Nail Biting Basics

Nail biting in all its various forms is problematic behavior beset by peculiarity and contradiction. Technically speaking, the correct word for nail biting is ANONYCHOPHAGIA. Nail biting typically begins between the ages of five and 10 and is common among children as well as adults.... Read More

For School Success, Dont Coddle Your Kids

Parents want their children to succeed in school. However, sometimes their best intentions are misguided. Attempts to provide children with a wonderful life can, in fact, increase the stress of the entire family.One of parents' most common mistakes is to want to make everything easy for their children. It's painful... Read More

Vision: 20/20 Is Not Enough!

Now is an excellent time to have your child's vision checked. Don't be too quick to say, "My child's vision is fine: 20/20!" In many cases that is not enough.The Snellen chart, the instrument most frequently used to test eyesight, often gives people a false sense of security about their... Read More

Book Review: How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading was conceived when author Esm Raji Codell was staring at a shriveled potato that was sprouting eyes. She wondered, " . . . if I had a potato, nothing but a potato, how could I teach a classroom full of children? Well,... Read More

Assertiveness: Key to Better Parenting

I have always been aware of my number one weakness: non-assertiveness. But I have come a long way from the time when I couldn't say 'no' to a child molester and not understanding the importance of telling my parents. At my first job after high school, I had the misfortune... Read More

Summer Survival

Summer Survival The summer season is here and along with it comes summer vacation for the school-aged kids. Moms are now responsible for coming up with the ideas and curriculum for their children and I am the first to admit that by the... Read More

If your child is being bullied - 20 top tips for parents

Keith is now in the fourth grade and he dislikes school. For a fourthgrader, this does not sound right. The reason Keith dislikes school thoughdoes not have anything to do with academics. Keith is being bullied beforeschool, at school, and on the school bus. Who can blame him for not... Read More

Boundaries - Why Theyre Needed

Imagine a child who lacks ownership of his own life, has noself-control, and lacks respect for others. If these were the qualities ofyour son, how would you feel for his future wives? Yes, wives is plural, this is one major reason we need to set boundariesfor our children their... Read More

The Benefits of Music Education

Despite serious reductions in funding for arts programs in public schools, there is a great need for studying music. Band, orchestra, and choir all offer students a chance to work together in a social and intellectual group setting and excel at complex tasks. The trick... Read More

New Mom...New Baby...New Debt?

Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy. Preparing for a new baby can be a costly experience, especially in the areas of clothing and nursery furniture. The good... Read More

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Parenting and Heart Attacks
New York Times (blog)
Private Lives: Personal essays on the news of the world and the news of our lives. “Anything I should know before I go home?” I asked the chief cardiologist, trying not to sound terrified. “Just don't lift stuff over 10 pounds for a few weeks.” “My ...

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Waiting for the Bat Signal: The Passing of a Parenting Legend
Huffington Post
But Cahill, along with the other founders, envisaged not just a boob-help-hotline, but a community of mothers guiding and nurturing each other through their parenting journeys. I've called LLL twice. But I've asked average LLL mamas innumerable ...


Present Moment Parenting in the 21st Century
Huffington Post
If you are, or will soon be, a parent, congratulations! You are on a wild and wonderful ride full of ups and downs, ins and outs and a whole lot of trial and error. Parenting has always been this way, and yet, we live in a time like never before. Our ...


Unequal Societies Give an Incentive for Pushy Parenting
New York Times
That is the conclusion of a pair of European economists who set out to study something more nebulous than interest rates or deficit reduction: parenting styles, and specifically the rise of so-called helicopter parenting, a topic endlessly discussed in ...

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People Magazine

Jenna Bush Hager: What My Mom Taught Me About Parenting
People Magazine
The new mom says her parenting methods may differ from her mother's. “I was a teacher, so I'm creating structure and discipline. I'm a little bit more of an enforcer,” she says. But, “When the time is right I hope I can sit back and allow Mila to ...


The payoff for strict parenting
Washington Post
I bristle when I hear people talking about “helicopter parenting.” Yes, some parents are a little too manic about the success of their children. I was part of a group of mothers once in which one woman was fretting about how far behind her 3-year old ...


Daily Mail

Expert claims good parenting has little effect on a child's IQ
Daily Mail
After studying the habits of adoptive parents, Professor Beaver found that there was no association between parenting and a child's intelligence later in life. His study strengthens the theory that intelligence (illustrated in a stock image) is passed ...
Parenting Style Probably Does Not Raise IQ in ChildrenPsychCentral.com
Child's later-life intelligence 'not influenced by parenting'Medical News Today
'Parenting' plays little role in child's IQ developmentABP News

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The hidden economics behind strict parenting
Washington Post (blog)
The rise of helicopter parents like Amy Chua, whose 2011 book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" brought attention to an increasingly popular parenting style emphasizing hard work and strict child rearing, could be less of a cultural phenomenon than a ...


'This Is How We Do' Parody Is Two Minutes Of Parenting Truth
Huffington Post
Who says multi-tasking is impossible? Brenna Jennings, of Suburban Snapshots, knows that is just how moms gets sh*t done. Her new parody video, set to Katy Perry's "This Is How We Do" (natch) goes out to "all the ladies in last night's makeup... at ...


Parenting: No instructions included
HLNtv.com
Parenting is the most rewarding and most challenging job on earth. New York City-based photographer Danielle Guenther decided to put some real-life scenarios into still shots. Guenther, who is also a mother, decided to create the series after a session ...

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A Child Can Make a Difference

Sometimes dreams really can come true! May 8th - 11th,... Read More

Best Investment

Every week I write something about the stock market -... Read More

Turn off the TV -- and Turn on to Physical Activity!

Imagine having no television for an entire season. Such was... Read More

Imaginations Soar

Have you ever sat and watch a child struggle with... Read More

Get Down (On The Floor!) And Play With Your Children

When was the last time you and your kids rolled... Read More

Diagnosing ADHD in Your Child, an Introduction

Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children... Read More

Monitoring Your Teens for Drug Use Without Appearing to be Spying

Even if your teenagers do not use drugs, you still... Read More

Promote Physical Fitness for Your Child

If your child is to derive the benefits of physical... Read More

How Do You Find the Best Car Seat to Protect Your Child

Choosing a good car seat for your child's protection is... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child To Be Responsible?

Most of us when asked what we want our children... Read More

Family Meetings Are Now On The Agenda

"Not another meeting!"That tends to be the reaction from many... Read More

Picky Eater Syndrome

'Picky Eater' is a label coined to describe the phenomenon... Read More

Plane Trip with Kids

Though you can cover even very long distances by car... Read More

Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children

Parents of hyperactive children know the "Would you please just... Read More

ADHD: Some Survival Strategies for Parents

In our last issue we posted some of our suggested... Read More

My Sweet Little Valentine

Valentine day has always been a special day in my... Read More

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?

On a bright Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago,... Read More

Water Hazards For Young Children

Unfortunately each year many young children drown in swimming pools,... Read More

Unschooling - the Benefits of Home Based Education

Home schooling benefits children. As a parent, I feel it... Read More

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

What is child sexual abuse? Any sexual activity that is... Read More

Cooking With Your Kids Helps Develop Motor Skills for Preschoolers

Did you know that cooking with your kids is a... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

If you're looking for toys that are both fun to... Read More

CAMP INJURIES- 7 Things You Must Know

WHEN AN INJURY HAPPENS AT CAMP, HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED... Read More

6 Great Freebie Resources for Parents of Twins & Multiple Births

A sure way to double the joys of parenthood is... Read More

Wholism and Materialism

Perhaps I could make a lot of money by founding... Read More