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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ChicagoNow (blog)

5 reasons parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler, according ...
ChicagoNow (blog)
I've addressed the similarities between toddlers and tweens/teens here and here, but after reading All Joy and No Fun, I started thinking that while they may be similar, parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler. 1. Adolescents stir up ...


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 ...


What parenting REALLY looks like: Readers share their messiest moments
Today.com
We recently shared the story behind the awesome Tumblr blog It's Like They Know Us, which features unrealistic stock photographs of happy, clean, perfect, functioning families — something we all know is total fiction. Sara Given created the blog ...


The Stir

Ryan Gosling Gets Great Parenting Advice from 'The Notebook' Costar
The Stir
Ryan Gosling has been given some stellar parenting advice from one of his costars from The Notebook -- and, so that I don't break any hearts, let's get this out of the way-- no, it was not from Rachel McAdams. Sorry, guys! Hottie James Marsden, who ...
James Marsden Offers Parenting Advice to The Notebook Costar Ryan GoslingUs Magazine
James Marsden - James Marsden gives Ryan Gosling parenting adviceContactmusic.com
James Marsden Sends 'Notebook' Co-Star Ryan Gosling Some Parenting AdviceJust Jared
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Huffington Post

7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like Great Ideas at the Time
Huffington Post
Since I obviously want my children to be so much better at damn near everything, I applied some of the advice in this book to my parenting style. I let my oldest child have a swear word that could be his. He could use it whenever he felt necessary and ...


Pittsburgh Penguins player questions the parenting methods of some ...
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (blog)
For a myriad of reasons, Philadelphia Flyers fans do not care for Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar Sidney Crosby. That is a generally accepted fact. The level to witch some Philadelphians dislike Crosby varies greatly. Some are of the, "oh that guy is ...

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New York Times

A Cure for Hyper-Parenting
New York Times
I used to think that only Americans and Brits did helicopter parenting. In fact, it's now a global trend. Middle-class Brazilians, Chileans, Germans, Poles, Israelis, Russians and others have adopted versions of it too. The guilt-ridden, sacrificial ...


Terrific Parenting
Troy Record
As children age, most will go through periods of experimenting with more challenging behavior. Others will be more consistently difficult. Kids may be disrespectful, refuse to listen and simply resist all parent efforts to direct their behavior. When ...


STLtoday.com

The hardest year of parenting
STLtoday.com
Some will argue that it's the very first year of life. It's hazing that brings new parents to their knees: shock therapy for the 18 years ahead. That's when parenting is most demanding, some say — in those around-the-clock, blurry days and nights. But ...


Philly.com (blog)

The key to parenting well even when you're stressed
Philly.com (blog)
No one is perfect. Not your kids, not you, and certainly not me. I'm a parenting expert, educator, and coach, and I am not a perfect parent. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. We all make mistakes and have lessons to learn from our experiences ...

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Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across

Giving advice to a teenager is very easy; getting a... Read More

Boundaries - Why Theyre Needed

Imagine a child who lacks ownership of his own life,... Read More

A Call For Fathers

Dads, please let me encourage you to change some things... Read More

Its a Sick World

It's no joy to be sick. It's even less joy... Read More

Considering Daycare? Consider the Pros and Cons

When you're a parent it's a difficult decision to know... Read More

Kids and Sports: Fundamentals First

Would you hand a child calculus problems once she was... Read More

Tips for the Classroom Teachers with ADHD Students

Thank you for all that you do in the classroom!... Read More

Time Managment Skills for Children

Time management is an organisational concept traditionally associated with adults... Read More

Difference

There are times when my ideas of raising a child... Read More

Child Communication Skill: Do You Really Know What Your Child Is Saying To You?

Here's the scene of communication with your child: your three-year-old... Read More

5 Great Tips For Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

Every children in the world whishes to have toys and... Read More

Five Easy Steps to Picking the Perfect Baby Name

One of the few decisions you'll make during pregnancy that... Read More

Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Parents

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals... Read More

Help Your Kids Learn More About Managing Their Personal Economy

Remember when cash was a tangible commodity in all of... Read More

A Dads Thoughts On Dads day

21 Reasons I Love Being A DadWhat you will read... Read More

A Legacy For Dakota

Have you heard the song; "I Hope You Dance"? It... Read More

Helping Your Child Make and Keep Friends

What Children Look for in a Friend?Is this child fun... Read More

Drugs and Violence In Public Schools

Many public schools not only fail to educate our children,... Read More

More than Mom and Dad

Love, love, love. It makes the world go round. It... Read More

Nanny 911 and Disciplining Your Child

Nanny 911 Interview with Montel WilliamsI saw an interview with... Read More

Helping Your Child Cope With A Long-Term Illness

All children will likely have many different health problems during... Read More

Paediatric Osteopathy

All babies cry, but if yours cries a lot, isn't... Read More

Just Average

What do you mean average? Not good? Just doing good... Read More

My Husband Prioritizes Making Money Above Family Time

"Money is tight, and my husband's obsessed with doing everything... Read More

Working Moms vs. Stay-at-Home Moms, Lets Stop Debating Each Other and Debate the System Instead!

I could nearly fund my children's future education if I... Read More