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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Today.com

'No rescue' parenting is the anti-helicopter
Today.com
“A popular expression in parenting education circles is: 'A child who always forgets has a parent who always remembers.' If we rescue kids from their repeated forgetfulness, we rob them of the opportunity to take personal responsibility and learn from ...


The hardest year of parenting
News & Observer
Some will argue that it's the very first year of life. It's hazing that brings new parents to their knees, shock therapy for the 18 years ahead. That's when parenting is most demanding, some say – in those around-the-clock blurry days and nights. But ...

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RH Reality Check

Where's the '16, Parenting, and OK' Reality Show?
RH Reality Check
The media's bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and ...


'Q Is For Quinoa' Shows The ABCs Of Parenting Today
Huffington Post
As you can probably tell from the title, Q is for Quinoa is not your typical "A is for Apple" and "Z is for Zebra" alphabet book. All of the letters corresponds to real aspects of parenting in the 21st century, with a hipster twist -- from Active ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Government urged to spend £250m to help good parenting
The Guardian
Encouraging good parenting, including playing and cuddling, should become as important a priority as good schools, the government's social mobility commission said on Monday in a damning report which predicts this decade will be the first on record in ...
Social mobility tsar: four-in-10 mothers and fathers 'should receive parenting ...Telegraph.co.uk
Parenting help urged by reportBelfast Telegraph

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Toronto Sun

Ask Amy: Dating couple grapple with part-time parenting
Washington Post
DEAR AMY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 1 / 2 years. When he was 20, his casual girlfriend became pregnant and had a baby. His daughter is now 7, but the child's mother is controlling and wouldn't let my boyfriend see his daughter alone.
Dating couple ponder part-time parentingToronto Sun

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Welcome to GradHacker Parenting Week
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
To paraphrase a friend of mine, “Grad school is hard. Parenting in grad school is harder. Single parenting in grad school is a whole new level of difficult.” And yet somehow the work gets done and the noses get wiped. This theme week came out of ...


Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents ...


ChicagoNow (blog)

5 reasons parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler, according ...
ChicagoNow (blog)
I've addressed the similarities between toddlers and tweens/teens here and here, but after reading All Joy and No Fun, I started thinking that while they may be similar, parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler. 1. Adolescents stir up ...


WLOS

Family Conference Focuses on Postitive Parenting
WLOS
Saturday's sessions were about everything from parenting, how to handle bullying, to helping kids build a fort. Organizers say all this can help resolve some of the difficulties that come with children and adults growing together. Amy Barry, Smart ...

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Back to School Feng Shui

Every school year parents and students dutifully trudge through the... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

A common theme over the past 20 years has been... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Responding to a Poor Progress Report in School

Q. We just got our daughter's progress report, and it... Read More

Teach Your Kids to Cook Well, Eliminating Excessive Health Care Needs in the Future

We are all aware of the child obesity epidemic that... Read More

Hearing Our Seriously Distressed Adolescents

The distressed adolescent often has feelings of abandonment, emotional detachment,... Read More

Playful Parenting - More than Just Fun and Games

Early childhood educators have called play "children's work". Many parents... Read More

Illegal and Legal Drug Usage in the United States

How bad is the illegal drug problem here in the... Read More

Going Out to a Restaurant with Kids

Dining in a restaurant with kids can be very enervating... Read More

Diagnosing ADHD in Children, an Introduction

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

Math Facts - Try Some Fun Ways to Learn Them

Memorizing math facts is a necessary part of elementary school.... Read More

Potty Training Battle of the Wills

Some children practically potty train themselves, while others struggle and... Read More

Our Recommended Eating Program for ADHD

Below is a copy of our eating program for Attention... Read More

Should The Dad-To-Be Attend The Birth?

Not so long ago a dad-to-be would pace up and... Read More

Should We Apologize To Our Children?

An apology is a sign of strength, not weakness. Sometimes... Read More

Raising a Tobacco-Free Kid

We begin forming healthy habits at a young age. With... Read More

Lead with Love:How Mothers Can Use Their Greatest Strength to Manage Around Their Technical Weakness

My wife and I have been working on a video... Read More

Quality Time?

There's a phrase that's become popular over the past few... Read More

Diagnosing ADHD in Your Child, an Introduction

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

Mothers Day Tribute

As Mother's Day approaches I would like to give a... Read More

Learning Responsibility is a Lifelong Process

Learning responsibility is an ever widening and lifelong process.As thinking,... Read More

Sometimes Our Childrens Questions Answer Our Own

I was changing Ford's diaper the other day when he... Read More

Coping With Colic

Quite simply, an absolute nightmare for parents and babies alike,... Read More

Are Public Schools Anti-Parent?

Some public schools try to turn children against their parents... Read More

How Effective Are Ritalin and Dexedrine in Treating the Symptoms of ADHD?

Many research studies have shown the overall effectiveness of stimulant... Read More

Top 50 Mom Quotations

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I... Read More