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

In The News:


St. Vincent's Health System to host free parenting conference
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authors from DayStar Counseling Ministries are coming to Birmingham to share parenting strategies at a conference hosted by St. Vincent's Health System's on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, at the Bruno Conference Center.


Cellphones may distract from parenting, to child's detriment, study says
Deseret News
You've seen — perhaps even been — that parent in the restaurant busily perusing your cellphone while your child waits for some attention. What does the tech distraction really mean for children — and the parents who love them? That's a question that ...

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IX Center to host Parenting Expo
News-Herald.com
The idea is that gap is being filled by the Parenting Expo, which is a new series of expos designed to give parents one place where they can gather and share reliable and relevant information. Owned and operated by Akron-based Blue Sky Events, this ...


SFGate (blog)

Alicia Silverstone's Nutty New Parenting Book Is Anti-Vax, Anti-Diaper
Jezebel
I want to say, first of all, that I love Alicia Silverstone so much to death and I always will, and just thinking about her little Cher Horowitz face makes me feel as though an eternal golden summer is reigning in my heart. That said, some of the ...
Alicia Silverstone Shares Controversial Parenting Views In Her New Book 'Kind ...Huffington Post
Alicia Silverstone courts controversy with parenting bookSFGate (blog)
Alicia Silverstone Parenting Book: No Vaccinations!Big Hollywood
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12 Cosby Show clips that show why the Huxtables are great parenting role models
ChicagoNow (blog)
A conversation among ChicagoNow bloggers yesterday about parenting circled around to The Cosby Show, which I adore. Turns out I'm not the only fan of Clair and Cliff. The Huxtables are parenting role models for many. As parents, the Huxtables did ...


Outside Magazine

What Qualifies as Dangerous Parenting?
Outside Magazine
The cost of the rescue, and the fact that it was spurred by the sickness of their one-year old, has triggered a lot of debate about parenting. Their choice to sail from Mexico to New Zealand with young kids has been called anywhere from "child ...

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Parenting Matters: Keep children safe with these 10 tips
Naperville Sun
Welcome to the Collaborative Youth Team's column, “Parenting Matters!” The Collaborative Youth Team is a partnership of 24 youth and family service organizations and agencies that are here to serve you. Each month, a different partner will offer ...


'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting
Advocate.com
'Gay Parenting' Is Just Parenting. One of the things that drives me crazy is the distinction we gay people insist on having. Lighten up, everybody — no need to make everything about you. Especially when it comes to raising a child.

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7 surprisingly good parenting tips from the Obamas
BabyCenter (blog)
When I first read that the Obamas were dolling out parenting advice I thought, “Oh please. These people have private jets, nannies, chefs, and I'm sure more than a dozen people just to help them clean and do their laundry. How on earth are they going ...


Ten Tips for Parenting Teens Today
Seaside Courier
Say the wrong thing and it could lead to a fight or silent treatment,” says Joani Geltman, child development and parenting expert and author of “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things ...

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Lets Pretend

Children explore the world around them and learn through pretend... Read More

Preventing Obesity in Young Children

Do you have a young child whose weight or eating... Read More

Babys First Month at a Glance

Congratulations on your new baby! You have just brought your... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

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

How Public Schools Assault Parents Values

Is there anything wrong with lying, cheating, stealing, shop-lifting, taking... Read More

Teach Your Child About Money

What are we teaching our children about money? Hopefully something!I... Read More

Why First Borns Fuss, Seconds Are Resilient and Last Borns Like To Laugh

How can two or three children in the same family... Read More

Your Job as a Role Model

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

How To Live With Your Teenagers Untidy Room

'Whose room is it anyway?'If you have a teenager, you're... Read More

The Thing with Quality Time

It's funny how people seem to think that they have... Read More

Is Your Teen Stressed? Teach Them How to Manage Their Time, Schoolwork, and Leisure Activities

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

Homework Doesn?t Have to Be a Battle of Wills

Homework. It doesn't have to be a daily battle of... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius: One Step Farther

When is a person brilliant? When does a person show... Read More

Mommies and Me Special Time

Creating and making special memories with your child is very... Read More

Do You Have the Loving Relationship With Your Children That You Desire?

Most people with children want to be good parents. The... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: The 4 Ds of Time with Family

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

Potty Training Caveats- Dont Start Too Soon

The First Reason: For one thing, child development experts are... Read More

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse... Read More

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ritalin is a good medication with a bad reputation. Its... Read More

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

What is child sexual abuse? Any sexual activity that is... 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

How Fathers Can Step Up to Fathering

When our oldest son was 2, my wife went out... Read More

Summer Camp Care Packages

Every summer our daughter goes to summer camp. She looks... Read More

Diaper Bags for Dads - Papas Got a Brand New Bag

Today's dads are more hands-on than ever before and their... Read More

If your child is being bullied - 20 top tips for parents

Keith is now in the fourth grade and he dislikes... Read More