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

In The News:


New York Daily News

Fla. woman appalled to see photo of herself, children, become Facebook viral ...
New York Daily News
A young mother in Florida was horrified to find a photograph of herself and her 5-year-old daughter on Facebook, along with disparaging remarks about her parenting skills. Erica Kalnins was alerted to the nasty post by her sister-in-law. Online ...

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Parenting over Skype: 7 lessons from military families
Today.com
On the Fourth of July three years ago, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ted Freese celebrated two big events: the birth of his country and the birth of his son, Carson. But unlike most dads, Freese wasn't cheering from the delivery room. Deployed overseas in ...


Best parenting may be less parenting
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
This kind of parenting creates dependency and prevents young people from learning how to stand on their own two feet. Many college students call their mothers several times per day. Going away to college is not, for them, about fostering independence.

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Parenting: ADHD has grown too much to be ignored
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
More than 6 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That translates to about 11 percent of school-aged children ...

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The News-Press

Parenting: One-car family update
The News-Press
A beige minivan is no longer my only mode of transportation. On Thursday, I stepped aboard a LeeTran bus for the first time since our family became a one-vehicle crew last September. "Newbie" might as well have been tattooed across my forehead. From ...


Parenting reflections
Juneau Empire (subscription)
If you know me, you know that I am an optimist. I generally think that tomorrow can be better than today. We can always continue to learn, grow and improve. I find this to be especially true in families. We all have different families of origin. Some ...


Stuff.co.nz

Why you need to avoid this parenting tactic at all costs
Stuff.co.nz
Shame, it seems, has become the parenting strategy of choice when all else fails. Take the recent case of 13-year-old Izabel Laxamana who committed suicide after her father cut off her hair because she disobeyed him by using social media. 'Was it worth it?


The Saratogian

Dr. Randy Cale's Terrific Parenting: The value of real connection through ...
The Saratogian
Dr. Randy Cale, a Clifton Park-based parenting expert, author, speaker and licensed psychologist, offers practical guidance for a host of parenting concerns. His website, www.TerrificParenting.com, offers free parenting guidance and an email newsletter.

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nwitimes.com

MARC CHASE: Shades of wisdom on race, parenting in a fast-food joint
nwitimes.com
Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced. Read more · MARC CHASE: Braving adoption journey fosters belief in providence. Leave it to my children — and perhaps a Disney movie and a ...


KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: You are never done parenting
Bemidji Pioneer
My own mother would say we are never done parenting. The soft spot on her heart lights on fire when one of her children is hurting. And so it continues, parents parent as they have been taught. We protect to the best of our ability. When dangers come ...

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My Sweet Little Valentine

Valentine day has always been a special day in my... Read More

Three Tips to Get Children with Sleeping Problems Asleep

According to the American Sleep Association 70% of all babies... Read More

You Want Whaaat???

Not too long ago my teenage daughter approached me with... Read More

My Stomach Hurts - I Cant Go to School Today!

It's the third time this week that Sam has complained... Read More

First Year With Twins - A Father?s Point Of View

People always ask my wife and I: "How did you... Read More

Intro to Medications for ADD ADHD

The most common medications used in the treatment of Attention... Read More

Teaching Your Children with Coupons

Coupons can be a great tool in educating your child... Read More

Playful Parenting - More than Just Fun and Games

Early childhood educators have called play "children's work". Many parents... Read More

How To Homeschool Without Making Your Child An Outcast

If you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling your child,... Read More

Refresher Course on Diapering for Dads

It's among the top criticism wives have of their husbands:... Read More

Did You Get the Hidden Parenting Message in Finding Nemo?

In the movie, Finding Nemo, Nemo's father, Marlyn asks the... Read More

Quality Time with Your Teen

It's sometimes difficult to find ways to be involved with... Read More

Theres a Lollipop on Your Bottom (and Other Terms of Endearment)

"I took care of Callie," my three-year-old announced.Callie had been... Read More

Bring On The Music To Help Your Child Learn Faster And More Effectively

Do you remember how you first learned the alphabet? I... Read More

Teenagers Taking Risks

It can be hard being a parent with a teen... Read More

Teaching Problem Solving Skills to Children with ADHD

Even though the "Stop and Think" movement in ADHD treatment... Read More

What Julia Roberts has to Say about Motherhood

Julia Roberts recently gave birth to twins: Hazel and Phinnaeus.... Read More

The Secrets To Improving Childrens Behaviour

Most parents at some stage are driven to distraction by... Read More

Helping Your Child Develop

Here are some things that you can do to help... Read More

Educational Toys And Childrens Books - A Must For Optimal Childhood Development

The brightly colored plastic mobile dangles lazily overhead in the... Read More

Parents --- Homeschooling Can Take a Lot Less Time Than You Think

The time you will need to teach your children the... Read More

The Old and the New

During one "generation gap" quarrel with his parents young Michael... Read More

Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3

Many years ago, my children were raised on the various... Read More

How To Entertain A Child While Working From A Home Office

There is no doubt that the benefits of being a... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: The Power Struggle

Q: My husband and I are at a loss as... Read More