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 Esmé 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

In The News:


Is parenting being criminalized in America?
The Desert Sun
Debra Harrell was arrested recently after the McDonald's employee let her 9-year-old daughter spend the day playing in a nearby park while she worked her shift. The South Carolina woman says her daughter had a cell phone in case of danger, and critics ...
RedBlueAmerica: Is parenting being criminalized in America?Manisteenews

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The Economist

Parenting in America
The Economist
However, there are two worries about modern parenting. One concerns “helicopter parents” (largely at the top of the social scale), who hover over their children's lives, worrying themselves sick, depriving their offspring of independence and doing far ...

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Must-have parenting hacks for raising young children
Great Falls Tribune
Before having children, people warned us about many aspects of parenthood: laundry piles the size of Texas, how sleep is craved so deeply you can taste it and that there was a new-fangled torture device called "walking on Legos." After almost 13 years ...


Sarah McLachlan on parenting, sex and the 'have it all' debate
CNN
(CNN) -- Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter whose ballads helped so many of us through heartache, breakups and loss, was barely out of her teenage years when her first album was released back in 1988. Now, she's a ...

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5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting
Forbes
It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard? Granted, children need more attention and supervision than adults (most of the ...


Portales News-Tribune

'Pet parenting' offers convenience, autonomy
Portales News-Tribune
One doesn't have to be into pets to notice that everywhere you turn, pet paraphernalia dominates. From products to services to viral videos and social networking memes, the U.S., and for that matter, western culture as a whole, seems to have pets on ...

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This 7-Year-Old Has Some Wise Parenting Advice For Jimmy Kimmel
Huffington Post
Jimmy Kimmel became a dad again earlier in July, and this time, he decided to skip the baby books and go to a more obvious source for parenting advice: A fellow child. In this clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live, he asks an articulate 7-year-old some pointed ...
Viral hits: Kimmel parenting advice, father/daughter dance off, baby goats ...Dallas Morning News (blog)
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets even more parenting advice from kidsEntertainment.ie

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Washington Post

Parenting advice: Raising kind children
Washington Post
Amy Joyce has been at The Post, well, for a long time. Her first foray in to online chats were related to work. Now she's happy to chat about fun (but would like to believe the two can be one). She has been a Business reporter, editor for Weekend and ...

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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 we like to round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. This week, we're thrilled to welcome back guest curator Melissa ...


Eight photos selected in parenting education contest
Dalles Chronicle
importance of parenting in a child's life. According to Nancy Johanson Paul, Parenting Education Coordinator at The Next Door, “Parents and child care givers who are active in learning about a child's personality, child development, positive discipline ...

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Why Creativity and Self-Expression are Important to Little Kids

Can you draw a straight line? Most adults don't consider... Read More

Educational Toys And Childrens Books - A Must For Optimal Childhood Development

The brightly colored plastic mobile dangles lazily overhead in the... Read More

Discipline

Discipline is a necessary part of parenting yet it makes... Read More

Saving Money on Preschool: Readiness Skills Needed for Kindergarten

As a mom of 4 who's youngest child is about... Read More

Refresher Course on Diapering for Dads

It's among the top criticism wives have of their husbands:... Read More

Co-sleeping, a personal story

When I was pregnant, we knew that we had some... Read More

7 Ways Busy Families Can Volunteer

Volunteering together is a fantastic way to spend time as... Read More

Communications for Family Emergencies

You know that children can get into trouble. The older... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 3 Ways to Make the Time

Every now and then I'll get a story sent to... Read More

MORAL ARMORS Irrational Parenting, Part II

Handing Down Malignancy.Children may begin bright and eager to face... Read More

Is Your Child Becoming A Praise Junkie?

Do you praise your child when he fulfils a basic... Read More

Parents --- Homeschooling Can Take a Lot Less Time Than You Think

The time you will need to teach your children the... Read More

Potty Dolls to Accelerate Potty Training Success

Sometime the most effective training tool in rapidly accelerating the... Read More

Home For The Holidays: Avoid Aging Parents Becoming A Burden

By not planning for the future we guarantee that we... Read More

5 Great Tips For Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

Every children in the world whishes to have toys and... Read More

How to Cope With Colic

When my oldest daughter was born, I walked the floor... Read More

A Little Love, Please?

Article based on a friend's experienceI just wanted to share... Read More

Creating a Memorable Travel Journal Using A Stuffed Animal

You may remember The Red Couch Project, a book by... Read More

Baptisms And Alternative Ways To Hold A Naming Ceremony

Traditionally, babies have been named at a christening/baptism.... Read More

Two Means Trouble

You have two kids who are 14 months apart. How... Read More

Exposing the Damage: TV and Kids

There are millions of young children in this country who... Read More

Marriages May End But Families Are Forever

It was at that time when our marriage was falling... Read More

Inattentive ADHD: Just Like Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is the classic picture of Inattentive ADHD.... Read More

The Legend and Charm of The Tooth Fairy

The legend and myth of the Tooth Fairy is a... Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is Impulsivity?

Impulsivity is one of the hallmarks of people with Attention... Read More