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

In The News:


Southland Mom Behind 'Jen's List' Becomes Go-To Resource On Parenting Tips
CBS Local
CALABASAS (CBSLA.com) — Mother-of-five Jen Levinson has made a name for herself doling out the latest in parenting tips and family-oriented products. The Calabasas resident is the ultimate mom-in-the-know who shares her tips in a daily e-mail ...

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Manchester United Methodist Church to host parenting fair
Heritage Newspapers
He has delivered workshops in the state and at national conventions in the areas of parenting adolescents and conflict resolution with teachers. He co-authored the book (with Nic Cooper) “How to Keep Being a Parent When Your Child Stops Being a Child.

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The Awkward Parenting Story I Probably Shouldn't Tell
Huffington Post
At a recent speaking event, a brave woman stood up and said to me, "G, can you tell us about your worst mom moment?" "Shoot. No." I said. "I can't. I'd like to, but I really can't here. I'll get us in trouble." But I can tell you here. I probably ...

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How Couples Play With Dolls Predicts Their Parenting Style, Study Says
TIME
Being parents often throws otherwise seemingly happy couples for a loop. (See: Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in Friends With Kids.) The stresses of having to monitor a new human 24/7, the triangulation of the relationship and the differences in parenting ...
Study: Playing with dolls can indicate a couple's parenting styleThe Week Magazine
Playing with children may predict parenting behaviour: studyCTV News
Role-Play Before Delivery Can ID Potential Parenting IssuesPsychCentral.com
Ohio State University
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Passing the parenting baton — lessons learned
Naperville Sun
Welcome to the Collaborative Youth Team's column, “Parenting Matters!” The Collaborative Youth Team is a partnership of 24 youth and family service organizations and agencies that are here to serve you. Each month, a different partner will offer ...


BBC News

The parenting lessons to be taken from movies
BBC News
It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens. The film presented a very particular view of middle-class family life, but have movies influenced how people think about parenting? Mary Poppins taught parents many things. Bedrooms are ...

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In America Today, a 9-Year-Old Girl Can't Play Alone in a Park But She Can ...
The New Republic
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?


The Guardian

'Snowplough' and six more controversial parenting techniques
The Guardian
Each week anxious parents are bombarded with a new story about the dangers of a particular parenting style – this week it's “snowplough” mothers and fathers who are on the naughty step for clearing every difficulty from their child's path. But it can ...


Chrissy Chittenden :Parenting and Body Image
Huffington Post UK
Feminism and food is a big part of my life, in the media, in my mind, when I'm thinking about my own personal history and the wider cultural experience of women of the relationship between food and body image. Food is a feminist issue, and a feminist ...


Call for Guest Posts on Parenting in Grad School
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
GradHacker Andrea Zellner has previously written about being a parent in grad school and her strategies for balancing home life and academic work. We'd like to hear from more of the grad student parents out there: How do you manage parenting in grad ...

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Normal and Logical Consequences

Successful parents have learned to be both firm and kind... Read More

Guide to Choosing a Computer System for Your Child

Before going further into choosing computers for children, I believe... Read More

Homeschooling ? Can I Do It?

Many parents would like to homeschool their children but are... Read More

Sharing Books with Children

One of my first memories of childhood is that of... Read More

Things To Teach Your Teenage Driver

Is it hard to communicate with your teenager about issues... Read More

Renee?s Mommy is Here

I still remember the scene vividly. I was getting out... Read More

How to Stop Bad Behavior Before it Starts

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

The Personality of a Virgo Child

Your Virgo Baby..August 23 - September 22Virgo children are honest... Read More

Swing Sets and Outdoor Play Equipment- 5 Essential Tips Before You Buy

For first time parents choosing a swing set or outdoor... Read More

Road Trip! Make It Fun For Your Toddler

If you had to spend 4 or 5 hours in... Read More

Teaching Children Good Manners

Last week in my newsletter, I mentioned that... Read More

Quality Time with Your Teen

It's sometimes difficult to find ways to be involved with... Read More

Blended Families Can Be Successful

Many families today are blending members from past relationships. It... Read More

What Are Your Children Really Watching?

Saturday mornings. Cold cereal and Scooby Doo. How many parents... Read More

5 Ways To Tell If A Preschooler Is Living In Your House

1. You reheated the same cup of coffee three times... Read More

Are You Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child?

Although many parents are concerned with our children's intelligence quotient... Read More

How to Find The Best Time To Be With Your Kids

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing... Read More

Four Tips For Alleviating Back To School Anxiety

Back to school preparations are in full-swing. Soon, the first... Read More

Bless Your Child With The Name

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

Pieces of Time and Pivotal Moments

Life is comprised of pieces of time sprinkled with pivotal... Read More

Screaming Kids Driving You Nuts? Four Rules to Help You Keep Your Sanity!

Often I will hear parents say, "I just ignore Jr.... Read More

Its a Sick World

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

To Clean or Not To Clean

Before my daughter was born my house was... Read More

Scolding: One of Communications Tools of Last Resort

(Excerpted from Jim Rohn's 2004 Weekend Leadership Event)You have to... Read More

Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Many families do not want to believe their child is... Read More