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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Free-Range Parenting Debate Misses a Critical Point
Huffington Post
As a result, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are being investigated by the Montgomery County Child Protective Services. The debate about it continues to rage. I now that many other psychologists are weighing in on the appropriateness of this form of ...
Investigation into Md. 'free-range parenting' case unresolved after meetingWashington Post
Kids Are Casualties In The War Against Self-RelianceThe Federalist

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Christian Science Monitor

Single parent or poverty? Study looks at which affects good parenting most.
Christian Science Monitor
A new study finds that practices associated with good parenting are more connected to income level than family structure. For many single parents, the problem is less that they're single, and more that they have only one salary.
Money, Not Marriage, Makes Parents BetterLive Science

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30 Lessons Learned From Six Years of Parenting
Huffington Post
They may be the worst part of parenting. 11. Parents who are blessed with children who eat almost anything and claim that they are responsible for this behavior should be immediately ostracized by friends and family. Possibly forever. 12. Babysitters ...


My Best Parenting Advice
Huffington Post
I had already decided after spanking my eldest on a couple of occasions and feeling that it was useless and unjust that I did not want to resort to spanking as a parenting tool. My friend confided that when her kids misbehaved or threw fits in public ...


CNN

Judgy moms and dads face off in hit ad
CNN
We could learn so very much from each other. Our children live what they learn." But, there are some critics: namely fathers' groups who say the ad missed a key opportunity to showcase how much today's dads are involved in modern parenting.
WATCH: Judgy moms and dads face off in hit Similac adChannel 2 News
Similac Milks Humor with Gay Dads and Playground Parent RumbleTheBacklot

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'Free-range parenting' case unleashes national debate
Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — Two days after the story of their children's unsupervised walk home from a park became the latest flash point in an ongoing cultural debate about what constitutes responsible parenting, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were still explaining ...

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The terrible downside of helicopter parenting
Newsday
The story about a brother and sister, ages 10 and 6, who were stopped by police on their walk home from a park in suburban Maryland raises doubts about how much protection modern-day kids need. The children had permission from their parents to walk ...

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Babble

Having a Bad Sleeper Doesn't Mean You're Doing Parenting Wrong
Babble
Every once in awhile the articles actually contain good information, but most of the time they feel like a shot at parenthood; a jab at the ineptitude of my parenting skills. Of course I realize that's likely not the motivation behind the writing of ...


ABC News

Kristin Cavallari Reveals Husband Jay Cutler's Frantic Parenting Message
ABC News
There comes a point in every parent's life where you have no option but to phone a friend. Unfortunately for the Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, his desperate plea for help went viral after his wife, Kristin Cavallari, posted it on Instagram Jan ...
Kristin Cavallari talks about Jay Cutler's frantic tweets for parenting backupWLS-TV

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Great Falls Tribune

Letters focus on parenting, smoking, homosexuality
Great Falls Tribune
Good parenting. I was in the CASA Guardian Ad Litem office the other day, and the conversation turned to the number of cases that keep growing each year despite all of the services available to parents. I suggested that there has to be a way to ...

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Children and Mom and Paper

Memorabilia ? Children can create enough artwork for an entire... Read More

Consistent Boundaries Makes Discipline Easier

Homes should be run by parents, not children. So many... Read More

Parenting Secrets Revealed

So your little Susie wants to join a competitive gymnastic... Read More

Reading Activities Parents Can Use For Their Children

Using 14 "at" Flashcards To Teach Reading:This exercise helps your... Read More

Can Mineral Deficiencies Lead to Behavioral Problems in Children?

A while ago I received this story from David in... Read More

Mothers Day Tribute

As Mother's Day approaches I would like to give a... Read More

Bless Your Child With The Name

What a dreamer I am when thinking about parenthood. Most... Read More

I WONT DO IT! Tips for Working with the Oppositional Child

"I WON'T DO IT!" "YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!"Whether parent or... Read More

Advocating for Your Child with LD

Advocate: you've probably heard the term before. But what does... Read More

Helping Your Child to Deal with Change

Fall marks the beginning of many new things both for... Read More

Hearing Our Seriously Distressed Adolescents

The distressed adolescent often has feelings of abandonment, emotional detachment,... Read More

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse... Read More

Breastfeeding, Its My Right

My name is Duncan and I'm 2 years old. I... Read More

Child ADHD - Deciding Where to Draw the Line

The wonderful adaptability of children in dealing with the challenges... Read More

Time To Connect With Your Teen

While on a recent trip to the grocery store, I... Read More

How Fathers Can Step Up to Fathering

When our oldest son was 2, my wife went out... Read More

Teenagers and Trouble - How Parents Can Keep their Teens Out of Trouble

Teenagers are a work-in-progress, and parenting teenagers can be tricky... Read More

Dads, Handle your Kids Mistakes

One of the most difficult parts of being a father... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: When is it OK to Quit?

Q. My daughter is a junior in high school and... Read More

The 411 on Natural Colic Remedies

Any parent whose baby has suffered from colic can tell... Read More

To Test or Not To Test - That Is the Question

Little Suzy has really been having a hard time getting... Read More

Help! My Kids Dont Listen to Me

Does this sound familiar? Have your kids not listened to... Read More

Television - The Great SATAN!

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

Parents, Teach Thought-Stopping! Fix Crooked Thinking Caps

Does your child pout, blame and brood? Does he gripe,... Read More

Baptisms And Alternative Ways To Hold A Naming Ceremony

Traditionally, babies have been named at a christening/baptism.... Read More