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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Care2.com

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I've Learned So Far
Care2.com
So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-month-old, and we ran into another child who was about ...


Angelina's wedding gown a gross display of parenting run amok
New York Post
The Jolie-Pitts are no strangers to taking the whole attachment parenting thing to extremes, blithely trotting the globe to bring attention to various international issues, tribe in tow. In 2007, they bought an 11-ft.-wide bed to accommodate them and ...

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(Im)perfect Parenting: Why Spider-Man and penguins make me weepy
Nooga.com
And also beer. You can stalk her blog, Mommy Boots, or follow her on Twitter @mommyboots; or you can email her directly at nagreen84@gmail.com. She also has an (Im)perfect Parenting Facebook page. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely ...


'Fifty shades' of parenting: Does film send wrong message about sex to young ...
kdvr.com
Sometimes I wonder — am I done parenting yet? My daughters are out of the house, and (almost) out of grad school. They know all about the birds and the bees. The last thing I should be worrying about is their sex lives. When your kids are 23 and 26 ...

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Crummy parenting jobs: A retrospective on Labor Day
ChicagoNow (blog)
I love being a mom, and I think I have grown to love the role even more as my kids have gotten older. But it hasn't been roses throughout; there were some crummy parenting jobs along the way. Some of the ones that might seem more obvious (stomach flus, ...


Forbes

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones
Forbes
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they've got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem ...


Deseret News

Book review: 'The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting' provides helpful insights, ideas
Deseret News
These tips can help make parenting a little less stressful for parents and children. Wilcox and Robbins use real-world examples and stories to illustrate and solidify their points. Many of the ideas can assist parents to strengthen relationships with ...


It's Hard to Be a Kid! Tips for Compassionate Parenting
Huffington Post (blog)
We don't intentionally ignore these opportunities for connection, but sometimes, in crazy-busy-hectic moments of parenting, we respond unskillfully. We don't take our children's perspective, and we miss an opportunity to practice compassion. Compassion ...


Houston Chronicle

Everything I know about parenting I learned from Facebook
Houston Chronicle
My wife and I do not have children, but we have vague plans to have some in the future. We make do with two small dogs, eight hours or so of sleep each night, and friends and family who make their daily parenting exploits public. I've been on social ...


5 parenting lessons from movies
Deseret News
Basically, she set the golden standard for so many parenting lessons, the chief of which was time. Mr. Banks comes home and realizes that he needs to spend more time with his children. She teaches parents that they can't neglect their kids as they ...

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Got To, Get To ? Change The Way Your Family Thinks

I recently heard a story that has literally changed the... Read More

Life Lessons in a Glass of Beer

It was blisteringly hot last Saturday. As I took that... Read More

Are You Meeting ALL Your Childs Basic Needs?

This may come as a surprise, but many parents are... Read More

Marriages May End But Families Are Forever

It was at that time when our marriage was falling... Read More

Learning my Childs Way

Home schooling. What is it? What does it mean to... Read More

How Effective Are Ritalin and Dexedrine in Treating the Symptoms of ADHD?

Many research studies have shown the overall effectiveness of stimulant... Read More

Vision: 20/20 Is Not Enough!

Now is an excellent time to have your child's vision... Read More

Missing The Bus

As a step daughter and step grand daughter, I followed... Read More

Top Five Ways To Stay In Touch With Your Child

Once your little boy/girl goes off to school, you may... Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Blackmail

Family decision-making is an intriguing phenomenon. Many factors become part... Read More

Types of Schools for Troubled Teens

It can be difficult on all family members to have... Read More

Challenges for Our Children

Researchers have estimated that 25-35% of children in the United... Read More

Celebrating Life with Children in September

Here are ten simple pleasures you can enjoy with your... Read More

Creating Great Birthday Party Videos

My son recently had his third birthday party and it... Read More

Time To Connect With Your Teen

While on a recent trip to the grocery store, I... Read More

Are You Too Busy for Your Kids?

In his recent newsletter "Happy Kids", parenting expert Michael Grose... Read More

Lets Read! The Benefits of Reading to Your Children

Parents, when you help your children learn to read, you... Read More

Exposing the Damage: TV and Kids

There are millions of young children in this country who... Read More

Renee?s Mommy is Here

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

Is Your Child Ready For an Allowance?

Children think money grows on trees. Maybe not literally, but... Read More

Maximizing Your ADHD Childs Performance in School.

As a parent there are lots of things that you... Read More

Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across

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

Theres Never a Bad Time To Start Helping To Spread The Word of God

Q. What's the right age to start giving a Bible... Read More

Naming Your Baby Is Part of The Challenge of Being a Parent

Baby names are as diverse as the people to whom... Read More

Starting School - What Age Should Children Begin School?

"What age should my child start school?"This is a common... Read More