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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Huffington Post

Are You Parenting From Love or From Fear?
Huffington Post
Like the Dan Siegal quote that starts off every episode of the podcast, Zen Parenting Radio, says, "The best predictor of a child's well-being is a parent's self-understanding." When I finally started to carry my own baggage, I could take it off my ...


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Students learn about parenting from robot babies
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Conlon is one of hundreds of Rochester-area students who test their parenting skills every school year in health and child development classes by taking home a high-tech infant simulator that must be fed and burped and have its diaper changed and kept ...


The News-Press

Parenting: Like kindergarten all over again
The News-Press
This Wednesday, I become the mom of a teenager. My oldest turns 13. He's been preparing me for two years. That's about the time his voice started to change, then his stomach morphed into a bottomless pit that recently accommodated four steaks at Golden ...


Huffington Post

How SXSW Is Like Parenting
Huffington Post
Over the past two weeks, at least 70,000 people migrated to my hometown of Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW extravaganza. Having lived here for 3+ decades, I've participated in my fair share of festival activities across interactive, film and music ...


School counselors offer parenting help
Toledo Blade
Gateway Middle School counselors will hold a meeting for Maumee parents to discuss the challenges of parenting children. The meeting will cover everything from being a good role for children to communication and discipline. Counselors will help parents ...


International Business Times

'Teen Mom OG' Episode 2 Recap: Maci Bookout Slams Ryan Edwards ...
International Business Times
Her appointment quickly turned emotional after Maci revealed her upset over Ryan's alleged lack of parenting skills to the professional. “As far as me and Ryan and Bentley are concerned.... He's very, very absent. Very," Maci said. "I don't want to lie ...

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Philly.com (blog)

Lighthouse parenting: Giving space for kids to learn while offering safety
Philly.com (blog)
Philadelphia's own parenting expert Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, has a new book, Raising Kids To Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust, which presents the strategy of "lighthouse parenting." ...


6abc.com

New parenting study says quality time spent with children more important that ...
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Study: Quality time spent with kids more important than quantityWLS-TV
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.Washington Post

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The Free-Range Parenting Quandary
New York Times
“The Case for Free-Range Parenting” sounds reasonable enough. But my bucolic Massachusetts suburb remains shaken by the 1985 abduction of Sarah Pryor, 9, who took a walk on a well-traveled road in front of her home and disappeared. Her body was ...


Parenting: Should dad push shy son to be more social?
Bradenton Herald
Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend who is also quite shy. His mother and I have conspired to ...

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Birth of a Parent

So you're pregnant. Congratulations! Your life is about to change... Read More

How to Make a Time Capsule

Looking for an unusual and memorable gift? Why not preserve... Read More

Teaching Your Children with Coupons

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

Parenting Your Teenager: 3 Ways to Make the Time

Every now and then I'll get a story sent to... Read More

Financially Stable Kids ? Prepared for College

We are all familiar with the stories that most students... Read More

Naming Your Baby Is Part of The Challenge of Being a Parent

Baby names are as diverse as the people to whom... Read More

Late Night Adventures with Your Children

Vacations are fun ! Weekends with the family are nice.... Read More

The Importance of Fathers

There is no doubt that mothers play an all-important leading... Read More

People of the Century by Dan Rather

Dan Rather made a significant and tactical error and got... Read More

Are You Too Busy for Your Kids?

In his recent newsletter "Happy Kids", parenting expert Michael Grose... Read More

Back to School - Disappontment?

Our back-to-school buying habits do not help kids succeed in... Read More

Friendships - Helping Children Develop Friendship Skills

Reasearch into children's friendships shows that those children who are... Read More

God Dont Like Rich People

I will never forget the day that my daughter's sixth... Read More

Teach Children The Skills Of Optimism

Optimists do better academically, socially and enjoy better health than... Read More

THE NEW SCHOOL VISIT: 5 Things to Look For

Today the little red school house is not what it... Read More

Detox To Help Conception

Detox To Conceive.. If you're having trouble conceiving... Read More

Spanking Children

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Results of the Spanking Poll on Rexanne.com: Voters - 233Percentage... Read More

The Free Ride In Public Schools

To protect children's self-esteem or deflect complaints by parents, many... Read More

ADHD: Some Survival Strategies for Parents

In our last issue we posted some of our suggested... Read More

Are You Meeting ALL Your Childs Basic Needs?

This may come as a surprise, but many parents are... Read More

Every Mom Worries

Sitterphobe "I never have a second to myself," this mother... Read More

The Best and Worst of Motherhood

Until the moment I became a mother, I couldn't quite... Read More

Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content

The Internet, is magnificent in its resources for families. Educational... Read More

Help! My Kids Dont Listen to Me

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

Back to School; Time to Recharge

The back-to-school shopping is done. Brand new pencils, colored markers,... Read More