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March 31, 2014

If you have taken every Buzzfeed quiz and are still hungry for more, check out our fun personality tests geared toward parents! For example, try our latest one: "Which Modern Family Parent Are You?" -- and share in the comments area who you got! (I'm a total Claire/Gloria hybrid!)

Here are some of our other favorite personality quizzes for parents:

What's Your…
October 24, 2013

There’s nothing like that moment when you realize that putting in all of that mental, emotional, and physical effort into “modeling” the proper behavior for your kids, is as futile as cleaning your house when you have toddlers. <!--break-->One less-than-polite response to your husband, or curse word uttered in traffic with a car full of kids, unravels your perfect parent persona and lets your kids in on the secret that all rules are made to be broken, and mommy is the biggest offender.  I’ve…

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October 18, 2012

Kids are a blessing. And also a pain in the ... tush. That's why a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek "test" on whether a couple is ready for parenthood is quickly going viral. Here are my top 5 favorite parenting preparation tips from the quiz (which was written by an anonymous British[?] blogger):

"Go to the…

October 12, 2012

There are parents whose hearts broke on the day their child was diagnosed with ADHD, and who painfully weighed the treatment options for ADHD, taking great pains to avoid putting their child on medication before finally resorting to it. And then, as a new NYTimes article points out, there are parents (and doctors) who are more breezy -- even eager -- …

October 12, 2012

There are parents whose hearts broke on the day their child was diagnosed with ADHD, and who painfully weighed the treatment options for ADHD, taking great pains to avoid putting their child on medication before finally resorting to it. And then, as a new NYTimes article points out, there are parents (and doctors) who are more breezy -- even eager -- …

July 26, 2012

By now, “mommy wars” has become a household phrase. We all know the battles and opposing sides: working mom vs. stay-at-home mom, breastfeeding mom vs. bottle-feeding mom, attachment vs. free-range … the list goes on. We’ve all taken our various sides and have our own personal battle scars from living with our choices and facing the upturned noses of those who chose differently. And the Internet, bless its soul, has helped us dig in our heels, wage ugly words, and fire judgmental…

July 03, 2012

A new study published by the online journal Pediatrics has found that individuals who were spanked, hit, or slapped as a child have a higher risk of mental illness as an adult, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse dependence, and several personality disorders.

The study included a sample of civilian, non-institutionalized adults aged 20 or over. They were asked about current medical conditions and past…

June 26, 2012

It was the (fake?) tongue ring seen 'round the world. Yesterday, news of 11-year-old Willow Smith getting a tongue ring blew up on the Web. The "wild child" daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith had posted a pic of herself and a friend with fresh "piercings" (hers on her tongue and her friend's on her chin/lower lip) on Instagram... Side note: Parents, if you don't know what…

April 10, 2012

You have probably noticed that FamilyEducation.com got a makeover! The FE Team was thrilled to officially launch the spruced-up site this morning. Welcome to our new look! It's the same great parenting content you've always relied on but it has a modern design and should be much easier to navigate.

Every topic, from Babies to Teens to Mom's Life and more, is packed…

March 09, 2012

In your 30s... Not a huge shock, but that's what a small new study published in the journal Human Reproduction concluded.

The University of California, San Francisco, study asked 107 parents who used in vitro fertilization to have their first child at age 40+ about the pros and cons of having kids at that age. Some of the pros they cited: being more self-confident and understanding; one of the big cons: lacking…