A five-year-old UK boy has been invoiced for $30 (CDN) for failing to attend a classmate's birthday party. More »Five-year-old invoiced for missing classmate's birthday
As a former divorce mediator, and current couples and family mediator, I have heard every excuse that parents use to feel better about breaking up their family. In this article, I’ve outlined several of the most common lies that you might be telling yourself if you’re considering divorce. Before you believe them, or give up on your marriage, you might want to check out my Marriage SOS book series and do some serious soul-searching. More »'Kids Are Resilient' and 7 Other Lies Divorcing Parents Should Stop Believing
We hear it over and over again; every book, article and TV show confirms it: parenting is the hardest job on the planet. But is it really? Is raising a happy, healthy, well-behaved child truly more difficult than rocket science? Should it truly require a Ph.D or are we—as parents—looking to get off the hook for being judged for our mistakes? I tend to believe it’s more about the latter. So I have taken my years of field study in the arena of coaching parents and compiled this list … More »10 Parenting Mistakes That Are Easily Avoidable
Watch traumatized new dad Dax Shepard talk about what he calls wife Kristen Bell's C-section "autopsy." More »Traumatized Dax Shepard on Kristen Bell's C-section: Hilarious!
In the drama that is pregnancy and childbirth, women are the stars and men are the supporting players. But there’s one place where guys can also play a pivotal role: the delivery room. More »Is the Delivery Room Too Intense For Men?
When the Colon family decided to donate their son Jared’s organs, after the 17-year-old was tragically killed last July by a single punch to the head during a fight, they hoped the gesture would help other families in need. More »Mom of Teen Who Died After One Punch Gets Letter From His Kidney Recipient
Given all the “Frozen” merchandise (costumes, dolls, lunch boxes, T-shirts) it was only a matter of time before “Frozen” apps became the next big craze for kids unable to let Anna and Elsa go (although the movie came out way back in 2013). But there’s nothing natural about the new game “Anna Giving Birth.” More »Is Buzzy 'Frozen' App Harmful to Kids?
A few weeks ago I punished my son in a way that I had been punished as a child. I felt like I taught him an important lesson and was proud of myself —but now I wonder if it was the right thing to do. More »The Most Important Lesson I’ve Taught My Son So Far
A typical 9-month-old baby weighs between 17 and 20 pounds, and adds another pound by one year, according to the World Health Organization. But Juanita Valentina Hernandez, a 10-month-old in Colombia, is anything but typical. Born at only 6 pounds, she has already ballooned to a whopping 44 pounds — the weight of an average 5-year-old. More »44-Pound Baby Weighs as Much as a 5-Year-Old
I quit my last full-time job in April of 2007 when my first child was three months old. I’ve always known that it was the best decision for my family, but since then, there’s rarely been a day when I haven’t questioned it. More »The Secret No Mom Likes to Admit
A Colorado pastor halted the funeral of a 33-year-old mother of two over the weekend, reportedly because a memorial slideshow featured kissing and other moments of affection between the woman, Vanessa Collier, and her wife, Christina Higley. More »Mom's Funeral Halted by Pastor Over Affectionate Photos of Two Wives
Get out of the way, Tiger Moms and helicopter and free-range parents! There's a new parenting label making headlines. More »Snowplow parenting: The latest controversial technique
Almost every year since her dad died of a brain aneurysm in 2010, 16-year-old Ashlynn Marracino has written him a letter on his birthday — Jan. 6 — and sent it up into heaven on a balloon. More »Daughter’s letter to heaven gets a reply
Hearing your baby utter “mama” or “dada” for the first time is undoubtedly the holy grail of milestones. More »Dada vs. mama: The science behind baby’s first word
The latest baby gear launched at the Consumer Electronics Show takes the urge to hover to a new, high-tech level. More »Wearable tech for babies: Newest trend for helicopter parents
A few years ago, I traveled to Ethiopia to report on how hospital births improve fetal and maternal mortality. The numbers were staggering: Giving birth in a hospital saved lives by the thousands. More »What Really Surprised Me About Home Birth
A mother and her 7-week-old daughter were kicked out of a casino lobby after a security guard told the new mom that her little one was a “security threat.” More »Casino Kicks Out Breastfeeding Mom, Calls Baby a 'Security Threat'
By now, you’ve read that Beyonce maybe, isn’t, probably, might be, and definitely is pregnant. Rumors circulated on Sunday after the 33-year-old singer posted an Instagram photo showing herself buried in the sand with what appears to be a super-round stomach. More »Beyonce's 'Pregnancy:' How Baby Rumors Are Born
What’s more unusual than going from one to four children in a single day? Welcoming identical newborn triplets — who were conceived naturally. That’s the exceedingly rare honor bestowed upon Jody Kinsey, 30, and husband Jase Kinsey on Dec. 5, when Jody gave birth to sons Cade, Ian, and Milo at 32 weeks via cesarean section at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. “Our spirits are very high,” Jase, 29, tells Yahoo Parenting. Still, he adds, “Going from one to four children in a short time was a big shock.” More »'1 in a Million' Set of Identical Triplets Born
Practice makes perfect — even when it comes to discouraging kids from underage drinking. Parents’ consistent and sustained messages to their children about restricting alcohol make a real difference in reducing adolescent drinking, according to research published in the December issue of Addictive Behaviors. More »The Secret to Preventing Teen Drinking
Ian Mendes doesn't think you should set the bar too high with resolutions. Here are his realistic parenting goals for the year ahead. More »10 totally attainable parenting goals for 2015
My father was hilarious and creative and the best friend that a guy with a truck stuck in a ditch at 4 am could have. He was intelligent and hard-working and the life of the party. He could strum a guitar and build a tree house and fix a satellite dish. He was a great friend and employee, and I thought he was a great father. More »How The Death Of My Alcoholic Dad Made Me A Better Mother
A new video from Cut, the site that launched those pot-smoking grandmas into viral mode in November, takes on an even more awkward situation this time around: parents telling their young kids about how babies are made. “The Birds and the Bees” was posted on Wednesday to YouTube, where it’s already racked up more than 1.9 million views. More »Families' Hilarious (and Painfully Awkward) Conversations About Sex With Their Kids
Parents of a pair of gunmen who landed two New York City police officers in the hospital this week have come forward with apologies — and a jumble of explanations — on behalf of their grown kids. More »Inside the Guilt, Torment Faced by the Parents Whose Kids Shot NYC Cops