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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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting
NPR
The parents, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, say they believe in "free range" parenting. They want to instill self-reliance and independence in their children. But now they are under investigation again. Earlier this month, police picked up the children ...

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People Magazine

Dax Shepard: How My Past Has Shaped My Outlook on Parenting
People Magazine
The life lesson isn't lost on Shepard, who plans to keep his and Bell's parallel journeys in mind when parenting their children, daughters Delta, 4 months, and Lincoln, 2. “I need to remind myself of that, and I have friends who are worried that [their ...

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seattlepi.com (blog)

Up to 12 weeks parenting leave for King County employees
seattlepi.com (blog)
Going Seattle one better, the Metropolitan King County Council on Monday adopted a new county policy providing county employees 12 weeks' paid parenting leave for a birth, adoption or new foster care placement in the family. Hague. King County Council ...

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RollingStone.com

Taking Child to Pink Concert Not Bad Parenting, Says Judge
RollingStone.com
Pink P!nk performs at Newark's Prudential Center on December 11, 2013. This concert was at the center of a custody battle as a woman's ex-husband accused her of bad parenting for bringing their 11-year-old daughter to the show. Dave Kotinsky/Getty ...
NJ judge rules that taking daughter Pink concert wasn't bad parentingNew York Daily News
Taking Your Kid to a Pink Concert Is a Totally Fine Parenting Move, Judge RulesRadio.com Music and Entertainment News
NJ Judge Rules Woman That Took Daughter To Pink Concert Isn't Bad ParentingCBS Local
Gothamist -Huffington Post
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Huffington Post

10 Parenting 'Firsts' You Wish Never Happened
Huffington Post
First phone call from another parent about something awful your child did. This call will come precisely at a time when you're already feeling like a walking parenting fail, and it will really make your day. Trust me. 9. First time finding a dried ...


Forget Co-Parenting With a Narcissist and Do This Instead
Huffington Post
There is very little research about narcissistic parenting, narcissistic family dynamics or the effects that this disorder has on children. Complicating matters is the fact that adult children who do seek therapy do not typically identify growing up in ...


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The Many Dances of Parenting
Huffington Post
You may have to work your parenting magic with the "worm" and wiggle your way into your child's affections. This dance is draining and takes a serious amount of skill. If you can be spontaneous, flexible and have the ability to improvise, you just ...


CBS Local

Free-Range Parenting: Teaching Independence, Or Child Neglect?
CBS Local
Jessica Kartalija with an in-depth look at a small, but growing movement called “free-range” parenting. On a recent afternoon, two Maryland children are doing what they typically do–walking by speeding cars, crossing busy streets. And while they're ...
Montgomery seeks clarity stemming from 'free-range' parenting debateWashington Post
Free-range parenting: Is it neglect?Delmarva Daily Times
Megan McArdle: 7 reasons Americans can't stand free-range parentingDallas Morning News
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Yahoo Parenting

Dad Gets Massive Tattoo of Baby on His Face
Yahoo Parenting
Some parenting decisions can be reversed; others are a bit more permanent. That's the case for one father from Texas who recently got an enormous tattoo of his baby son's face — on his own face. Christien Sechrist, a 20-year-old dad from Deer Park, ...

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The Inquisitr

Let 'free range' kids roam home: Our view
USA TODAY
The Meitivs are part of a movement known as "free-range parenting," a reaction to overinvolved and hovering "helicopter" parenting. Free-range parents believe that allowing their kids more independence will teach them self-sufficiency. The Meitivs have ...
The Strange Thing About 'Free-Range Parenting' Is That The Phrase ExistsThe Inquisitr
Room to roam? 'Free-range parenting' proves contentiousU-T San Diego
'Free range' advocates urge parents to let children walk home alone on May 9Washington Post
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The POWER of Reading

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I hear from many parents that their child is stressed... Read More

Difference

There are times when my ideas of raising a child... Read More

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So you want to be a mum? Every time you... Read More

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Q. When you consult with a family with teens, what... Read More

What Julia Roberts has to Say about Motherhood

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Parenting: The Road I Chose

Tripping over the shoes and toys that seem to clutter... Read More

How Do I Get My Child to Read?

Well first off, please to don't institute the hour... Read More

Bedtime and Sleep Habits

Bedtime and children's sleep habits can cause nightmares - for... Read More

Working Moms vs. Stay-at-Home Moms, Lets Stop Debating Each Other and Debate the System Instead!

I could nearly fund my children's future education if I... Read More