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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Why I Believe in Nighttime Parenting
Huffington Post
But try as I might, I can't really control how my children will turn out one day, nor can I make every parenting decision out of fear that I might spoil or ruin my kids. My personal philosophy is to make parenting decisions I can live with, no matter ...


Wausau Daily Herald

AAUW explores gender equity, parenting and education
Wausau Daily Herald
The AAUW program will grapple with longstanding — and often thorny — gender issues such as whether boys and girls should be raised differently, whether our language perpetuates the idea of male superiority and the whether gender relates to ...


KCCI Des Moines

Gisele Bundchen slammed again on parenting
KCCI Des Moines
But the backlash surrounding her most recent comments about parenting -- how important it is as a mother to take care of yourself -- really got our attention because the issue is a powerful one in today's parenting. "You know how they say on the plane ...

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What Giant Pandas Taught Me About Parenting
Smithsonian
If you had told me years ago that I would spend my days working with giant pandas, let alone be the senior giant panda keeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, I would have laughed in your face. But as recently as 10 years ago, even more unlikely to ...


Boston.com (blog)

Gisele's Parenting Advice Is Right On Target
Boston.com (blog)
BTW, her @Mrs75 Twitter account is a must-follow on Game Day.] Gisele married Brady in 2009 and they have two children together. So, she qualifies as much of an expert here as anyone else who fancies themselves an expert on motherhood or parenting.

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Bill Murray's Parenting Advice Is 'Right On!'
Huffington Post
The actor's parenting advice isn't limited to delivery room tips though. During his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance he also talked about tricks for getting babies to sleep, including pumping their arms and legs to tire them out and letting them suck ...
Bill Murray's Parenting AdvicePOPSUGAR (blog)
Bill Murray Gave Jimmy Kimmel Some Very Helpful Parenting AdviceUproxx

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The Embarrassing American Parenting Fail
RealClearPolitics
When it comes to public image, the millennial generation isn't exactly knocking the cover off the ball. Just Google something like “Millennials are the worst” and you'll see headlines labeling the 14-34 age demographic as “deluded narcissists ...


ABC News

NYC Life Coach Debuts Conscious Parenting Advice by the Hour
ABC News
Enter Melanie Rudnick, a New York City-based "conscious parenting" coach who charges $150 per hour for her advice, though she does offer package discounts. She wants moms to know that just because they think something doesn't make it true.


Free parenting series offered in November
Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO -- Winston Prouty Center for Child Development is offering a free, four-week parenting education to provide information for families on how to promote children's social and emotional skills, and use positive approaches to help children ...


Experts share strategies for effective parenting
Hartford Courant
Developed by clinical psychologist Dr. Tom Phelan in the 1970's, the parenting program is aimed at parents of children 2-years-old to 12-years-old. Rogers calls it an evidenced-based program that has been proven time and again. "The strategies are not ...

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Are You Reading to Your Kids?

Over a number of years there have been issues raised... Read More

Back to School; Time to Recharge

The back-to-school shopping is done. Brand new pencils, colored markers,... Read More

Organizing a Car Wash Fundraiser

The key to a successful car wash fundraiser event is... Read More

Over-Focused ADHD

The least flexible character in all of the stories of... Read More

Family Meetings Are Now On The Agenda

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

Break Free From Power Struggles

You want your daughter to wear a dress to the... Read More

PG Rating Isnt What It Used To Be

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

Turn off the TV -- and Turn on to Physical Activity!

Imagine having no television for an entire season. Such was... Read More

Effects of Jealousy on Childs Personality

Dear friends here we will charge up our mind with... Read More

SMUT Spelled Backwards is TUMS

Why are more people, especially parents not outraged?I call it... Read More

Playing Safe

Do you really want your child to enjoy playing with... Read More

Tracking Your Child Progress

As a parent, you can learn a lot about your... Read More

25 Things That Matter When Relating To Our Children (Leaving A Legacy Of Love To Those We Love)

In my opinion, these things matter...1. Enjoying childlike delights before... 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

Child Abuse - Survey & Comments

Beyond cases reported to authorities, little knowledge exists on the... Read More

Healthy Eating Alone Is Not The Answer

Along with eating healthier we need to be more active.... Read More

Fizzy Sherbet ? A Sweet Science Lesson for Your Kids!

Fizzy sherbet in a paper bag with a strawberry lollipop... Read More

A Man and His Baby

When a couple steps forth with a baby in tow... Read More

Protect your Kids Early with Safety Glasses

What exactly makes safety glasses different from regular glasses? There... Read More

Valuable Parenting Tip

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

Assume Personal Responsibility? Who, Me?

As thinking, acting human beings we have the ability to... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Teach Values to Your Kids

In a consumer-driven society that broadcasts values you don't approve... Read More

The POWER of Reading

Reading to your child at a young age is one... Read More

5 Great Tips For Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

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

Intermission: Wood Chips

I wanted to share with you one of the most... Read More