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7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Importance Of Gratitude [EXPERT]
Happy Thanksgiving!

7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Importance Of Gratitude

As a parent, it can be awfully tempting to spoil your kids, especially around the holidays. And while it's okay to regale the with gifts every so often, it's essential that they learn to appreciate what they have. With that in mind, here are some tips from our experts about how to teach your kids the importance of gratitude.

8 Holiday Tips for Pregnant Moms [EXPERT]
It's that time of year again ...

8 Holiday Tips For Pregnant Moms

Pregnancy can zap energy. After all, growing a human takes a lot of work, even if you're just sitting on the couch. Simply walking from the bathroom to the kitchen can completely take the wind out of you. Here are some practical tips to help you stay at the top of your game during the holidays.

4 Reasons To Have A Father-Daughter Sex Talk [EXPERT]
Have you talked to your daughter yet?

4 Reasons To Have A Father-Daughter Sex Talk

A new study shows when dads talk with their children about sex, those children have less sex during adolescence. While it's traditional in many families for the mother to talk to her daughters and for the father to talk to his sons, here are at least four reasons why it is important for fathers to also talk to their daughters about sex.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Your Divorce [EXPERT]
What would you say?

How To Talk To Your Kids About Your Divorce

As if getting divorced isn't difficult enough, add kids into the mix and you've got a whole extra layer of complications. What should you say to them? What should you avoid saying? How can you help them through it?

fast food
"Daddy just walked in with a greasy bag of fries? Let me at 'em!"

Will My Husband's Bad Eating Habits Rub Off On Our Kid?

It's not rocket science that incoporating healthy foods intp family meals will result in a child with better eating habits. As far as I see it, pretty soon my husband will either have to shape up his diet, or start eating drive-thru fare in his car.

5 Things Divorcing Parents Actually Do Right [EXPERT]
Are you getting divorced?

5 Things Divorcing Parents Actually Do Right

As much as divorce can be devastating for parents, it is often more so for kids. They may not show signs of trauma in ways the parents would expect, but it doesn't mean they're not being traumatized by the people in their lives.

5 Love Lessons From Families With Down Syndrome [EXPERT]
Have you heard of 31 for 21?

5 Love Lessons From Families With Down Syndrome

October can easily be colored pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month or splashed with purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. However, this year I choose to honor the month with yellow and blue because it's also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

plan b
Plan B and other morning-after pills are available over-the-counter to those 17 and older.

Give My Kid Plan B Behind My Back? Yes, Please!

Thirteen New York City high schools are making Plan B available to students without parental notification. The only thing that upsets me about this news is that it doesn't apply to my middle schooler.