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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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting
NPR
JENNIFER SENIOR: It's a very economical way of describing, I think, the experience of parenting. It's a phrase that a friend of mine used almost parenthetically. It was this very offhand kind of comment that he had made when he became a new dad. He ...

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ABC News

Free-Range Parenting Debate: Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?
ABC News
Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were suddenly confronted by strangers. Not a gang member, or a bully, or a child molester, but the police. “We were over here about to cross the street ...
Free range parenting: controversial method explainedW*USA 9
Free Range Parenting: Should Kids Be Allowed to Roam Unsupervised?myCentralOregon.com

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Free-range parenting discussion misses the bigger picture
Washington Post
Child welfare rarely gets covered by the news media unless there is a tragedy. But the case of a Silver Spring family under investigation by Montgomery County's Child Protective Services for allowing their 10- and 6-year-old children to walk home alone ...

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Common-sense parenting
Washington Post
As I told my children when they occasionally wanted to do something I was not inclined to let them do, there are a lot of questionable people out there. I trusted my kids, but I didn't trust the rest of the world. This is not helicopter parenting. It's ...


Voice of America

Understanding the Teen Brain Key for Better Parenting
Voice of America
Neuroscientist Frances Jensen has been studying the human brain for almost all of her career. But even she wasn't ready for the challenge of two teenage sons. Her challenge: try to find out why smart and responsible teenagers also act impulsively and ...

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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 ...


Muncie Star Press

John Rosemond: More 'just plain nuts' parenting
Muncie Star Press
My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of “just plain nuts” was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem ...


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Free-Range Parenting Debate Misses a Critical Point
Huffington Post
As a result, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are being investigated by the Montgomery County Child Protective Services. The debate about it continues to rage. I now that many other psychologists are weighing in on the appropriateness of this form of ...
Investigation into Md. 'free-range parenting' case unresolved after meetingWashington Post

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'Free-range parenting' case unleashes national debate
Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — Two days after the story of their children's unsupervised walk home from a park became the latest flash point in an ongoing cultural debate about what constitutes responsible parenting, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were still explaining ...

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The terrible downside of helicopter parenting
Newsday
The story about a brother and sister, ages 10 and 6, who were stopped by police on their walk home from a park in suburban Maryland raises doubts about how much protection modern-day kids need. The children had permission from their parents to walk ...

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Work Before Play

Many families, ours included, have learned that breakfast is eaten... Read More

Failure or Future? Its Up To YOU!

We all want to comfort our children after they suffer... Read More

Choosing Names For Twins

There are many reasons for treating your twins as individuals... Read More

Kids, Chores & More

Are you a frustrated parent who sometimes finds it is... Read More

Teach Your Children - Without Them Knowing They Are Learning!

The great thing about children is they absorb knowledge like... Read More

Create a Story Book with Your Child

A fun way to build your child's imaginationWriting is still... Read More

Top 10 Ways to Motivate Your Student

As the new school year begins, parents play a pivotal... Read More

Teenagers and Stress: What Parents Can Do to Help

More and more parents are expressing their concerns about how... Read More

Teenagers and What Parents Should Do About Them

Chiladult? Whatever you call them, teenagers are a changin' and... Read More

How to Teach Anger Management to Your Child

Most of us recognize the continuing escalation of violence around... Read More

Why Do People Have Kids?

Despite the theory that people have kids because they want... Read More

Sanity Savers For Busy Mums Page

Question 1 "How do I get more time to play?"... Read More

The 5 Babysitter Commandments

Having a babysitter take care of your kids is sometimes... Read More

Its a Sick World

It's no joy to be sick. It's even less joy... Read More

Valuable Parenting Tip

Very often, new parents rely on a parenting tip or... Read More

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Search for Assurance: The Power of BelongingThe job hunt is... Read More

Tips for Keeping Packed Lunches Fun and Interesting

? Let the child choose his or her own lunch... Read More

Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids

Demanding children ? children who have entitlement issues ? seem... Read More

Parenting Univeristy: Potty Training 101

When your child shows signs of potty training readiness, it's... Read More

Parents Dealing with Worry and Fear

Dear Vijay,I worry about not being a good parent. My... Read More

Wholism and Materialism

Perhaps I could make a lot of money by founding... Read More

Now, They?re Bullying My Daughter in Our Home: Welcome to Cyber-bullying

Last night Tom's daughter, Sue, came out of her room... Read More

ADHD Treatment: Strategy and Philosophy

If your child or teen has been diagnosed with Attention... Read More

How Is Peaceful Parenting® Different?

Peaceful Parenting® ideas are very different from other kinds of... Read More

Eye-Opening Questions for Working Parents to Ask

I remember watching my 18-month-old son eat a big frosted... Read More