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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Examiner.com

Duggars Not Shy About Giving Parenting Advice
FOX News Radio (blog)
The family is known for its parenting techniques on everything from homeschooling to modest dress to courtship, its version of dating. The Duggars also disavow dancing, which an FAQ page on their blog calls “not a rule but a personal conviction that ...
Analyzing the impact of the Duggar story on the Republican presidential fieldExaminer.com

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Gothamist

Aggressive Parenting, Wife Bonuses & Pill-Popping: The Weird Lives Of Upper ...
Gothamist
Last weekend, social researcher Wednesday Martin shot straight to the top of the Most Emailed list on the NYTimes site thanks to an op-ed piece detailing her adventures living on the Upper East Side. Martin posits herself as Jane Goodall in the urban ...
Inside the crazy world of NYC mumsNEWS.com.au

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SCNow

Parenting programs offered in Kingstree
SCNow
KINGSTREE, S.C. - Williamsburg County School District's Office of Parenting, Grants & After-School Programs will host its annual Strengthening Families Conference on May 29 and 30 in the Kingstree Middle School. On Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m., a banquet ...


Steamboat Pilot & Today

Thoughtful Parenting: Preventing the 'summer slide'
Steamboat Pilot & Today
#With summer vacation quickly approaching, it's a good time to educate ourselves on the summer slide, the term given to the loss in skills that occurs during the summer months. The summer slide is measured by the change in test scores between the ...


Politico

Duggars not shy about parenting advice
Politico
The family is known for its parenting techniques on everything from homeschooling to modest dress to courtship, its version of dating. The Duggars also disavow dancing, which an FAQ page on their blog calls “not a rule but a personal conviction that ...

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Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

The economics of parenting
Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)
The national outrage over the abuse and exploitation of our children has forced the Government to push for tougher legislation and has concentrated the minds of our citizens on the importance of good parenting. The prime minister was very passionate ...

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Huffington Post

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 ...

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'Free Range Parenting' Gaining Ground
Christian Broadcasting Network
"Free range parenting" has become a hot topic after a Maryland couple was investigated and charged for allowing their kids to walk home alone. But support for this type of parenting is growing. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv made national news after ...

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First Coast News

Free-range parenting method gaining support
First Coast News
The Meitivs practice what's known as free range parenting. They give their children what they say is space to play, discover, and roam. "They believe this is the right way to raise their children," attorney Matthew Dowd said. At this playground in ...
'Free range' parenting has some validity to it according to researchersThe Union Leader

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Dr. Randy Cale's Terrific Parenting: Take the Family Sanity Test to ensure ...
The Saratogian
Whether the kids are arguing in the backseat of the car, begging you for ice cream, whining about waiting in line, fighting at the pool, or just having a tantrum because life isn't going their way, summers can actually bring a different demand upon our ...

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More Water, Not Less, Will Help End Bedwetting

Children are notoriously bad at drinking enough liquids. They are... Read More

Jammin with Your Kids: The Wonderful World of Music

Does music need to be "dumbed-down" for kids? The answer... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 4 Dangerous Myths

MYTH: All teens have to rebel, and the teen years... Read More

Useful Jogger Stroller Accessories

There are many useful jogger stroller accessories out on the... Read More

Mommie Moments ? Taking Time For Yourself

Being a parent is a role that requires a large... Read More

When Time Out Dont Work

Joey steps away from his time out chair "I won't... Read More

Twelve Tips To Connect With Teachers At Conference Time

It's that time again! Parent-teacher conferences are coming. Are you... Read More

How to Teach Anger Management to Your Child

Most of us recognize the continuing escalation of violence around... Read More

Hiking with Children

There is nothing quite like hiking with small children. The... Read More

Cooking With Your Kids Helps Develop Motor Skills for Preschoolers

Did you know that cooking with your kids is a... Read More

Educational Jigsaw Puzzles, How Educational Are They?

Many companies advertise their products as being educational. How much... Read More

Really Good News About Your Children?s Video Games

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

Finding A Caregiver You Can Trust

Choosing to leave your child with a caregiver is one... Read More

Inattentive ADHD: Just Like Winnie the Pooh

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

From Go Fast Kids to Calm Kids

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

Its OK to Say No

In the last 20 years we've all been introduced to... 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

Teaching Reading: Part One

One of the biggest milestones in our children's education is... Read More

Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!

Do you feel like someone has abducted your sweet, innocent... Read More

10 keys to Developing Your Childs Genius

Would you like your child to be the best that... Read More

Bless Your Child With The Name

What a dreamer I am when thinking about parenthood. Most... Read More

Camps for Troubled Teens: Disciplines and Wilderness

Parents looking for a quick fix usually choose troubled teen... Read More

Family Meetings Are Now On The Agenda

"Not another meeting!"That tends to be the reaction from many... Read More

Parenting Skills - Five Ways To Turbo-Boost Your Confidence

The 'phone conversation had nothing at all to do with... Read More

Watch Your Language! - How Parents Can Help Kids Help Themselves

'I felt great until I walked into the classroom -... Read More