Family Dynamics

What makes a family? Learn about traditional and non-traditional family relationships, including single-parent families, families with gay parents, military families, and more. Try these tips for making your family work regardless of your family make-up.

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Families Are Forming Between Friends—Here's How Platonic Parenting Works
No longer are love and marriage precursors to baby-making. Real parents raising children together as friends share the advantages of platonic co-parenting and how this parenting model works for them.
Why We Need to Stop Outing LGBTQIA+ Students
Revealing the identities of queer students has a major impact on their mental health, safety, and potential for self-harm. Here's how to protect queer youth.
Signs Your Child's Grandparent Is a Narcissist—and What To Do About It
Think your child's grandparent might be a narcissist? Experts share the red flags and describe how to cope with troubling moments that might occur.
The Unapologetically Black Tradition of Expanding the Definition of Family
Black Americans have been defining family through love and connection, as opposed to biology alone, for centuries. Experts say it reflects the sense of community and collective responsibility Black people feel toward each other.
Olympic Mom Kelly Rippon Shares Tips on How To Support Your LGBTQIA+ Child in Competitive Sports
Olympic parent Kelly Rippon watched her son Adam Rippon win a medal in figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here, she shares ideas for parents to build a support network for their LGBTQIA+ children involved in competitive sports.
Holocaust Survivor Uses TikTok To Tell Her Story and Teach Necessary History Lessons
Lily Ebert is an unlikely TikTok breakout star who is using her platform to fight Holocaust denialism and spread her message of hope.
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Dad Starts TikTok Trend by Offering To Stand in as Parent for LGBTQIA+ Couples on Their Wedding Day
Everyone deserves to be surrounded by love on their big day. This TikTok dad has created a community of people dedicated to ensuring LGBTQIA+ couples get that and more.
Here's What Parents Need To Know About Chest Binding
Binders are a form of gender affirming clothing for transgender tweens and teens, and there's a lot to know before choosing the right one.
How a Teen Parent Program Is Helping One Mom Follow Her Dreams While Raising Her Son: 'I Feel Like I'm Not Alone'

After Amaria Dowdell welcomed her son, she was back in the classroom three months later, thanks to a high school program in Florida. Today, she's laying the groundwork for a bright future as a teen mom, high school graduate, and hopeful entrepreneur.