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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Buncombe implements Positive Parenting Program
Asheville Citizen-Times
“The immediate result is to have better parenting practices … but the long term result is clearly better child mental health,” said Deanna LaMotte, program coordinator for Triple P in Buncombe County. Buncombe County Health and Human Services was ...


How parenting programs change lives: two Spanish-speaking parents share ...
Chalkbeat Colorado
How parenting programs change lives: two Spanish-speaking parents share their experience. by Lisa Guthery on April 15, 2014. WHAT IS FIRST PERSON? In the First Person section, we feature informed perspectives from readers who have firsthand ...


Navarrette: Why should we pay for bad parenting?
Newsday
Too many Americans refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Nothing is their fault. They never do anything wrong. They look for ways to excuse misbehavior and bad choices. When they make mistakes, they don't admit them. They might even say they ...

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Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
By Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:58 AM EDT. Email 0; Share 2199. Tweet. 0. Print. CorbisIf you're a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before ...

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New Parenting Education Program Offers Tools to Help Parents Prepare Their ...
PR Web (press release)
To celebrate 30 years of parent education classes, Active Parenting Publishers announces the release of a complete update of its flagship parenting program. "Active Parenting 4th Edition" is an evidence-based program kit for educators to use for ...


RICK BROWN: Parenting is the job of a lifetime
Your Houston News
RICK BROWN: Parenting is the job of a lifetime. A Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) F-14A Tomcat aircraft heads for the setting sun during a flight off of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). Advertisement. Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:00 am.

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Six apps that might make parenting easier
USA TODAY
Parents wear a lot of hats when it comes to their kids, including being the timekeeper, the money giver and the behavior police. Do you have a child who is always up before everyone else? There's an app for that. How about keeping track of multiple ...


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Canada's tax agency and UK parenting site first confirmed victims of Heartbleed
khon2.com
Mumsnet is a popular parenting network that says they generate over 60 million page views and over 10 million visits per month. Mumsnet patched their OpenSSL installation on Thursday, April 10. According to the BBC, Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts ...
Parenting website Mumsnet and Canadian tax authority hit by Heartbleed hackersThe Next Web
Canada's tax agency and UK parenting site Mumsnet are the first confirmed ...TechSpot
'Heartbleed' hits 1.5 million users of UK parenting websiteGMA News

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Parenting Is the New Religion
Huffington Post
The parenting debate these days is roughly where religion was in the Middle Ages. You won't find a Huffington Post article titled "How The Jews Are Setting Us Up For Failure" or "Red Wine: The Blood Of Christ, For Realsies?" And thank goodness for that.


Parenting column: Son's video games have to go
News Sentinel
Q:Our 14-year-old son seems depressed — to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he's socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend ...

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The Best Gifts Ever: Life Experiences Every Child Should Have

This past holiday season Canadians spent over $45 billion-with parents... Read More

Really Good News About Your Children?s Video Games

Research published by University of Rochester neuroscientists C. Shawn Green... Read More

Old-Fashioned Ways to Inspire Children

"Walk through any toy store and you will see walls... Read More

Parenting Secrets Revealed

So your little Susie wants to join a competitive gymnastic... Read More

Who Are Your Kids Talking To Online?

Studies have shown that:1 out of 4 children were sent... Read More

The Theme from MASH - Suicide is Not Painless

The Theme from MASHI flipped the button on the remote... Read More

Are Parents Trying Too Hard?

One of the implications of the current trend toward smaller... Read More

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse... Read More

Muscle Pain And Children Do Not Mix

I am in pain. I've been in pain all day.... Read More

Teaching Respect And Values In Todays Society

The girl's jaw dropped in horror as the police officer... Read More

Ten Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends

Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more... Read More

Got To, Get To ? Change The Way Your Family Thinks

I recently heard a story that has literally changed the... Read More

Childrens Books And Educational Toys - Can They Still Be Fun And Have Educational Value

It was no contest. Given a choice between a ball... Read More

Why Modern Moms Are Going Back to the Basics ? The Evolution of the Cloth Diaper

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times... Read More

Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3

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

PG Rating Isnt What It Used To Be

If there are any parents reading this who are thinking... Read More

Inattentive ADHD: Just Like Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is the classic picture of Inattentive ADHD.... Read More

Nothing Like a Mothers Love

Travel is a common theme in my life -- probably... 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

Trip, Trip, Trip... Here Is Your Night Visitor Again!

Night Visits From Your ChildIn the middle of the night... Read More

Homeschooling --- A Superior Education For Your Child

Home-schooling provides children with a superior education. Parents can quickly... Read More

From Go Fast Kids to Calm Kids

How excited do kids get with the start of school... Read More

The Importance of Fathers

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

End Babysitter Abuse

Not many things are more upsetting than discovering that your... Read More

Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem

Much has been said about the "gifted child" but in... Read More