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

In The News:


How are you parenting wrong?
Washington Post (blog)
LAWNMOWER/SNOWPLOW PARENTING: You knock all obstacles out of your child's path like a — bulldozer? Why didn't they go with bulldozer when naming this parenting style? Lawnmowers and snowplows aren't the same thing at all! Make sure you're ...


New York Daily News

Shame parenting goes too far, expert says
New York Daily News
A young boy is recorded while he sheepishly stands in a traffic intersection, holding a sign that says he was suspended from school for swearing at his teacher. The video is later posted for the whole world to see. A 13-year-old girl whose hair has ...


Oregon author digs into science of parenting
Statesman Journal
Alice Callahan, of Eugene, is a scientist by training. She has a doctoral degree in nutritional biology and worked as a post-doctorate researcher in fetal physiology. But it wasn't until she became pregnant that she realized how difficult it is for ...

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Huffington Post

The Fed's Modern Day Parenting
Huffington Post
While drastic action was necessary in the peak moments of the crisis, it's starting to feel like central banks globally are suffering modern age parenting problems: never let our children feel any pain. Just as many parents these days try to insulate ...

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CHKD Parenting: Is hospitalization necessary
13newsnow.com
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- When your child is sick and has to be admitted to the hospital, there are so many worries a parent has. Things that seem routine to medical professionals can seem catastrophic or life-threatening and it's a stressful time.


WDIV Detroit

Local 4 Defenders: Parenting with social media
WDIV Detroit
Local 4 Defenders: Parenting with social media · 'White Boy Rick' granted hearing that could eventually lead to his release · Mother finds body of missing son behind vacant house in Detroit · Forecast: Showers, t-storms popping up · Parking meters ...

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Penn State News

Babies benefit from parenting classes even before birth
Penn State News
In two research trials, the program was shown to improve the way parents support each other -- to reduce parental stress, depression and anxiety; enhance parenting quality; and improve long-term child outcomes. "We never thought that a class series ...

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Mother Nature Network (blog)

Helicopter parenting causes college struggles
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Time magazine defined helicopter parenting as "over-involved habits such as solving children's problems and making important decisions for them." The article was referring to parents who handle these tasks for their college-aged kids, but these ...


Share your experiences in our parenting survey
The Age
We are interested to hear about your experience of parenting, particularly in the first few years. Please take a moment to fill out this survey for us - it will take no longer than a minute or two. There is also space after each question to write a ...


New York Magazine

Why We're Treating Parenting Like Shift Work
New York Magazine
It's a term coined by the Center for Economic and Policy Research for parents who work alternating schedules, taking turns at both paid employment and child care, and it's a work-parenting setup that's on the rise. More than one-fourth of two-income ...

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To Test or Not To Test - That Is the Question

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A Guide To Help You Teach Your Children Positve Self-Image Through Fitness

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Playful Parenting - More than Just Fun and Games

Early childhood educators have called play "children's work". Many parents... Read More

Top 20 Items To Pack In A Diaper Bag

1. Diapers (5 -7 is a fairly safe supply)2. Wipes3.... Read More

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

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

Maturing As a Parent

I have three children, ages 19 and 16 (yes, the... Read More

Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content

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

Financially Stable Kids ? Prepared for College

We are all familiar with the stories that most students... Read More

Parenting

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Its a Sick World

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

Diagnosing ADHD in Your Child, an Introduction

Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children... Read More

Potty Training Caveats- Dont Start Too Soon

The First Reason: For one thing, child development experts are... Read More

Hearing Our Seriously Distressed Children

How do we deal with our seriously distressed children and... Read More

How Well Do You Know Your Child?

Do you think you really know your child? I don't... Read More

Pipe Down!

Life is funny.My twenty-year-old daughter, Melanie, has a her new... Read More

A Legacy For Dakota

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

God Dont Like Rich People

I will never forget the day that my daughter's sixth... Read More

Car Wash Fundraiser Preparation

Are you considering a car wash fundraiser for your group?... Read More

Career Education: Does Not Mean the 6 Year College Plan

Researching career education uncovered the following shocking statistic: The average... Read More

Top 25 Children Quotations

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience... Read More

Selecting and Hiring Childcare Employees

In today's fast-paced society, many families depend on some form... Read More

How to Stop Bad Behavior Before it Starts

Coping with a child's bad behavior, perhaps more than any... Read More

How To Homeschool Without Making Your Child An Outcast

If you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling your child,... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: How to End the Curfew Battle

Q. Things have been relatively calm and OK with our... Read More