The Death of a Child and Lessons for a Well-Lived Life

The Death of a Child and Lessons for a Well-Lived Life

Over the course of 11 years, Jennifer and Andrew provided Zack with the opportunity for a well-lived life.During the 11-years they spent caring for their son, it seems clear to me that Jennifer and Andrew also lived a good life.

Teacher uses balloons to teach kids to wipe front-to-back

Teacher uses balloons to teach kids to wipe front-to-back

Parents who have suffered through wiping woes are applauding a video on Twitter that shows a teacher with two inflated balloons tied to the back of a chair, in front of a classroom of kids with the same set-up.

Tom Cruise and 24-year-old son Connor make rare public appearance together

Tom Cruise and 24-year-old son Connor make rare public appearance together

Tom Cruise pictured with then-wife Nicole Kidman and their children, Bella and Connor, after arriving in Sydney for a family holiday in 1996.Newspix / Getty ImagesHe and Kidman adopted Connor and their 26-year-old daughter, Bella, during their decade-long marriage.

Kelly Stafford shares what her biggest fear was prior to brain tumor surgery

Kelly Stafford shares what her biggest fear was prior to brain tumor surgery

The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wrote a first-person essay for ESPN in which she described her journey from first experiencing dizziness, having a benign tumor removed during surgery on April 17, and working to regain her health.

Can Depressed People Have Long-Lasting Relationships?

Can Depressed People Have Long-Lasting Relationships?

Taken together, cross-sectional and long-term (longitudinal) studies, involving younger and older couples, make it possible to start to see patterns in the depression-relationship quality connections.

10-year-old girl dies by apparent suicide in California, prompting police investigation

10-year-old girl dies by apparent suicide in California, prompting police investigation

A 10-year-old girl was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday in Santa Ana, California, authorities said.A student from Hazard Elementary School in Santa Ana, California was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday.

See what two firefighters did to distract a frightened 2-year-old girl

See what two firefighters did to distract a frightened 2-year-old girl

Battalion Chief Allen Hadley and Captain Kevin Lloyd were trying to calm a toddler who had been involved in a car accident, when they noticed she was clutching three bottles of nail polish.Braelyn Fernelius painted the nails of Battalion Chief Allen Hadley and Captain Kevin Lloyd.

"Flip or Flop" star Christina Anstead on how she looks at school drop-off

"Flip or Flop" star Christina Anstead on how she looks at school drop-off

"I was dropping Tay off at school this morning with a screaming Hudson in the car (and I looked like a hot mess which is the norm the past 6 weeks) when she said something that really hit home," Anstead captioned a photo of herself and baby Hudson on Wednesday.

How to Solve a Hard Problem (In Your Sleep)

How to Solve a Hard Problem (In Your Sleep)

A team of researchers led by Kristin Sanders of Northwestern University designed an experiment to test whether cueing music associated with unsolved brain teasers during sleep increased people’s ability to solve those same brain teasers the next morning.

5 things only mums who aren't morning people will understand

5 things only mums who aren't morning people will understand

Here’s a quick way to determine if you’re not a morning person:.So if you’re not a morning person and you can relate to one or more of these things, know that you’re not alone.

I think my child may be LGBTQ: 6 things you can do before they come out

I think my child may be LGBTQ: 6 things you can do before they come out

"If you’re watching TV or a movie together and an LGBTQ character comes on, seize the opportunity to affirm to your child that you are accepting and supportive of LGBTQ people," Kristina Furia, the founder and executive director of Emerge Wellness and Philadelphia LGBTQ Counseling, tells TODAY Parents.

Prince Harry says his mother's death is 'a wound that festers'

Prince Harry says his mother's death is 'a wound that festers'

Prince Harry retraces Princess Diana's footsteps in Angola minefieldDominic Lipinski/AP, Tim Graham/Getty Images.Earlier this month, Harry made a rare and candid statement about the way the tabloid press has focused on his wife, the former Meghan Markle, since their marriage last year.

Tori Spelling opens up about bond with stepson — and what brought them closer

Tori Spelling opens up about bond with stepson — and what brought them closer

Jack McDermott, the son of her husband, Dean McDermott , and his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, turned 21 this week, and in honor of his birthday, Spelling opened up about the special bond they've shared and revealed what eventually brought them even closer together.

4-year-old saves his toddler sister from drowning

4-year-old saves his toddler sister from drowning

I was trying to lift her so she could breathe,” now 5-year-old Gray Forrester told the Knoxville NBC station.Andie said her brother was able to get her out of the pool.“He saved me,” she said."Andie walked up and said, 'I falled in the pool!

