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7 Practices To Be A Calm, Mindful Parent (Even When Life Gets Crazy)

As a mindfulness teacher in an elementary school, I'm thrilled that mindfulness has become so popular. (It warmed my heart to see that my...

Kaia Roman
January 17 2016

5 Parenting Books That Helped Me Raise Grateful, Healthy & Happy Children

Although like any new parent I had no clue what I was doing when child number one came along, I did know what values I wanted to instill in my...

Rebeca Plantier
January 4 2016

I Didn't Breastfeed My Children & They Turned Out Great. Here's What I Wish All Moms Knew

Seven years ago when I had my first daughter, I was unable to breastfeed because of the medication I was taking after delivery complications. I felt...

Nicole Avena, PhD
December 29 2015

The 15 Best Wellness Books Of 2015

If you asked me to estimate the number of wellness-related books released in a given year, I wouldn't have half a clue. I would be able to tell you...

Allison Daniels
December 29 2015

6 Ways I Created A Stress-Free Morning Routine As A Mom

Mornings are always a hectic time. But when my almost-3-year-old daughter started preschool, I discovered a whole new world of a.m. stress.

Elaine Bayless
December 28 2015

7 Last-Minute Gifts For Kids That Create Lasting Joy

In an age of instant gratification, both adults and kids are used to getting things they want throughout the entire year, with little waiting time or...

Abbie Schiller
December 23 2015

7 Reasons I Decided Not To Circumcise My Son

As a mother, childbirth educator, and prenatal yoga teacher, I find circumcision to be one of the biggest areas of conflict and confusion among...

Sarah Kamrath
December 17 2015

How I Taught My Children To See The Good In Life (Even When They're Unhappy)

The other day, my children and I were walking in New York’s Washington Square Park. It was a beautiful day and there were at least five different...

Allison Carmen
December 17 2015

The 9 Foods I Recommend Kids Eat Every Day: A Nutritionist Explains

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, one of my favorite things about my job is empowering kids to become healthy eaters. I look at every meal and...

Jennifer Glockner
December 13 2015

My Son Is Adopted. Here Are The Questions I'm Constantly Asked + What I'd REALLY Like To Say

It’s been a little over a year since my husband and I adopted our baby son.

Jessica Murnane
December 10 2015

10 Lessons In Happiness We Should Teach Girls

Who are the young women you want to influence? I’ve created this list to make it easy for you to talk to the young women in your life about what it...

Valorie Burton
December 10 2015

Why I Think Giving Kids Junk Food "Only On Special Occasions" Is Seriously Harmful

Before I give you advice about how to raise your children, let me start by saying that one, I’m not a parent, and two, I don’t even have that much...

Larissa Wright
December 8 2015

13 Inspirational Quotes From Your Favorite Children's Books

I have a profound connection to children’s literature. When I was young, my parents read to me often and instilled in me the joy of reading. I was...

Lawrence Rosen, M.D.
December 7 2015

7 Things That Will Help You Have An Amazing Childbirth (Even If Your Last One Wasn't)

I had two great births, so I know how positive the experience can be. But I also know I was lucky. In my work as a therapist, I’ve heard plenty of...

Anna Wilde
December 3 2015

How To Raise Kids Who Won't Become Bullies (Or Victims)

I have three children and, like all parents, worry about pretty much everything related to their development. Stories in the media usually don’t...

Deborah K. Heisz
December 2 2015

7 Habits Of Great Parents

Kids are fabulous — but frustrating. If you're like most parents, you desperately want to be a great mom or dad and do the right thing.

Cate Scolnik
November 28 2015

5 Things Moms Need To Stop Saying To Other Moms

Recently, I’ve had a series of conversations with a good friend, who is also a mom, that really got me thinking.

Misha W.
November 22 2015

How To Explain The Paris Attacks (And Other Tragic Events) To Your Kids

When tragedy strikes, parents often find themselves doubly challenged. Not only are they processing their own feelings of grief and distress, but...

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz
November 20 2015

3 Things People Get Wrong About Autism

Recently, I was rounding up my three boys for bedtime. The younger two had already gone up the stairs, but my oldest son Jack, 11, who has autism, was...

Dr. Andrea Libutti
November 20 2015