The 6 Best Parents of 2013

With deeds ranging from encouraging letters to acts of profound solidarity, these parents embody acceptance and generosity.

BY Alex J Davidson

December 23 2013 5:00 AM ET

MSNBC Cohost and Mom Who Discussed Same-Sex Marriage With Her Young Daughter

Krystal Ball, cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle, endured the ire of conservatives after talking about same-sex marriage with her young daughter for an online segment. The frank back-and-forth with Ball’s daughter inspired comments from Glenn Beck and Doug Powers, who called the question-and-answer session a form of child abuse.