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:


People Magazine

Emily Blunt: Parenting Is a 'Fear-Based Industry'
People Magazine
In the high-fashion spread, the actress, 31, shares her laissez-faire approach to parenting. “[Raising children] is such a fear-based industry,” Blunt says. “There used to be one book that everyone read, now there's How to Raise a Gluten-free Baby, How ...
Is parenting a “fear-based” industry? Emily Blunt thinks soBabyCenter (blog)
Emily Blunt: Parenting is a "Fear-Based Industry"Celebrity Baby Scoop
Emily Blunt Plays By Nobody's Rules, Calls Parenting "A Fear-Based Industry"Bustle
Contactmusic.com -E! Online -Huffington Post
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What Parenting Really Looks Like
POPSUGAR
Rather, she's inspired by the truth that is parenting. "This is real, this is life, this is parenting. Parenting is so ugly, but there are moments that are so beautiful. Just when you think you have it under control and you're like, 'Oh, yeah, this is ...

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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post
Our guest curator this week is Kate Hall, co-editor (with Science of Parenthood's Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler) of The Big Book of Parenting Tweets. Kate also blogs at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine? and right here on HuffPost Parents.


South Bay Parenting: It's OK to fib to the kids sometimes, right?
The Daily Breeze
Most of the time, it's to scare them into doing something that is actually good for them. I tell my finicky 5-year-old that he won't grow if he doesn't eat (a half-truth). I tell him that watching more than one “Sonic the Hedgehog” episode is bad for ...


Saturday Diary: Do my wife and I have a parenting philosophy? Not sure
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
WARNING: This diary contains annoying parental bragging. Not to mention that it steps all over the third-rail of social conversation: parenting. (The other two being religion and politics). Our elder son just got home yesterday from his first semester ...


PsychCentral.com (blog)

Innocent Parenting Style May Harm Kids in Adulthood
PsychCentral.com (blog)
A recent study from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois at Chicago found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties later in adulthood. “Our research ...
Three Ways to Raise a Materialistic ChildBoston.com (blog)

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Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance
U.S. News & World Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The type of parenting children receive at an early age may have a long-term effect on their social skills and school success, a new study indicates. The study included 243 people from poor families in ...

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Patheos (blog)

Review: Parenting with a Story
Patheos (blog)
Parenting with a Story is Smith's collection of stories for inspiring sound decision making and strong character. As Smith notes, stories are more helpful to children navigating tough situations than straight out advice is. It can be hard to figure out ...


Roanoke County Public Schools sponsoring upcoming parenting classes
WDBJ7
Decca Knight teaches the Love and Logic method of parenting, a philosophy that Roanoke County public schools has been using for a few years now. decca knight/blue ridge parenting: what's really great wonderful, i think about love and logic is that it ...


Don't Make Santa Your Parenting "Fall Guy"
Huffington Post Canada
Indeed, Christmas may present a welcome though fleeting relief for a time every holiday season, releasing us from the more unpleasant responsibilities of parenting: saying "no," or disappointing our child. Though it's easy enough to coast along ...

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The POWER of Your Words

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Get Down (On The Floor!) And Play With Your Children

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How Children Learn

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The Long Journey Home

Once upon a time, I thought I had it all.... Read More

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When you're a parent it's a difficult decision to know... Read More

Books Around the House Make A Difference in Literacy Rates

We need a grass roots campaign targeted towards parents to... Read More

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One of the implications of the current trend toward smaller... Read More

Why A Father Is Not A Dad

It can be said that any man who procreates is... Read More

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The Twenty-First Century Parent

John was a 43 year-old sales manager at a large... Read More

Exams Cause Stress For Parents Too

When it comes to exams, or indeed any academic work,... Read More

Psychological Effects of Child Abuse

Many children who suffer from the psychological effects of child... Read More