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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Detroit Free Press

DPS to offer parenting classes
Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Public Schools is partnering with Wayne State University, the city's public library and Black Family Development to offer parenting courses for mothers, fathers and guardians in the district. The Parent University courses begin Monday and ...

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Parenting Program Raises IQ of Children Living in Poverty
Medscape
"We have concluded that we need a public health approach to improve outcomes for children in poverty by promoting positive parenting practices," Dr Robinson said here at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting. The Legacy for ...


The Guardian

AC/DC: 'If there's a bad-parenting issue, the US moral majority blames rock'n ...
The Guardian
For 40 years, they've rocked like a juggernaut, fighting off claims they were a threat to society. But, with the release of Rock or Bust accompanied by unwelcome headlines about drummer Phil Rudd's arrest and guitarist Malcolm Young's dementia, can AC ...

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KHTS Radio

Local Life Coach Talks Parenting Styles
KHTS Radio
Transitioning from a manager parenting style to a coaching parenting style can include rephrasing how you approach them. “Ask them open ended questions that will help lead them down the right path,” said Urbina. Urbina says he often has to question the ...


Jamaica Observer

Parenting tips
Jamaica Observer
Take them for check-ups at the doctor or clinic regularly. 8. Go to parenting classes or talk to a family counsellor to learn more about parenting. 9. Learn new ways to discipline children without hitting them or hurting their feelings. 10. Take good ...


Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents ...


Family Law: Parenting Coordination: A Tool For Resolving Family Conflict
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Parents who cannot agree on parenting issues are not well served by endless litigation, nor are their children. Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process in which a neutral lawyer or mental health professional ...


The payoff for strict parenting
Washington Post
I bristle when I hear people talking about “helicopter parenting.” Yes, some parents are a little too manic about the success of their children. I was part of a group of mothers once in which one woman was fretting about how far behind her 3-year old ...


Headlines & Global News

Genes - Not Parenting - Determine Your IQ, Study Shows
Headlines & Global News
It was previously perceived that parents who nurture their children more are increasing their IQ, but in actuality their parenting is just "giving their child the best chance to succeed - not because they improve the child's IQ, but because they allow ...


I'm a die-hard liberal. It ruined my parenting.
Washington Post
I'm a diehard, bleeding-heart liberal. And it's ruining my parenting. My intentions are good. I want my two daughters, 6, to think critically, to fight for fairness and justice whenever they can. I want them to value equality above all else. But ...

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Don?t Make Fast and Furious Food Changes

OK, moms and dads out there, we hear you when... Read More

Teach Your Children How To Resolve Conflict Without Using Anger Or Power

Teaching kids to deal with conflict effectively and peacefully is... 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

Creating a Memorable Travel Journal Using A Stuffed Animal

You may remember The Red Couch Project, a book by... Read More

The Metamorphosis of The Brain: Raising Your child to be a Brainiac

The human brain never actually stops developing. Beginning formation in... Read More

Teaching Reading: Part 3, Whole Language Vs. Phonics

There are two methods for teaching children to read; whole... 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

Public Schools Can Waste 12 Years of Your Child?s Life

For over fifty years, public-school officials and politicians have tried... Read More

Dads - What Family Legacy Are You Passing On to Your Children?

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

Backpacks and Bullies. Is Your Child Prepared?

As the flurry of Back to School activities subside, parents... Read More

10 Ways You Can Advocate For Your Child With A Learning Disability

Did you know that you are the most important person... Read More

Speaking on Behalf of Our Children: Stop Blaming the Victims

How many times have you flipped through the pages of... Read More

Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Never Went To Public School

Most of our Founding Fathers, including Ben Franklin, Sam Adams,... Read More

What Might Surprise You About Childhood Obesity

The formula is pretty straightforward: energy in/energy out. This is... Read More

Eye-Opening Questions for Working Parents to Ask

I remember watching my 18-month-old son eat a big frosted... Read More

Secret Of Your Genuis Child

Here is a top secret to make your child genius... Read More

No, No, No -- What Else is a Parent to Say?

The word no is probably the most overused word in... Read More

Types of Schools for Troubled Teens

It can be difficult on all family members to have... Read More

The Parent Teen Relationship: How Effective is Yours?

It was the homework that did it. Each night became... Read More

How A Home Water Filter Can Reduce Your Child?s Risk Of Learning Disabilities

Lead is one of the most dangerous toxins a person... Read More

Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3

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

Anorexia Nervosa Alert - is Your Daughter Dying To Be Thin?

Anorexia nervosa is a serious medical disorder that is statistically... Read More

Ultimate Airplane Themed Games & Activities for your Childs Birthday Party

Are you looking for the Ultimate Airplane Themed Party Games... Read More

Is There Any Real Use For A Fun Quiz?

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

Handling Failure -- Teaching Kids How to Profit From It

There is nothing pleasant about failure, at least not at... Read More