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

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Today.com

Extreme parenting: Who are we to judge?
Today.com
During the premiere, you might find yourself trying to suppress your judgmental side, too, as you watch two dads in Southern California who practice ā€œall baby, all the timeā€ parenting. Will they manage to loosen the bonds long enough for their ...
Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By BravoHuffington Post

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This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like
Huffington Post
And that's what sex-positive parenting really is. Not telling my kids lies about sex to keep them from behaviors I don't think are healthy. It's telling them the truth, the whole truth, and letting it sink in so they can make their own good choices. It ...

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The Atlantic

Another Challenge of Parenting While Poor: Wealthy Judges
The Atlantic
These often include multiple weekly meetings with job counselors, drug counselors, mental health providers, and parenting instructors. The parents, many of whom do not have cars and live in areas with sub-par public transportation, must sometimes ...

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Forbes

Is Fear-Based Parenting A Boon to Online Childcare Marketplaces Like Care.com?
Forbes
When I was a first grader in a newly sprouted suburb of eastern Long Island back in the sixties, one day I'd had a enough of the school day and, to the best of my recollection, faked some sort of phantom illness that got me sent me to the nurse's office.


Where Do Dads Go For Parenting Advice?
NPR
Fathers often get left out of parenting conversations, whether they're about packing the diaper bag or work-life balance. For more, host Michel Martin is joined by a diverse panel of dads. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...


The Parenting Trick That Saves My Sanity
PsychCentral.com (blog)
This one is for all the parents of toddlers out there. I started doing it three weeks ago and since then, no tantrums (from her, or from me!). So I thought it was my civic duty to pass it on. My daughter is two and a half and she can be pretty ...


Just Jared

Nicole Richie On Her Parenting Style: 'Kids Want To Be Told The Truth' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Richie tells Oprah about her parenting philosophy. Richie says she is constantly talking with other moms and looking for new ways to develop a strong relationship with her kids. "There's always room for improvement," she says. "I do know that I do the ...
Nicole Richie on Parenting: 'Kids Want to Be Told the Truth'Just Jared
Nicole Richie's Parenting Philosophy Is Actually Really GoodNewsOK.com
Nicole Richie - Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are parenting 'team'Contactmusic.com
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Moms The Word: Parenting around the world
Pasadena Star-News
The American way of parenting encourages independence, but it would best be flavored now with all the rich potpourri of all the cultures under its umbrella. Asian cultures prize education and academic achievement, true. But we are also very clannish ...


The Economist

Parenting in America
The Economist
However, there are two worries about modern parenting. One concerns ā€œhelicopter parentsā€ (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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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 ...

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Teach Your Child About Money

What are we teaching our children about money? Hopefully something!I... Read More

The Top 10 Tips on Hiring a Babysitter

1. Encourage your babysitter by keeping their favorite foods/snacks on... Read More

Some Thoughts on Counseling Goals for ADHD

What should the goals for counseling be when the patient... Read More

What Makes a Good Evaluation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

So you have just returned home from your third meeting... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Ask Questions

Many parents seem to be more than a little confused... Read More

Nights by a Pinocchio Lamp

Sitting by her Pinocchio lamp, she smiled at me as... Read More

So, The Thing Is... Im Feeling A Little Guilty

So, the thing is? I am feeling a little guilty.I... Read More

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ritalin is a good medication with a bad reputation. Its... Read More

Encouraging Your Child to Write

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

Jammin with Your Kids: The Wonderful World of Music

Does music need to be "dumbed-down" for kids? The answer... Read More

Sometimes Our Childrens Questions Answer Our Own

I was changing Ford's diaper the other day when he... Read More

5 Steps to Raising an Optimistic Child

I had just completed a session with 17-year old Julie... Read More

Childrens Allowance

When we consider that the word allowance means, "allowing for,"... Read More

Let Kids Help

One fantastic way to get your children involved in what... Read More

Whats Mine Is Mine

You are at the grocery store with your daughter and... Read More

Finding Answers to Underachievement

Finding answers to a child's underachievement is often a difficult... Read More

Study Skills - How Can YOU Help Your Kids?

Some years ago when touring the Scottish Highlands, a man... Read More

The Financially Intelligent Parent: 8 Steps to Raising Successful, Generous, Responsible Children

What you say and do about money has a profound... Read More

ADD / ADHD Children : Being Your Childs Best Friend

Do you live with an ADD / ADHD child? If... Read More

What the Matter Is

When my oldest boy was really young, he tickled my... Read More

Help Your Kids Learn More About Managing Their Personal Economy

Remember when cash was a tangible commodity in all of... Read More

The ADD Child: Challenging Parents, Teachers and Friends

The ADD child exhibits a series of behaviors that are... Read More

Why Do People Have Kids?

Despite the theory that people have kids because they want... Read More

How to Put Your Kids (Or Grandkids) On the Fast Track to Success

Working with adults (as well as children and teens) for... Read More

No Invitation Needed: Sacred Children Series - 3 of 3

I had my first two children on either side of... Read More