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parenting

5 Everyday Ways To Teach Your Kids Gratitude (And Why It's So Important)

As a psychiatrist and mother of two young children, I believe teaching kids gratitude is key to helping them build a solid foundation for well-being...

Dr. Monisha Vasa
February 5 2016

How I Talk To My 10 Year-Old Son About Sex (And Why That's Important)

I believe it’s my job as a parent to make sure my kid is thriving in a variety of areas: academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

Gracie X
January 27 2016

How Dirt Keeps Your Kids Happy & Healthy: A Pediatrician Explains

Most non-farmers — which is to say, almost all of us — think of soil as being utterly irrelevant. But we couldn’t be more wrong.

Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D.
January 21 2016

Why I Didn't Breastfeed My Kids & What I Wish Moms Knew

Even though formula-feeding was the right choice for me, I find there’s still a lot of unnecessary shaming around this decision.

Nicole Avena, Ph.D.
December 29 2015

What I've Learned From 3 Miscarriages In 9 Months

It has been a struggle to come to terms with these losses, losses of the potential for life.

Erin Khar
December 28 2015

7 Reasons I Decided Not To Circumcise My Son

When I became pregnant with our first child, a baby boy, it was a topic that quickly surfaced as something that needed deep attention and discussion.

Sarah Kamrath
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

I'm Scared To Have Kids — But My Biological Clock Is "Ticking"

But somewhere along the line, especially in the last year or so, I began to question this. Do I actually even want kids?

Dana Hall
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

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

What To Do The Next Time Your Kid Has A Meltdown

Watching your toddler fall to the floor in a puddle of shrieks in public is enough to mortify any parent. But it's important to remember that tantrums...

Stephen Cowan, M.D.
October 26 2015

How To Help Your Kids Survive Divorce: A Child Psychologist Explains

At its most benign, a divorce is a disappointing end to a relationship. At its worst, divorce can be a devastating life transition for all involved.

Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
October 24 2015

Meet The World's First Yoga Doll

Here at mbg, we frequently write about issues with Barbie, and how she's not the best role model for young girls today. Thankfully, there are a few...

Gabrielle Frank
October 12 2015

Breast-Feeding Made Me Feel Like A Failure As A Mother. Here's What I Didn't Know Before I Started

The truth is, I found breast-feeding much more painful than childbirth, and I was far from prepared.

Amy Mungham
October 12 2015

Why I Taught My Daughter What A Vibrator Was When She Was 10 Years Old

Unlike a lot of mothers in my suburban community, I have no problem talking to my kids about sex.

Gracie X
October 9 2015

This 2-Minute Meditation Will Help You Find Calm With Your New Baby

Having a newborn is the perfect opportunity to practice meditation.

Stephen Cowan, M.D.
October 5 2015