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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Daddy Days: The sights and sounds of parenting
Austin American-Statesman
I want to take you on a journey through the sights and sounds of parenting. Not unlike walking through a South American jungle or African savannah, with little effort you can become immersed in the environment. Just like on the African plains, you can ...


Medical Xpress

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse
Medical Xpress
To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists at the University of Rochester have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more ...
After abuse, women face doubts they'll be good momsFuturity: Research News
Childhood abuse makes nervous, anxious momsTheHealthSite

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Deseret News

Intuition: The sweet spot between helicopter and free-range parenting
Deseret News
A new type of parenting being introduced as "Intuitive Parenting" advocates for parents becoming more engaged in their kids' lives, but with the children having a hand in their development at their learning level. Could this be the answer for those ...


The Parenting Cliché I Cannot Stand
Huffington Post
Like, it really pissed me off. "Soak it up," along with "Enjoy this time" or "Embrace the moment," have become my most hated pieces of parenting advice. (I hate even more that I have said this cliché to other expecting mommies. Before I became one, of ...


Parenting ed program offered
Pueblo Chieftain
La Familia Fuerte/Parents As Teachers is now enrolling new families for its program, which provides a parenting education program for families with children under 3 years old. Home visits promote the parent's role as their child's first and most ...

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Parenting Magazine

Hilarious Letter From PTA Speaks the Truth
Yahoo Parenting
Though Heinz didn't respond to Yahoo Parenting's request for comment, she told CNN on Thursday that while she understands the value of the various school initiatives, this handout was a welcome change. “Fundraisers serve a purpose, and I'd never want ...
The Best Alternative to PTA Fundraisers EverParenting Magazine

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Daily Mail

Mother and father with VERY different ideas about parenting swap roles for a ...
Daily Mail
There is no rule book when it comes to parenting and whether to be strict or soft with your child is an ongoing debate. One mother Sarah Fletcher, 32, from Hounslow, Middlesex, admits she is a bit of a walk over with her three year-old daughter Alice ...


That Kind of Mother: Parenting With Depression
Huffington Post
I'll let you in on a secret: sometimes being a mom scares the crap out of me. I'm not entirely surprised. I figured that once my son was born, I would have some extra worries. You know, the normal stuff: what if he gets hurt, or sick, or kidnapped ...


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 ...


Differing parenting philosophies only hurt son
Daily Journal Online
DEAR CROSSFIRE: Find a referee to discuss your parenting conflicts. Parenting or guidance counselors exist who can talk you through your strategies, assess your child's development and make recommendations based on facts, rather than emotions.

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Responsible Fatherhood - A Unique And Irreplaceable Role!

Something happened the other day that made me feel uneasy.... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

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

The Benefits of Music Education

Despite serious reductions in funding for arts programs in... Read More

Visiting the Library

Libraries offer more than books. They are places of learning... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Are Sleep Overs with the Opposite Sex OK?

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My Teenaged Parents

Frankly, as a single parent of young children, I struggled.... Read More

For School Success, Dont Coddle Your Kids

Parents want their children to succeed in school. However, sometimes... Read More

Back to School Care Packages!

I am crying tears of joy mixed with great sadness... Read More

My Best Buddy

My son, Dakota is now 7 yrs old. He is... Read More

Reading Activities Parents Can Use For Their Children

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

The Homeopathic Nutraceutical Attend as an Alternative to Ritalin

You no longer have to use Ritalin or other stimulants... Read More

Moms - Get More Energy Now

Let's be honest! When it comes to parenting, men expect... 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

Poker Parenting: 4 Ways Poker Skills Produce Parenting Thrills

Even as a busy parent, I'm sure you've seen a... Read More

The Family Guy - Parenting From a Single Dads Perspective

It was a hot summer day in august and The... Read More

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?

On a bright Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago,... Read More

A New School Year

Depending on where you live school will be starting this... Read More

Help Your Children to Love Reading

It is so important to create an environment that promotes... Read More

A Guide To Help You Teach Your Children Positve Self-Image Through Fitness

Raising a pre-teen or teenage daughter (or son) is not... Read More

Grandparents! Help Your Grandkids Do Math!

This may come as a surprise.But despite all the advances... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Ask Questions

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

A Legacy For Dakota

Have you heard the song; "I Hope You Dance"? It... Read More

Parenting Styles - Overcoming Your Differences

If you spend any time in the parenting section of... Read More

Meningitis and Septicaemia

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

Wholism and Materialism

Perhaps I could make a lot of money by founding... Read More