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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7 Parenting Classes That Don't Exist, But Should
Huffington Post
Before and after we become moms and dads, there are a host of classes that we can take to make us better parents. Some are straightforward, like Breastfeeding Basics and Attachment Parenting. Others are a little, well, you know. They're out there ...


Top Parenting Trends Of 2014
The Onion (satire)
Between questions of breastfeeding, circumcision, vaccinations, and must-have accessories, moms and dads are confronted with a wealth of options when it comes to raising their children. Here are the top parenting trends of 2014: Many couples are ...


Science 2.0

Snowplow, Helicopter – Medieval? Parenting Advice For The Ages
Science 2.0
Are you a helicopter parent, hovering around your offspring at all times? Perhaps “snowplow” or “free range” is more your style. Or maybe, you should give medieval parenting a shot. Much of the advice on raising children in ancient texts still ...


The Parenting Rule That Can Make Or Break Your Blended Family
Huffington Post
Married parents have differences of opinions already, and then you have to work with a second co-parenting family too? It's frustrating trying to find consensus about disciplining, finances, healthcare and activities. For the most part, the co-parents ...


6 Parenting Lessons From
Huffington Post
One thing we keep noticing is that Doctor Who and parenting have a lot in common. Both can be simultaneously wonderful and terrifying. Both can be difficult to understand and yet remarkably satisfying when things click into place. There have been times ...

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Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Extreme Guide to Parenting Recap 8/21/14: Season 1 Episode 3 “The Smartest ...
Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Extreme Guide to Parenting airs a new episode on Bravo tonight. On tonight's episode called, “The Smartest, Most Handsome, Best Kid Ever”, Marisa wants her only child, Austen, to be the best at everything, even if it means pushing him to the limit. On ...


The Stir

'Extreme Guide to Parenting' May Be Putting Child Abuse On Display (VIDEO)
The Stir
It wasn't me who said it -- I'm just repeating it! LOL. Seriously, I had dropped Bravo's Extreme Guide to Parenting after episode 1 because it horrified me so much, but it's back on The Real Deal by request. Also today, Don't Be Tardy, LeAnn & Eddie ...


NPR (blog)

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The US
NPR (blog)
If there's one thing Tiger Mothers have in common with those bringing up Bébé, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the ...

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Parenting a college student
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
For more than 30 years, Emory University psychology professor Marshall Duke has given an annual speech to auditoriums full of nervous parents preparing to leave their child at the university. Covering everything from resisting daily communication to ...


Monthly classes emphasize different parenting approaches
Appeal-Democrat
Each month, Yuba College's Foster Kinship Care Education hosts a free parenting class at the family action centers in Arbuckle on 812 King St. and in Williams at 602 12th St. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish, and free childcare is ...

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Is Your Child Learning Nothing?

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Eating Disorders in Children

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Responsible Fatherhood - A Unique And Irreplaceable Role!

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5 Great Tips For Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

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

Small Children, Languages and Myths

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Single Parenting: How The Challenge Of Single Parenting Affects Your Decision To Divorce

Single parenting has seemingly become an acceptable norm which is... Read More

The Neurology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Part One

What is Happening in the brain of children, teens, and... Read More

New Baby ? Relax and Become a Yummy Mummy

Lets face it becoming a mum is a bit of... Read More