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

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Thunderdome of Sappy Parenting Commercials: The first round is here!
SFGate (blog)
So here we are: the inaugural matchup in the inaugural Thunderdome of Sappy Parenting Commercials. Our first grudge match is a biggie. There are eight contenders vying for the most tear drops and the chance to move on to the next round. Be warned: ...


FFSC offers new Parenting Class
Florida Times-Union
Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center is offering a new and improved educational experience on parenting. This six-session class is facilitated by two licensed clinical social workers, Sallie Galyean, the child counselor and Mary Jenssen, a ...


St. Vincent's Health System to host free parenting conference
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authors from DayStar Counseling Ministries are coming to Birmingham to share parenting strategies at a conference hosted by St. Vincent's Health System's on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at the Bruno Conference Center.


Slate Magazine (blog)

Alicia Silverstone's Nutty New Parenting Book Is Anti-Vax, Anti-Diaper
Jezebel
I want to say, first of all, that I love Alicia Silverstone so much to death and I always will, and just thinking about her little Cher Horowitz face makes me feel as though an eternal golden summer is reigning in my heart. That said, some of the ...
Celebrity Quack Moms Are a Terrible Influence on Everyday ParentsSlate Magazine (blog)
Alicia Silverstone courts controversy with parenting bookSFGate (blog)
Alicia Silverstone's new parenting book is controversial 2:55PMGlamour.com
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Special to the Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
For those wishing to prepare for parenthood or improve skills and knowledge of the subject, Akron-based Blue Sky Events will take over the IX Center on Saturday and Sunday with a family-friendly expo featuring local and national parenting experts and ...


Man, 23, lacks parenting skills
Arizona Republic
A parenting class could fix this – if your son is willing to take one. Until then, continue to be the supportive and loving grandparents your grandson needs because, aside from his mother, it appears you're all the backup the little boy has. Dear Abby ...

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Knoxville Natural Parenting Expo coming to town on Saturday
WATE-TV
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - From ditching disposable diapers and using cloth to breastfeeding and baby wearing, natural parenting is getting a lot of attention from moms and moms-to-be. Families looking for more resources on this type of parenting are in luck, ...


ChicagoNow (blog)

Helicopter Parenting Times Three Generations
ChicagoNow (blog)
On the subject of helicopter parenting (even the multi-generational type to which I confess I am guilty), Kohn makes me feel better about it when he says, “How do we know when an intervention is excessive or developmentally inappropriate, or how much ...


Ten Tips for Parenting Teens Today
Reporter-Times
Say the wrong thing and it could lead to a fight or silent treatment,” says Joani Geltman, child development and parenting expert and author of “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things ...

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IX Center to host Parenting Expo
News-Herald.com
The idea is that gap is being filled by the Parenting Expo, which is a new series of expos designed to give parents one place where they can gather and share reliable and relevant information. Owned and operated by Akron-based Blue Sky Events, this ...

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Do you want to create a deeper, more loving relationship... Read More

Getting through the School Daze

It's back to school time again. Does the thought of... Read More