Search for 3-year-old who vanished from birthday party expands to multiple states

Search for 3-year-old who vanished from birthday party expands to multiple states

Kamille was with her mother and other relatives at the home of the person throwing the party, Birmingham Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Praytor said Sunday.

'All I'm asking for is three hours of help from the NDIS'

'All I'm asking for is three hours of help from the NDIS'

"I hate to complain," Jackie said, "because it makes me sound like I don't appreciate Noah and those who know me know he's the light of my life, but looking after him can be relentless.".

Pumpkin carving just got easier thanks to this $11 carving kit

Pumpkin carving just got easier thanks to this $11 carving kit

We used the scraper tool to peel away the pumpkin skin--kind of like a dental hygienist--and the pro move was easier than we thought.

Dad helps daughter study for test by hilarious texts

Dad helps daughter study for test by hilarious texts

Ana Caputo crammed for her test Wednesday night, with help from her mom, Erin, who is a public school teacher, and her older sister, Liv. Her father, Marc Caputo, who is a reporter for Politico, told TODAY that he also quizzed his daughter on the ride to school Thursday morning.

Controversial Studies Say It’s OK to Eat Red Meat

Controversial Studies Say It’s OK to Eat Red Meat

30, 2019 -- A group of papers about red and processed meat and human health, released today by Annals of Internal Medicine , says it’s OK to eat them because researchers couldn’t find any links to health problems like heart disease and cancer .

Your Dog Might Just Extend Your Life

Your Dog Might Just Extend Your Life

A pair of new reports found that dog owners have a lower risk of early death than people without canine companionship, particularly when it comes to dying from a heart attack or stroke .

How old is too old to trick or treat on Halloween?

How old is too old to trick or treat on Halloween?

“If a 17-year-old wants to dress up with their friends and trade candy at the end of the night, I think that’s great,” Newman told TODAY Parents .Newman said she hopes those on the other side of the door will be polite as well.

A Newly Discovered Link Between Brain Activity and Aging

A Newly Discovered Link Between Brain Activity and Aging

“A lot of data came together to support this initially counterintuitive idea that reducing excitability was a positive thing from the standpoint of long life, from worms to possibly humans,” says senior author Bruce Yankner, a professor of genetics and neurology at Harvard Medical School who studies the neurobiology of aging.

College football player honors stepdad with name change

College football player honors stepdad with name change

The two are so close that Grimwade-Musto admits it feels strange to call him a stepdad.The clip, which was produced by the Alabama school, then cuts to Grimwade-Musto breaking the news to his stepfather before a big game.

Religion and the Brain

Religion and the Brain

In addition to the "quietening" of the IPL, fMRI studies have also shown increased activity, when people pray, in areas of the frontal lobe of the brain that are responsible for traits like attention .

Parents Night is awkward for Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor

Parents Night is awkward for Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor

The next time you feel awkward at Parents Night at your child's school , just think how it must feel to be industrial rocker Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, who spent most of the '90s singing songs with the F-word in them.

Adam Levine says his daughter Dusty Rose, 3, doesn't like it when he sings

Adam Levine says his daughter Dusty Rose, 3, doesn't like it when he sings

Levine, who also has a 19-month-old daughter, Gio , with his wife, Behati Prinsloo , then told a story about how Dusty once shut him down when he played guitar for her.

How to make Dylan Dreyer's easy chicken pot pie recipe

How to make Dylan Dreyer's easy chicken pot pie recipe

"I cook all the time and I made my chicken pot pie, which is a recipe I've been making forever.Watch Dylan's son, Calvin, help her cook at Wine & Food Festival.

The 4 life lessons I learned after losing my job

The 4 life lessons I learned after losing my job

And it’s a powerful reminder to be that kind of friend when you’re needed, too.It’s hard to carve out time and mental space to look at our real life goals — I know this.

Monica Lewinsky unveils powerful PSA about a 'silent epidemic'

Monica Lewinsky unveils powerful PSA about a 'silent epidemic'

The announcement aims to remind people about the unseen anguish caused by online harassment, as well as the fact that you never know what someone else may be going through when they're being cyberbullied .The ad agency BBDO New York created the clip in collaboration with Lewinsky and her public relations firm, Dini von Mueffling Communications, to show the real-life consequences of online bullying.

Strategies To Raise a Grateful Child

Strategies To Raise a Grateful Child

If it is learned, then parents can actively use strategies to teach gratitude and raise grateful children.My coauthor Jean Illsley Clarke taught me a life lesson many years ago - one she calls “ Celebrations ”.

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