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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Why Parenting Expert Shefali Tsabary Says 'Good' And 'Bad' Parents Don't Exist ...
Huffington Post
Steffani understands the concept of being present, but says that parenting in general is more challenging for some than it is for others. "It's not as intuitive as everyone makes it look," she says. "Not everyone is the nurturing, loving [parent]. My ...


Stearns makes parenting skills priority in health plan
St. Cloud Times
But Stearns County has identified it as the highest priority for improving the community's health. The county is seeking public input on its draft community health improvement plan, which is a guide for the community to address the highest health ...

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Wilmette Life

Parenting Tips: 3 important Little League lessons
Wilmette Life
Little league coaches and parents are notorious blowhards. The vast majority of young people who eagerly join youth sports leagues in kindergarten will quit before middle school. Some discover their talents are not in athletics, but many kids are so ...


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Put the claws away, 'Tiger Mother' parenting may not pay off
89.3 KPCC
A new study published in the Journal of Family issues takes a close look at Tiger Mother parenting in China and found that it's not working. The study is believed to be the first empirical measure of this style of parenting in China, and in the sample ...


Headlines & Global News

Strict Parenting Leads to Low Self-Esteem in Children
Headlines & Global News
"Our research shows that 'Tiger Mother' type of parenting among Chinese parents, specifically controlling, punitive, and less supportive type of parenting is really not working for adolescents," Cixin Wang, assistant professor at the University of ...
Strict parenting may lead to low self-esteem in kidsIBNLive

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Countryside Parenting Tips: The Little League Important Lessons
Evanston Review
Little league coaches and parents are notorious blowhards. The vast majority of young people who eagerly join youth sports leagues in kindergarten will quit before middle school. Some discover their talents are not in athletics, but many kids are so ...

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Family & Parenting
Concord Monitor
Viking House: This Friday night Vera Bradley's daughter will be here from 4-7 PM. Food, giveaways, and donations for Breast Cancer Research.… (View photo). Sep 21. N'awlins Grille: Dear patrons, Don't ask your bartenders to "take a picture" unless you ...


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Attachment Parenting Gone Wild! (Like Really, Really Wild)
The Stir
The Bravo series Extreme Guide to Parenting has introduced us to some fascinating folks who parent in all different kinds of ways. Some people may think I'm one of those "extreme" types of parents, so when I heard about the family who practices ...
'Extreme Guide to Parenting' Season 1 finale: There will be no chicken pox ...Zap2it.com (blog)

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Today.com

'Cosby Show' turns 30, here's show's best parenting advice
Today.com
Those babies Cliff Huxtable delivered are old enough to be parents themselves. "The Cosby Show" premiered 30 years ago Saturday, and no 1980s show can even compare. It revived the sitcom genre, boosted the fortunes of NBC, shot already prominent ...

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ChicagoNow (blog)

Parenting Fail...so you got your head rolled up in a window
ChicagoNow (blog)
My son has had a rough couple of weeks. First he fell head first off a slide at school and ended up with a black eye. After recovering from that, he was stung in the face twice by a group of bees. To add insult to injury, I clipped his bottom lip into ...

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Building Your Childs Self-Esteem

According to researchers, most children enter school with a good... Read More

Failure or Future? Its Up To YOU!

We all want to comfort our children after they suffer... Read More

Picky Eaters - The Dawn of Understanding

"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Of Course You Can Search Your Teens Room

Q. We recently caught our son smoking pot, and we... Read More

Discipline Without Damage

If your parenting methods include abuse of any kind; physical,... Read More

How To Teach Your Children Social Skills

As our children grow, they will be going to schools... Read More

When Your Childs Adoption Story Changes: Nothing But the Facts or is It Nothing are the Facts?

Elana, born in Russia, was told "We really don't know... Read More

Single Parenting: How The Challenge Of Single Parenting Affects Your Decision To Divorce

Single parenting has seemingly become an acceptable norm which is... Read More

Stress is No Kiddy Matter

Kids today no longer live the kind of privileged lives... Read More

The Most Powerful Question a Parent Can Ask?

The question I have for you drives right to the... Read More

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

When was the last time you and your kids rolled... Read More

Teach Your Child About Money

What are we teaching our children about money? Hopefully something!I... Read More

Parents/Teens and Money ? 5 Ideas for Keeping the Peace

Children and teenagers are relentlessly bombarded with merchandise that entices.... Read More

Is My Child Lazy?

Is there a difference between lazy and unmotivated? Why do... Read More

Invented Spelling --- Another Alice-in-Wonderland Public-School Theory

As part of the whole-language (or "balanced") reading-instruction philosophy, many... Read More

Is it ADHD or Bi-Polar Disorder?

Bi-Polar Disorder, or Manic Depression, is characterized by mood swings,... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius - Developing Leadership Qualities

Often I have heard that leaders are born, not made.... Read More

Sometimes Our Childrens Questions Answer Our Own

I was changing Ford's diaper the other day when he... Read More

CPR: Why You Should Know It

I never dreamed that I would be in a position... Read More

Is There Any Real Use For A Fun Quiz?

Q. I don't like my children spending so much time... Read More

Effective Troubled Teen Programs

Not all parents subscribe to the notion of "tough love,"... Read More

How Do Campers Protect Their Children?

Oh yes you have! Suddenly, "Where's Bobby?" You instantly realize... Read More

Homeschooling ? Is It Worth It?

Suppose that you rearrange your life to homeschool your child... Read More

14 Romantic Time-Outs for Parents

Here are fourteen spontaneous time-outs, specially designed to help you... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: How to Say NO!

Q: Whenever we tell my daughter "no," she just bugs... Read More