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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Nicole Richie On Her Parenting Style: 'Kids Want To Be Told The Truth' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Richie tells Oprah about her parenting philosophy. Richie says she is constantly talking with other moms and looking for new ways to develop a strong relationship with her kids. "There's always room for improvement," she says. "I do know that I do the ...
Nicole Richie on Parenting: 'Kids Want to Be Told the Truth'Just Jared
Nicole Richie Talks Motherhood: “There's Always Room For Improvement” (VIDEO)Wetpaint

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Seven Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women
Truth-Out
The ultimate #JadaCounterpose. This is one of the bravest young women I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/rP6x6JXsVU. — Melissa A. Fabello (@fyeahmfabello) July 14, 2014. When I was 19, I sat across from the Dean of Students at my university and told ...

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State Wants Parenting Rights Taken Away After Missing Boy Found In Basement
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DETROIT (AP) -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court. A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday morning in Wayne County juvenile court for Charlie Bothuell ...

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50 Cent Checks A Instagram Follower For Coming At His Parenting Skills
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50 Cent is no stranger to controversy. Besides getting in his fair share of beef with Slowbucks on social media, the G-Unit rapper is now going off on followers. Fif received backlash from followers yesterday (July 27) when he posted a picture of his ...

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Parenting in America
The Economist
However, there are two worries about modern parenting. One concerns “helicopter parents” (largely at the top of the social scale), who hover over their children's lives, worrying themselves sick, depriving their offspring of independence and doing far ...

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Parenting: Wish me luck shopping the holiday
The News-Press
I feel like I'm about to run a race. My back-to-school shopping dates with my kids are coming up. We're planning to take advantage of the tax-free holiday this weekend. It's three days long, Aug. 1-3, so I imagine the stores are going to be packed ...

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5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting
Forbes
It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard? Granted, children need more attention and supervision than adults (most of the ...


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Sarah McLachlan on parenting, sex and the 'have it all' debate
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Editor's note: Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award ...


Life, parenting, marriage seminar at Hi Desert Word Center
Victorville Daily Press
They will be teaching on parenting, family life and marriage on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (no cost) and Aug. 18 with a mini-seminar. Cost for the Aug. 18 mini-seminar is $25 per couple and $15 per individual. Price includes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a ...

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Chicago parenting expert says kids hold the real answers
Chicago Parent
This is a reminder that parenting work begins with our own self-awareness and history. My past experiences are not necessarily true for my child. Maybe I demonstrated shy behaviors and faced some challenges because of it, but that doesn't mean I need ...

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Math Facts - Try Some Fun Ways to Learn Them

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Friends Are A Gift You Give Yourself

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Creating a Memorable Travel Journal Using A Stuffed Animal

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Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Parents

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Valuable Parenting Tip

Very often, new parents rely on a parenting tip or... Read More

Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content

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

Communications for Family Emergencies

You know that children can get into trouble. The older... Read More

The ADHD Parents Guide: Questions for the School

Here is something that you might want to keep if... Read More

Ten Terrific Ideas for Rainy Day Fun

It's been raining for a week and the kids and... Read More

EEG Biofeedback Training as a Treatment Option for ADHD

The popularity of EEG Biofeedback Training continues to grow both... Read More

The Most Innovative New Approach for ADHD, a Natural Remedy

What's new and effective in the treatment of Attention problems?... Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Blackmail

Family decision-making is an intriguing phenomenon. Many factors become part... Read More

How to Raise Creative Kids

"Where did he come up with that?" Kids often amaze... Read More

Spanking Children

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

How Kids Learn To Cooperate In Video Games -- A Guide for Parents and Teachers

A great many parents are concerned that the electronic games... Read More

Guerilla Parenting Techniques: What Are They?

When you hear the phrase, 'guerrilla parenting techniques', what images... Read More

Teenagers and Stress: What Parents Can Do to Help

More and more parents are expressing their concerns about how... Read More

Guide Your Kids! This 3-D Map Leads to Character

A tall, weary-looking mother with glasses, walked into my counseling... Read More

Child Separation Anxiety: Does Your Child Have It?

If you are a parent, then more than likely you... Read More

Americas Public schools --- Deteriorating Like They Did In Ancient Rome

The citizens of the early Roman Republic enjoyed an education... 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

Baby Name Meanings

Speaking as a Michael (a Hebrew name, meaning "Who is... Read More

Teaching Kids to Read

We are all so very happy to see that the... Read More

7 Powerful Ways to Show Love to Children

Our children are our most important legacy to the world.... Read More