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:


Today.com

'No rescue' parenting is the anti-helicopter
Today.com
“A popular expression in parenting education circles is: 'A child who always forgets has a parent who always remembers.' If we rescue kids from their repeated forgetfulness, we rob them of the opportunity to take personal responsibility and learn from ...


Local schools to present 'Parenting in a Digital World'
Grand Island Independent
“I've heard her speak, and she's spot-on,” said Callihan, who noted that Haase has firsthand knowledge of parenting in a digital world because she has children of her own. Callihan said Haase is adept at using social media, which gives her additional ...

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The hardest year of parenting
News & Observer
Some will argue that it's the very first year of life. It's hazing that brings new parents to their knees, shock therapy for the 18 years ahead. That's when parenting is most demanding, some say – in those around-the-clock blurry days and nights. But ...

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RH Reality Check

Where's the '16, Parenting, and OK' Reality Show?
RH Reality Check
The media's bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and ...


Toronto Sun

Ask Amy: Dating couple grapple with part-time parenting
Washington Post
DEAR AMY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 1 / 2 years. When he was 20, his casual girlfriend became pregnant and had a baby. His daughter is now 7, but the child's mother is controlling and wouldn't let my boyfriend see his daughter alone.
Dating couple ponder part-time parentingToronto Sun

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'Q Is For Quinoa' Shows The ABCs Of Parenting Today
Huffington Post
As you can probably tell from the title, Q is for Quinoa is not your typical "A is for Apple" and "Z is for Zebra" alphabet book. All of the letters corresponds to real aspects of parenting in the 21st century, with a hipster twist -- from Active ...


The Guardian

Government urged to spend £250m to help good parenting
The Guardian
Encouraging good parenting, including playing and cuddling, should become as important a priority as good schools, the government's social mobility commission said on Monday in a damning report which predicts this decade will be the first on record in ...
Social mobility tsar: four-in-10 mothers and fathers 'should receive parenting ...Telegraph.co.uk
Parenting help urged by reportDaily Mail

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ChicagoNow (blog)

5 reasons parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler, according ...
ChicagoNow (blog)
I've addressed the similarities between toddlers and tweens/teens here and here, but after reading All Joy and No Fun, I started thinking that while they may be similar, parenting an adolescent is not like parenting a toddler. 1. Adolescents stir up ...


Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Parenting in Grad School: Success with Passion and Grit
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
They speak the language of my chosen discipline well enough that they have even questioned me about whether I'm affording them enough autonomy support in my parenting, a key motivational construct. Usually, I'm proud of them for understanding the ...


Perspective on Parenting: Avoid panic and use common sense with virus scares
Daily Local News
Hollywood was first to present all too-real scenarios of the spread of killer viruses. I watched the movie “Contagion” wide-eyed and mildly panicked, considering whether the CDC or any medical facility would be able to isolate and treat individuals ...

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Homeschooling ? Is It Worth It?

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We all scream for ice cream. Or, we don't, at... Read More

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Breastfeeding, Its My Right

My name is Duncan and I'm 2 years old. I... Read More

Sibling Rivalry: The Magic Trick That Stops It Instantly

It's a familiar scene: Kids screaming at each other, complaining... Read More

Keep the Little Ones Safe, Follow Pool Safety Guidelines

Pool safety should be on the minds of every parent... Read More

ParentingYour Teenager: Dont Buy the I Dont Know and I Dont Care Attitude

"I don't know and I don't care."I've heard those words... Read More