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

In The News:


Don't Let Social Media's Obsession With Parenting Advice Get You Down
Big Think
If you've let Facebook know that you're a mom or dad, chances are you've seen a lot more parenting articles pop up in your news feed lately. As Parade's Kate Rope explains, a lot of those articles offer information that's neither life-changing nor ...


Boston Globe

Adrian Peterson's mother defends his parenting, speaks of his upbringing
Yahoo Sports (blog)
For some, the Adrian Peterson controversy comes down to personal feelings about what is acceptable when disciplining your child. Peterson, the Vikings star running back who was indicted for causing injuries to his 4-year-old son, faced physical ...
Adrian Peterson an outlier of American parentingBoston Globe
Adrian Peterson: Parenting, punishment and raceBBC News
Flash Points: Put Peterson in parenting classes nowSt. Cloud Times
KSDK -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press -Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)
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BBC News

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting
Pew Research Center
Parents see responsibility, hard work as most important trait to teach children A new report released today by the Pew Research Center shows how the values Americans bring to parenting are strongly linked to their own ideological leanings. But aside ...
Politics and parenting: Where liberals and conservatives find common groundChristian Science Monitor
Pew survey exposes cultural parenting divide: Religion v toleranceBBC News
And the Quality Most Parents Want to Teach Their Children Is…TIME
Washington Post -Daily Beast
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This is how die-hard 'Star Wars' fans do parenting
CNET
star-wars-parenting.jpg This is how you tell your kids about the prequels. You don't! Fowl Language Comics. When it comes to teaching kids about "Star Wars," cartoonist Brian Gordon knows exactly what to do. Gordon runs the online comic strip Fowl ...

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Salon

The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs ...
Salon
In fact, they are often considered marks of good parenting. In my childhood, parents who “thought their children were too good to be spanked” were looked upon with derision. I have heard everyone from preachers to comedians lament the passing of days ...
Joe Soucheray: Note to Adrian Peterson: Better leave parenting to the momsTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Expert: Parenting education reduces abuseSCNow
Adrian Peterson Case: Some Parents Say Spankings Improved ThemNBCNews.com
KYTX -SheKnows.com
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Spanking isn't parenting; it's child abuse Is corporal punishment acceptable?
CNN
(CNN) -- The only person you can legally hit in the United States is a child. Hit your partner, and you'll be arrested for domestic violence. Hit another adult, and you'll be arrested for assault. But hit a 4-year-old, and you can call yourself a ...


What's your parenting style?
NewsOK.com
As parents, most of us are happy to get through a day and know that we kept our children and small pets alive, never mind know our parenting style. But whether we're authoritative, authoritarian, permissive or uninvolved can deeply affect our kids.

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Positive Parenting: Communicating with your child's school
WMUR Manchester
Positive Parenting: Communicating with your child's school. UPDATED 12:39 PM EDT Sep 18, 2014. Tweet · Next Video: Gov. Chris Christie visits New Hampshire. post a comment. As kids go back to school, find out why it's important to establish ...


Newsworks.org

Could parenting tips from mice help humans?
Newsworks.org
Investigations into how male California brown mice parent their young offer insights into the nature/nurture debate that is often at the forefront of human child rearing practices. (Courtesy of Saint Joseph's University, The Becker Behavioral and ...


On TV tonight: 'Scandal' rewind, 'Honorable Woman' finale, 'Extreme Guide to ...
The Star-Ledger
The Extreme Guide to Parenting: It's the season one finale of the show whose sole purpose is to make you feel better about your own parenting skills. Tonight a mother who doesn't believe in vaccination ponders intentionally exposing her 16-month-old to ...

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End Babysitter Abuse

Not many things are more upsetting than discovering that your... Read More

A Child Can Make a Difference

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Choosing a Daycare or Pre-School ? Top Ten Safety Tips

When it's time to put your child into a daycare... Read More

Advocating for Your Child with LD

Advocate: you've probably heard the term before. But what does... Read More

Responsible Fatherhood - A Unique And Irreplaceable Role!

Something happened the other day that made me feel uneasy.... Read More

Healthy Eating Alone Is Not The Answer

Along with eating healthier we need to be more active.... Read More

PG Rating Isnt What It Used To Be

If there are any parents reading this who are thinking... Read More

Swing Sets and Outdoor Play Equipment- 5 Essential Tips Before You Buy

For first time parents choosing a swing set or outdoor... Read More

Gifted Children - Getting the Balance Right

One of the challenges for parents with a gifted child... Read More

The Classic ADHD Child Reminds Me of Tigger

ADHD comes in differenty forms, or types. What... Read More

Send the Kids Outside!

Think back to your own childhood. Chances are, some of... Read More

How to Stop Divorce Parental Conflict from Bursting?

It is not the divorce but the conflict arising after... Read More

Homeschooling ? Can I Do It?

Many parents would like to homeschool their children but are... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: The 4 Ds of Time with Family

How would you like to have more time? Of course... Read More

?Gimme? Proof Your Kids: How To Keep Your Child?s Materialism In Check

It's the first day of the summer holiday. Five year-old... Read More

Raising A High Maintenance Child

Do you have a high maintenance child?"Thank goodness my second... Read More

Why Me?

Why Me?"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Kids and Money

Most teens go into the work world ill-prepared to manage... Read More

Assertiveness: Key to Better Parenting

I have always been aware of my number one weakness:... Read More

?Mommy, I Can?t Sleep!?: Sleep Disturbance in Children

Oh Please, Don't Say Maybe!!!!Are you often a participant in... Read More

Bird Flu Pandemic

What are the easiest things citizens can do to prevent... Read More

7 Ways Busy Families Can Volunteer

Volunteering together is a fantastic way to spend time as... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

A common theme over the past 20 years has been... Read More

Vouchers --- Parents, Dont Depend On Them

Vouchers, which give tax money to parents to pay for... Read More

Your Job as a Role Model

A certain educator was once asked at what point should... Read More