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

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Parenting programs leave father out, to kids' detriment, researcher says
Deseret News
Programs designed to help families should focus on co-parenting, but too many parenting programs leave Dad on the sideline or lock him out, according to a review of programs worldwide. "Overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates the unique and ...


Salon

The Bible isn't a parenting guide: Why the religious right's hypocrisy is so ...
Salon
AlterNet Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative Republicans have done recently? How can someone oppose family ...

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The Free-Range Parenting Quandary
New York Times
“The Case for Free-Range Parenting” sounds reasonable enough. But my bucolic Massachusetts suburb remains shaken by the 1985 abduction of Sarah Pryor, 9, who took a walk on a well-traveled road in front of her home and disappeared. Her body was ...


Dr. Randy Cale's Terrific Parenting: Eating out with kids in peace: The ...
Troy Record
“Your article on traveling offered great tips. However, my kids are horrible in restaurants. Almost every meal is miserable with whining, bickering and kicking under the table. If they don't like their food they become bratty and demanding. Giving them ...

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In new study, quality parenting trumps quantity
Washington Post
March 26, 2015 Nicole Coomber, a PhD management professor at the University of Maryland, returns home after retrieving her two young children — Tony, 4, and Gus, 14 months — from school and day care in the District. Coomber says she feels pressure to ...

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10 funniest parenting posts on Facebook this week
Today.com
Because in Facebook's picture-perfect world overflowing with Spring Break trips to Tahiti, well-behaved children sipping virgin mai-tais, it's easy to think you're the only one "enjoying" a two-week long stay-cation. So we'd like to take a moment to ...


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The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child ...
Today.com
While the sheer joy of being a new mom or dad is immeasurable, there are some ugly truths of parenting — a topic that surfaced among the TODAY Parenting Team community this month when we asked you to share the things you wish you'd known before ...

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Ohio legislators should support shared parenting and parental equality: Donald ...
cleveland.com
I'm disappointed that Ohio isn't one of the 17 states across our nation with legislation filed to protect shared parenting and parental equality in instances of divorce or separation. Considering the number of modern families impacted by divorce, our ...

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Free-range parenting
NWAOnline (subscription)
To this German parent, it seems that America's middle class has taken over-protective parenting to a new level, with the government acting as a super nanny. Take the case of 10-year-old Rafi Meitiv and 6-year-old Dvora Meitiv, siblings in Silver Spring ...

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Seasons & Reasons: Free-range parenting book
KSDK
That's the surprising message behind a new parenting book that's climbing the charts on Amazon. "Seasons and Reasons" is a new book that touts the so-called "free-range parenting style. Author Debra Ross, a mother of two, encourages parents to instill ...

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Just What Is A Learning Disability?

A learning disability is defined as a permanent problem that... Read More

Create Your Dream Family

There has been much attention in the media of late... Read More

The Worlds Greatest Dad

You are in the final round of your favorite game... Read More

Homeschooling Takes Your Child Out of Public School --- A Unique Benefit

Home-schooling removes children from public school. That alone makes home-schooling... Read More

Dads, Handle your Kids Mistakes

One of the most difficult parts of being a father... Read More

Parenting - The Irrational Vocation

There are some grounds to assume that a cognitive dissonance... Read More

Surviving as a Single Parent

Emotional OverloadMany single parents say they deal with a variety... Read More

Parents --- Your Childrens Report Card May Be Rigged

Under the "No Child Left Behind Act," public schools whose... Read More

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?

On a bright Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago,... Read More

Children and Mom and Paper

Memorabilia ? Children can create enough artwork for an entire... Read More

Thirteen Values You Can Teach Through Homework

Are you a parent concerned about passing values on to... Read More

The Top 10 Tips on Hiring a Babysitter

1. Encourage your babysitter by keeping their favorite foods/snacks on... Read More

Old Wives Tales and Other Things That Just Might Help with ADHD

Here are some tips that I have picked up from... Read More

A Little Love, Please?

Article based on a friend's experienceI just wanted to share... Read More

From Childrens Stories to Study Skills: Help Your Children Succeed in School

IntroductionAs a parent who wants the best for your children,... Read More

When Kids Hurt Parents

The cruel callous remarks made by our offspring can sometimes... Read More

The Seven Keys to Child Obedience

Learning obedience is an important part of child development. This... Read More

Public Schools Can Waste 12 Years of Your Child?s Life

For over fifty years, public-school officials and politicians have tried... Read More

Family Meetings 101

Family meetings provide opportunities for feelings to be aired and... Read More

Teaching Your Children with Coupons

Coupons can be a great tool in educating your child... Read More

Beyond the Words, a Childs Voice

Voices have a way of falling into a pattern, not... Read More

Your Company Vehicle is a Portable Bill Board; A word of advice on children passengers

Child Safety Restraints and children in work vehiclesIf you take... Read More

Help Your Kids Learn More About Managing Their Personal Economy

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

Whos Your Daddy? How to be a Great Dad in 5 to 7 Minutes

I am a dad. I have been now for over... Read More

Co-sleeping, a personal story

When I was pregnant, we knew that we had some... Read More