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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5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting
Forbes
It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard? Granted, children need more attention and supervision than adults (most of the ...


Washington Post

Parenting advice: Raising kind children
Washington Post
Amy Joyce has been at The Post, well, for a long time. Her first foray in to online chats were related to work. Now she's happy to chat about fun (but would like to believe the two can be one). She has been a Business reporter, editor for Weekend and ...

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Why a Parenting Class Might Help Fight Poverty
Yahoo Health
The school's Strong African American Families Project (SAAFP), part of the Center for Family Research, is a seven-week project in which parents at low socioeconomic levels were given parenting assistance. The project conducted the first group class ...
Improved parenting may fortify low-income kids against poverty effectsMedical Xpress

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This 7-Year-Old Has Some Wise Parenting Advice For Jimmy Kimmel
Huffington Post
Jimmy Kimmel became a dad again earlier in July, and this time, he decided to skip the baby books and go to a more obvious source for parenting advice: A fellow child. In this clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live, he asks an articulate 7-year-old some pointed ...
Viral hits: Kimmel parenting advice, father/daughter dance off, baby goats ...Dallas Morning News (blog)
VIDEO: New Dad JIMMY KIMMEL Gets Parenting Advice...From Kids!Broadway World
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel gets even more parenting advice from kidsEntertainment.ie
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9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Parenting
Huffington Post
Fiercely independent, yet secretly sentimental. Skeptical, but willing to believe in magic if he saw it with his own eyes. Secure enough in his own skin to pursue a princess, but not above taking a wide-eyed farm boy under his wing. Best friends with a ...


BabyCenter (blog)

I hate parenting: There, I said it
BabyCenter (blog)
I haven't been completely honest with you, in part because I'm ashamed and in part because I've been stuffing the obvious truth down so hard for so long I've grown accustomed to the denial. The truth, the fiercely honest truth, is that I hate parenting ...


Equal parenting effort makes the ballot
Williston Daily Herald
It would also provide a definition of equal parenting time. A similar measure failed in 2006. Many supporters of the initiated measure are from Walsh County, where voters passed a related law in 2012 that has been challenged by Attorney General Wayne ...
Fathers' rights initiative makes North Dakota ballotWashington Post (blog)

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Sitka providers back new parenting program
KCAW
The Partnership's mission is to figure out ways to help make all Alaskan children healthier, and this recent round of funding will establish healthy parenting programs in a handful of Alaskan communities. Sitka is one of the communities being ...


Parenting Village brings fun, resources
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Susan Matla from Henrietta holds her son, Parker, as his grandma, Penny Deisinger, paints his foot during a summer bash hosted by Parenting Village at Rothfuss Park in Penfield on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/@LaurenPetracca/ ...


Parenting: Yesterday, I did it wrong
BabyCenter (blog)
Some days parenting feels like flying. I have these kids, these amazing, wonderful creatures filled with light and shadow and the most beautiful music comes directly from their souls to my own amazed ears and I am so grateful, so thankful they are mine.

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Sharing Books with Children

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

Diagnosing ADHD in Children, an Introduction

Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children... Read More

What Makes a Good Evaluation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

So you have just returned home from your third meeting... Read More

Secrets from the Classroom: Avoiding Summer Learning Loss

In June, elementary school children across North America cheered as... Read More

Its OK For Your Child To Be Bored - In Fact, Its Recommended!

NY -- Strange as it may sound, bordom promotes happier,... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: The Power Struggle

Q: My husband and I are at a loss as... Read More

Guilty of Not Following Her Heart

Karen, a single never-married thirty-year old attorney has a four-year... Read More

Dads, Give them Household Chores

You have a chore to do around the house, and... Read More

Top Three Reasons To Get Involved At Your Childs School

You may think once your child has gone off to... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 6 Tips for Effective Discipline and Consequences

A parent writes in, ``We are having a hard time... Read More

Would You Know if Your Child Were Being Bullied? 4 Tips to Keep Them From Becoming a Victim

The 21st Century Problem in Schools: Bullying, and How to... Read More

Achieve Success At School - Parents, Help Your Kids Easily Be Top, Honor-Roll Students!

With the beginning of the new school year coming VERY... Read More

A Night Out For Mom & Dad

Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family... Read More

Kids: Channeling Mania Towards Productivity

More and more kids these days are diagnosed ADD, ADHD,... Read More

Hurting from the Outside - In: The Rise of Self-harming

Ask any teacher or adolescent counselor what the most disturbing... Read More

Twelve Tips To Connect With Teachers At Conference Time

It's that time again! Parent-teacher conferences are coming. Are you... Read More

The Mystery of Picky Eaters

If you were to ask 100 parents why they think... Read More

A Little Love, Please?

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

Homes for Troubled Teens: Therapeutic and Residential

For troubled teens who are struggling with drug abuse, depression... Read More

Role Models for Your Teen

By the time your children reach their teens, there is... Read More

Exposing the Damage: TV and Kids

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

On Raising a Child with Disabilities: Sara & the Nail Salon

Sara loves pampering. Haircuts, facials, manicures, and makeup bring smiles,... Read More

EEG Biofeedback as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

In this form of treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder... Read More

Parents --- Your Childrens Report Card May Be Rigged

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

Managing Sibling Rivalry

It is human nature to feel competitive and envious toward... Read More