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:


Parenting Program Raises IQ of Children Living in Poverty
Medscape
"We have concluded that we need a public health approach to improve outcomes for children in poverty by promoting positive parenting practices," Dr Robinson said here at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting. The Legacy for ...


Detroit Free Press

DPS to offer parenting classes
Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Public Schools is partnering with Wayne State University, the city's public library and Black Family Development to offer parenting courses for mothers, fathers and guardians in the district. The Parent University courses begin Monday and ...

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The Guardian

AC/DC: 'If there's a bad-parenting issue, the US moral majority blames rock'n ...
The Guardian
For 40 years, they've rocked like a juggernaut, fighting off claims they were a threat to society. But, with the release of Rock or Bust accompanied by unwelcome headlines about drummer Phil Rudd's arrest and guitarist Malcolm Young's dementia, can AC ...

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KHTS Radio

Local Life Coach Talks Parenting Styles
KHTS Radio
Transitioning from a manager parenting style to a coaching parenting style can include rephrasing how you approach them. “Ask them open ended questions that will help lead them down the right path,” said Urbina. Urbina says he often has to question the ...


Jamaica Observer

Parenting tips
Jamaica Observer
Take them for check-ups at the doctor or clinic regularly. 8. Go to parenting classes or talk to a family counsellor to learn more about parenting. 9. Learn new ways to discipline children without hitting them or hurting their feelings. 10. Take good ...


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 ...


Family Law: Parenting Coordination: A Tool For Resolving Family Conflict
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Parents who cannot agree on parenting issues are not well served by endless litigation, nor are their children. Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process in which a neutral lawyer or mental health professional ...


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 ...


I'm a die-hard liberal. It ruined my parenting.
Washington Post
I'm a diehard, bleeding-heart liberal. And it's ruining my parenting. My intentions are good. I want my two daughters, 6, to think critically, to fight for fairness and justice whenever they can. I want them to value equality above all else. But ...


Quartz

How baby boomers ruined parenting forever
Quartz
About 25 years ago, when the era of irrational exuberance allowed enough disposable income for irrational anxiety, the concept of “helicopter parenting” arose. A “helicopter parent” micromanages every aspect of his child's routine and behavior.

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Son, Can I Use The Car Tonight?

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Tackle, Tackle

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Lets Read! The Benefits of Reading to Your Children

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How Children Can Read Faster and Better

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End Homework Battles

Ask parents what their biggest school year challenge is, and... Read More

Television - The Great SATAN!

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Encourage Your Children Potential By Your Modeling

All responsible parents would want to support their children, find... Read More

Why Wont My Child Do as I Say?

In speaking with parents a comment I frequently hear is... Read More

Meningitis and Septicaemia

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes around the brain... Read More

Bullies

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How Being a Mom Makes You a Better Professional

"Becoming a parent can make you a better worker," New... Read More

So, My Child Has Been Recommended for Testing - What Do I Do Now?

You've just received a call from your child's teacher. As... Read More

The Hardest Job I Ever Had

I used to have a really challenging job. It was... Read More

A New Idea For Kids Party Parties: Hiring A Caricaturist Can Make Your Kids Party A Real Blast!

There's a new trend for party entertainment. It seems as... Read More

Maximizing Your ADHD Childs Performance in School.

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

The Secret of Understanding Children

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Joining a Gang: How to Help Kids Prevent it, How to Tell if Theyve Joined One, How to Help Them Out

While youth gangs are nothing new -- they've been traced... Read More

How to Get a Good Diagnosis to See If Your Child Has ADHD

Your child's teacher says that you need to find out... Read More

Childrens Books And Educational Toys - Can They Still Be Fun And Have Educational Value

It was no contest. Given a choice between a ball... Read More

Managing Sibling Rivalry

It is human nature to feel competitive and envious toward... Read More

5 Tips For Talking To Your Children About What They See In The News

Mommy (Daddy), Why do those people want to hurt everyone?Last... Read More