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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BBC News

Tiger Mum or Cat Dad? Claws out over parenting styles
BBC News
Perhaps you're familiar with the super-strict mum who pushes her kids to be the best at school, sport, and music - no matter what the cost. It's a parenting style made famous in 2011 by the Chinese-American author Amy Chua and her best-selling book ...

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ABC News

The 'Free Range Parenting' Debate
ABC News
Daniel Alexander may teetered Marilyn started national debate on parenting. The so called free range parent investigated and their crying. Letting their time in six year old children walk a mile home from a park without adult supervision the team's ...

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What exactly is this whole 'free-range kid' thing?
Washington Post
What is free-range parenting, exactly? What I've been fighting against for the last seven years is a culture that believes children are in constant danger. When I started the blog and put my little mission statement up there, it was that I believed in ...
Kids, Go Ahead and Talk to Strangers: Lenore Skenazy in The Washington PostReason (blog)

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Huffington Post

Raising Risk-Takers: An Upside of Free-Range Parenting?
Huffington Post
Here in the Washington, D.C., area, there's a story that has generated a lot of attention: The case of the free-range parents. A Maryland couple has allowed their 10- and 6-year-olds to play outside and walk home from a park, unsupervised, and they've ...


Yahoo Parenting

Once 'Father' and 'Son,' Now a Married Couple
Yahoo Parenting
“When we moved to Pennsylvania, we had both retired and we were of the age where one begins to do estate planning,” MacArthur tells Yahoo Parenting. “We went to a lawyer who told us Pennsylvania was never going to allow same-sex marriage, so the ...

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Free-range kids: the upsides of relaxed parenting
San Jose Mercury News
When my son was younger, he had a good friend who lived close by. On weekends and in summer, they ran back and forth to each other's houses and gathered with other boys to play at the nearby schoolyard or to venture the half-mile into downtown Walnut ...


TIME

How to Find a Parenting Balance in the 21st Century
TIME
(Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside),” Jen Hatmaker argues against the “precious” treatment of children in the 21st century and in favor of a more “free-range” style of parenting. Hatmaker discusses the levels of stress that mothers in particular create for ...


Yahoo Parenting

Meet the Couple Who Just Welcomed Their 100th Grandchild
Yahoo Parenting
The Zangers didn't set out to have a family that could be dubbed 100 grandkids and counting, Donna Lane, Leo and Ruth's daughter, tells Yahoo Parenting. But after getting married at ages 19 and 16 respectively, the couple had a hunch they'd produce ...

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wreg.com

Push to get more families into parenting centers
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The doors at the parenting centers are open, and about 100 families have gotten help so far. A number the centers want to grow. So the folks who helped set up the parenting centers came out to let the public know this is a judge free ...


PGH City Paper

A CMU professor's new book on "parenting for technology futures"
PGH City Paper
But he does sketch out some suggestions in his new book (part one of a planned two-parter), Parenting for Technology Futures. Broadly, the self-published, 60-page book ($5 on Amazon) advises that assuring that your kids are technologically "literate" ...

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Top 5 Characteristics of Good Leadership to Instill in Our Home School Children

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Maximizing Your ADHD Childs Performance in School.

As a parent there are lots of things that you... Read More

Just What Is A Learning Disability?

A learning disability is defined as a permanent problem that... Read More

Pipe Down!

Life is funny.My twenty-year-old daughter, Melanie, has a her new... Read More

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A Dads Thoughts On Dads day

21 Reasons I Love Being A DadWhat you will read... Read More

How Effective is the Nutraceutical ATTEND with ADHD?

I really like all natural remedy for Attention Deficit Disorder... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: How to End the Curfew Battle

Q. Things have been relatively calm and OK with our... Read More

Is Your Child Ready For an Allowance?

Children think money grows on trees. Maybe not literally, but... Read More

Ten Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends

Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more... Read More

Parenting Failure? It May Not Be All It Seems!

I'll never forget my first lesson in a glider.I'd been... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 3 More Dangerous Myths

MYTH: If you have not parented as well as you... Read More

Summer Survival

Summer Survival The... Read More

Top Three Ways To Communicate With Your Child

Although many parents become frustrated as they try to maintain... Read More

Create Your Dream Family

There has been much attention in the media of late... Read More

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

Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along... Read More

How Many Sex Offenders Live On Your Block?

For any parent, learning that a convicted sex offender lives... Read More

Americas Public School System --- Brutal and Spartan

The public school system in America has become a dismal... Read More

What Are Your Children Really Watching?

Saturday mornings. Cold cereal and Scooby Doo. How many parents... Read More