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

In The News:

Detroit Free Press

4 parenting types: Which are you?
Detroit Free Press
The art of parenting has become its own science, with labels, carefully analyzed techniques and experts weighing in on how the latest trends are shaping society. Tiger moms, helicopter parents, attachment techniques and free-range kids are at the core ...
Experts warn helicopter parenting could be harmfulWNYT
Please Stop Blaming Helicopter Parents For All Your ProblemsHuffington Post

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Mom and dad politely resign from parenting on son's 20th birthday
Twenty is an important birthday. It's the year you leave your teens, the year you start to feel a bit more like a real adult. For Japanese 20-year-old Yuma Hasegawa, it was also the day his parents politely quit their parental obligations. Hasegawa ...

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Mama Tried Parenting Cartoons
More specifically, we live in profoundly spazzy times for parenting. The Internet provides us with a million little rabbit holes to fall down every day, researching things like vaccines, or the hazards of BPA lining, or Magda Gerber's 'respect-based ...

The “I ate that and turned out fine” parenting mentality is dangerous
ChicagoNow (blog)
As a new mom/blogger, I read my fair share of blog entries centered on the topic of raising children. There's a recent trend in mom blogging centered on embracing imperfect parenting and not subscribing to so-called rules for successful parenting. I ...

Yahoo Parenting

Jordana Brewster on Parenting Judgment: 'I'm My Own Worst Critic'
Yahoo Parenting
This week, families around the country are sharing their inspiring, funny, honest, and heartbreaking stories with Yahoo Parenting in an effort to spark conversations, a little compassion, and change in the way we think about parenting forever. Share ...

Your Houston News

SCOT WALL: Parenting with a loving 'yes' or 'no'
Your Houston News
He paid me the greatest compliment a parent can hear when he asked me for parenting tips. He has observed my two children, Marissa (17) and Caleb (15), over the past couple of years. He has seen them demonstrate behavior and maturity that he admired ...

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Huffington Post

4 Parenting Essentials I Learned From My Adult Kids
Huffington Post
I figure there's got to be a happy medium between helicopter parenting -- like the friend who has a GPS tracker on her 30-year-old's phone -- and utter detachment. I want my kids to know I take an interest in their lives but I recognize, even though ...

Wall Street Journal

'Room:' A Tale of Parenting and Love in Captivity
Wall Street Journal
In the months before her novel “Room” was published, Emma Donoghue began writing the screenplay, with no guarantee anyone would want it. Much of the book, which became a best seller in 2010, takes place in one small room, where a captive, abused ...

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State Grant Will Fund Expansion of St. Joseph Parenting Center Programs
The Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC) provides services to at-risk families by offering guidance to parents on how to avoid unhealthy behaviors that lead to abuse. The funding secured this year will help SJPC grow and continue working to support ...

Helicopter Parenting And Affirmative Sexual Consent With Robby Soave
The Federalist
Helicopter parenting, politicalization of affirmative consent, and student debt up to the eyeballs are just a few of the issues facing kids today according to Robby Soave, staff editor for Reason magazine. Soave joined The Federalist Radio Hour today ...

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Is Your Child Ready For an Allowance?

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

Drinking and Driving: Will Your Child Become a Statistic?

Just two days ago, another 15-year old child was added... Read More

Trip, Trip, Trip... Here Is Your Night Visitor Again!

Night Visits From Your ChildIn the middle of the night... Read More

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

Parenting Your Teenager: Of Course You Can Search Your Teens Room

Q. We recently caught our son smoking pot, and we... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

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

15 New Years and Holiday Resolutions For Parents

Have you made your usual New Year resolutions? You know... Read More

7 Ways to Survive the Start of the School Year

It happens every year. Just when you are settled in... Read More

The Muffed Dance

Teri was 5. As younger siblings do, she looked up... Read More

Failure or Future? Its Up To YOU!

We all want to comfort our children after they suffer... Read More

Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting

Researched through personal experience!Budget Your Money. Even if you are... Read More

Back to School Success: The Parents Job and the Students Job

Q. With another school year starting, we are not sure... Read More

Encouraging Your Child to Write

How in the world do you get your child to... Read More

Back to School

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to... Read More

Television - The Great SATAN!

I've often thought that in 6 million years, archaeologists will... Read More

Keeping Your Children Safe

The purpose of this article is to address some of... Read More

Twins - Double The Trouble Or Double The Pleasure? Both!

If You're Having it double the headache, or double... Read More

Getting through the School Daze

It's back to school time again. Does the thought of... Read More

How To Be Your Childs Sex Educator

The debate in many towns continues throughout this country about... Read More

ADHD: Some Survival Strategies for Parents

In our last issue we posted some of our suggested... Read More

Adoption: Laughter and Tears

If you ever walk through an orphanage, it will be... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 7 Tips for Back to School Success

Blink. That's all we did, blink, and summer is ending... Read More

Tips for Parents of Teenagers: Dont Just Survive - Thrive!

What makes parenting so challenging at times? One widespread research... Read More

10 Steps To Prepare You For Life With Children

It's hard to explain to the uninitiated the changes that... Read More