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Opinion: Sometimes, It's OK to Let Your Kid Be Bullied

Resist the urge to intervene in all of your child's struggles. Credit: Getty Images
When my daughter started a full-day pre-kindergarten program last fall, it never occurred to me that she would be bullied, but that's exactly what happened. ...
This mom is teaching her kids the age old lesson: what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!

Opinion: Don't Be Jealous of French Mothers

French moms don't have it so easy. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Did you know that in France, the state pays for one-on-one sessions of perineal therapy after you have a baby? French women get help from a doctor getting their lady bits...
On the surface it looks like working mothers in France have it all, but what they really have is the encouragement of a patriarchal republic to breed in order to restore the population after centuries of war.

Would You Feed Another Woman's Breast Milk to Your Baby?

Can't pump enough breast milk? One mom offered to do it for her pal. Credit: planet_oleary, Flickr Breast-feeding is such an intimate act -- but blogger Taylor Newman shares her story of feeding her baby another woman's breast milk on...
A mom shares her experiences with feeding her son another woman's breast milk.

Opinion: Your Grade-Schooler Doesn't Need a Cell Phone

Call it a day -- cell phones just aren't for kids. Credit: jupiterimages
Today's conventional wisdom seems to dictate that "cell phone" should be right there on the back-to-school shopping list along with markers, crayons and new shoes, but...

Opinion: Parenting in Public is Perilous Business

They're watching you ... Illustration by Christopher Healy
There's nothing quite like spending 16 days straight with six family members and an additional guest to throw your parenting skills into stark relief. Turns out, I'm a yeller short on...

Opinion: Bottle Up the Bad-Mouthing and Leave Suri Cruise Alone

Stop hatin' on little Suri. Credit: KORPA, Bauer-Griffin
Poor Suri Cruise just can't catch a break. She was spotted with a baby bottle in her mouth last week in New York City, where mom Katie Holmes is shooting "Son of No One" -- and boy, oh...

Opinion: Sorry, Jon - Kate Gosselin Is Not an Absentee Mom

Jon Gosselin is claiming his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, is an absentee parent because she's out working to support her family. Credit: Ray Tamarra, Getty Images
Jon Gosselin, formerly known as one-half of TLC's reality series "Jon and Kate Plus...

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