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Where Do We Draw the Line with Bullying?

My daughter recently told me about an incident with some of her friends. A group of them were together singing, dancing and having fun. One friend, a free spirited, earnest girl, was enthusiasticall…

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Should We Lie to Kids About Santa Claus?

I really love Christmas. The tree decorating, the egg nog, the cheesy Hallmark movies - I love it all. And that's partly due to the fact that I'm lucky enough to have had a lot of great Christmases as…

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Is Having Kids A Necessity To ‘Having It All’?

By Lisa Steadman for YourTango.com. Ever since Anne-Marie Slaughter's article Why Women Still Can't Have It All appeared in the July issue of The Atlantic, I've been fired up and pissed off ... bec…

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Back to School Bliss!

By Mallika Chopra Have to admit — the happiest person in my house right now may just be me.  Just the thought of school starting next week brings a smile to my face — oh, how wonderful it will be…

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The Sweetest Photo You’ll See Today: Dad Wears Skirt

Nils Pickert lives in a small, traditionally religious town in Germany. He also has a five-year-old son who enjoys wearing dresses and skirts and painting his nails. Instead of discouraging his son fr…

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Police Cracking Down on…Kids’ Lemonade Stands?

It must have been a slow day for police in Midway, Georgia. Officers shut down a lemonade stand in the small Georgia town, saying that the kids running it needed a business license and permits - t…

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Tips to Talk to Children About the Colorado Shooting

Whether you're a parent of young children, or whether you simply spend time around young nieces, nephews, or children in your neighborhood, you may be wondering how to talk to children about the tragi…

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Talking to Children About the Batman Shooting (Video)

By Mallika Chopra I woke up this morning to emails saddened by the tragic news from Colorado.  Opened up CNN on my phone and saw the headlines: Gunman Kills 12 at Batman Movie. The alarm went …

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Big Fat Lies Moms Believe

I don’t know about you, but when I became a mom I also became more self-critical. It was as if when I gave birth to my daughter, I also gave birth to a new clan of Inner Critics whose mission was to c…

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Obese Man Loses Custody of His Children

This morning I read the story about an Ottawa man who lost his children in a custody battle, at least in part due to his weight.  While the name of the man has not been released, according to The Glob…

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