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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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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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 ...


Today.com

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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Seasons & Reasons: Free-range parenting book
KSDK
"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 a sense of wonder in their children. The book provides concrete examples of how to get your kids ...


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 ...


Huffington Post

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents ...


Advocates push for shared parenting in divorce cases
The Daily News of Newburyport
BOSTON — It's been more than two decades since Daniel Sabbatelli was locked in a contentious divorce that ended with him getting limited access to his three daughters. The emotional toll hasn't diminished. "The courts don't treat both parents equal ...

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The Salinas Californian

Parenting classes can help family life run smoother
The Salinas Californian
The ad caught my eye – why would cars.com choose parenting? We tend to parent the way we were parented especially under times of stress. Some parents swear they will do things differently and go to the other extreme of being too permissive if they had ...


3/28 & 3/29: TODAY Parenting Team, Wrangler, more
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Join Kathie Lee's mission to raise money for the Salvation Army at Crowdrise.com/KathieLee. Join Al in his mission to support the troops, visit his fundraising page at Crowdrise.com/AlRoker, where proceeds will go to support the USO and its programs ...

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Power Foods for a Powerful School Lunch

There isn't a school day that goes by that I... Read More

Marriage, Divorce, and Kids

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In "The Ring Bear," a picture book by Tigard resident... Read More

What You Should Know About Counseling for Attention Deficit Disorder

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Guilty of Not Following Her Heart

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Boredom, limited space and overflowing energy are a source of... Read More

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Just two days ago, another 15-year old child was added... Read More

Puberty - Get Ready to Play the Puberty Game

Puberty can be a difficult time for children. Not quite... Read More

Child ADHD - Deciding Where to Draw the Line

The wonderful adaptability of children in dealing with the challenges... Read More

Build Character with this Delicious Triple A Recipe!

Vinegar or honey, what do kids really want? "Toys, candy,... Read More

How to Get Your Children Brand Free

Those of you that have children know what an excursion... Read More

Pet Loss Can Be Just As Devastating!

'And all because of a damned cat! It's only a... Read More

Teaching Reading: Part One

One of the biggest milestones in our children's education is... Read More

So, My Child Has Been Recommended for Testing - What Do I Do Now?

You've just received a call from your child's teacher. As... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

If you're looking for toys that are both fun to... Read More

A Chart for Everything

For every season, check, check, check, There is a chart,... Read More

10 Tips for Making Daily Physical Activity Part of Your Childs Life!

Here's some of the bad news about sedentary lifestyles:? Forty... Read More

When Parents Disagree

Moms and dads, are there times you think that parenting... Read More

Helping Your Child to Deal with Change

Fall marks the beginning of many new things both for... Read More

Marriages May End But Families Are Forever

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

My Stomach Hurts - I Cant Go to School Today!

It's the third time this week that Sam has complained... Read More

ADHD: A Dialogue With a Non-Believer, Part Five

Dear Sir, It was with some interest that I read... Read More

Toxic Chemicals, Are Your Children Being Exposed?

You do what you can to keep your little ones... Read More

How to Set Healthy Limits at Work

Back in college, I wrote for a five-day-a-week, award-winning campus... Read More

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?

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