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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Oregon author digs into science of parenting
Statesman Journal
Alice Callahan, of Eugene, is a scientist by training. She has a doctoral degree in nutritional biology and worked as a post-doctorate researcher in fetal physiology. But it wasn't until she became pregnant that she realized how difficult it is for ...

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Local 4 Defenders: Parenting with social media
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Local 4 Defenders: Parenting with social media. Published On: 21 m Updated 4 m. Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print. Find out how to keep your children out of trouble and teach them the right way to use social media. Show Transcript Hide Transcript.


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KIDSS joins the growing number of parenting digital platforms, by connecting ...
YourStory.com
Just a decade ago, parents would riffle through pages to find parenting tips and other kid-related topics. Today, they browse the topic on the internet through phones. Though they cater to a specific population, parenting and kid apps are one of the ...


New York Magazine

Why We're Treating Parenting Like Shift Work
New York Magazine
It's a term coined by the Center for Economic and Policy Research for parents who work alternating schedules, taking turns at both paid employment and child care, and it's a work-parenting setup that's on the rise. More than one-fourth of two-income ...

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Trophies and Parenting
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Are we coddling our kids with “participation trophies”? Or do they serve a legitimate purpose in raising kids self esteem? Executive Editor of Metro Parent Magazine Julia Elliott and Georgia Michalopulou, Chief of Staff of Child Psychiatry and ...


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Parenting with Pete: Help your child be successful in school
NJ.com
Good luck, have fun, learn something! PARENTING WITH PETE by Peter Herbst, MSW, LCSW, runs every other Thursday in The Jersey Journal. Have a question? Email him at pete_herbst@comcast.net. Comment at http://www.nj.com/parenting-with-pete/.


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One Of The Most Important Parenting Decisions You Can Make
Huffington Post
Do you have goals for your children? Would you recognize what a good outcome for him/her is as an adult? One of the most important and exciting decisions you can make as a parent is to define success goals for your child, tools that serve as guidance ...

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Infographic reveals the damaging effects of helicopter parenting
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The rate of 'helicopter parenting' has been rising steadily over the past several decades, as more and more parents demonstrate an inability to allow their children to cultivate independence and self-sufficiency. While most parents have their children ...


WWNY TV 7

Children's Home Hosts Parenting Sessions
WWNY TV 7
The Children's Home of Jefferson County is hosting a pair of foster parenting informational sessions next week. The Children's Home's Kimberly Hierholzer and Ania Dollar talked about the sessions on 7 News This Morning. The first session is at 6 p.m. ...


Why We Love Our Kids Too Much to Settle For 'Whatever' Parenting
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The Whatever parenting style is an easy one to follow. You don't need a book or classes. You just have to say “Whatever! Yeah! Let them choose their life without your interference.” Think of the conflicts this will end in the average family. It will ...

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The Twenty-First Century Parent

John was a 43 year-old sales manager at a large... Read More

When Everybody Does It Comes Back to Haunt You

Parental example, whether for good or for bad, is undoubtedly... Read More

Stop, Look, Listen! Steps to Better Parenting Communication

As a parent is seems that the majority of your... Read More

When Your Chicks Leave the Nest

When my son was 18 (and had finished school), he... Read More

What the Matter Is

When my oldest boy was really young, he tickled my... Read More

From Good to GREAT: Secrets On Becoming A Better Dad

While most fathers aspire to become the best Dads they... Read More

Home And School Education - Your Kids Can Benefit From Both!

Once, as a Learning Support Teacher, I made my way... Read More

Homeschooling ? Can I Do It?

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

Over-Focused ADHD

The least flexible character in all of the stories of... Read More

Back to School Success Tips

Q. With the school year just beginning, what can we... Read More

What To Do With A 6 Year Old Smart Mouth Know It All

Just the other day, I was talking to some other... Read More

Loving Your Step-Children

Loving your step-child can be both simple and hard. It... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

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

Guerilla Parenting Techniques: What Are They?

When you hear the phrase, 'guerrilla parenting techniques', what images... Read More

Study Skills - Help Young People Study Smarter, Not Harder

Many young people don't know how to study efficiently and... Read More

The Giving Jar

Giving with a happy heart. If you teach a child... Read More

The Mystery of Picky Eaters

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

Tackle, Tackle

I don't know how people raise daughters because I have... Read More

Ten Tips to Stimulate Your Newborns Senses

A number of scientific studies have shown the way a... Read More

The Seven Keys of Being a Father

Is there a fathering instinct?Celebrated child development expert Erik Erikson... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

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

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part III Help Your Child Develop Self-Control

This is the third and final article in a series... Read More

Lifebooks: Every Adopted Child Needs One

Information is gold when you are adopted. Every tiny piece... Read More

The Challenges of Single Parenting

Having worked with parents for the last 35 years and... Read More

Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids

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