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:

Motherlode | Your Parenting Questions, Answered by Times Journalists and Experts
New York Times (blog)
Got a burning question about family life or being a parent? We're expanding the Ask Well feature to include questions about family and raising children. You ask, and we do the research and find the experts to answer the most popular or intriguing ...

The Missoulian

Comedic parenting expert to speak at Wilma Theatre
The Missoulian
They're very empowering, they're not guilt-inducing, but what I call intentional parenting," he said. "It starts with this idea that as parents, we have 936 weeks from the time a child is born till they leave the house or graduate high school." When a ...

Detroit Free Press

4 parenting types: Which are you?
Detroit Free Press
The art of parenting has become its own science, with labels, carefully analyzed techniques and experts weighing in on how the latest trends are shaping society. Tiger moms, helicopter parents, attachment techniques and free-range kids are at the core ...
Please Stop Blaming Helicopter Parents For All Your ProblemsHuffington Post

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The Parenting Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me By Ariella Greenbaum
If you are — or recently were — the parent of a toddler, you know that there is no such thing as a lazy weekend afternoon. There is no lounging on the couch with a good book while in the company of your child. There are no marathons of your favorite ...

Parenting Magazine

8 Times the Kardashians Actually Gave Good Parenting Advice
Parenting Magazine
"Mason comes first, and if that makes me unprofessional at times, so be it," Kourtney, now a mom of three, told back in 2011 when first son Mason was just one year old. "Especially during the first three months, I didn't care if I was ...


Hilary Duff Reveals Which Mean Headline About Her Son Hurt The Most
It's a more than fair point, and yet, as the Duffs assert, moms shame one another all the time for the way they handle parenting decisions. As Hilary pointed out, when Luca — her son with ex Mike Comrie — was born, she was surprised at how judged she ...

Parenting: A parent's guide to surviving the holidays
The News-Press
If you're the parent of children younger than 18, this weekend might be your last quiet weekend until after New Year's. In fact, it might be the last one until after Easter. Heck, with all the events taking place this weekend, you might have already ...

State Grant Will Fund Expansion of St. Joseph Parenting Center Programs
The Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC) provides services to at-risk families by offering guidance to parents on how to avoid unhealthy behaviors that lead to abuse. The funding secured this year will help SJPC grow and continue working to support ...


Mom and dad politely resign from parenting on son's 20th birthday
Twenty is an important birthday. It's the year you leave your teens, the year you start to feel a bit more like a real adult. For Japanese 20-year-old Yuma Hasegawa, it was also the day his parents politely quit their parental obligations. Hasegawa ...
Parents give their son a 'notice of expiration' for his
Mom, Dad to 20-Year-Old: Happy Birthday, We're DoneYahoo Parenting

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Yahoo Parenting

Jordana Brewster on Parenting Judgment: 'I'm My Own Worst Critic'
Yahoo Parenting
This week, families around the country are sharing their inspiring, funny, honest, and heartbreaking stories with Yahoo Parenting in an effort to spark conversations, a little compassion, and change in the way we think about parenting forever. Share ...

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How to Help Your Child be Successful in Kindergarten

Your child's first year of school should be a fun... Read More

10 Points on Children for the New Parent

I remember when my daughter was born, later my son.... Read More

Promoting Your Childs Heart Health

Cardiovascular endurance is one of the five health-related components of... Read More

Mothers Day Tribute

As Mother's Day approaches I would like to give a... Read More

Just What Is A Learning Disability?

A learning disability is defined as a permanent problem that... Read More

A Chart for Everything

For every season, check, check, check, There is a chart,... Read More

Naming Your Baby Is Part of The Challenge of Being a Parent

Baby names are as diverse as the people to whom... Read More

Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids

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

Thirteen Values You Can Teach Through Homework

Are you a parent concerned about passing values on to... Read More

Let?s Google and Yahoo Our Kids? Education

I love Google and Yahoo. With Google and Yahoo I... Read More

The Most Innovative New Approach for ADHD, a Natural Remedy

What's new and effective in the treatment of Attention problems?... Read More

Choosing Wooden Toys For Children

Wooden toys are one of the best alternatives for the... Read More

Discipline on My Mind

I look out of the window as I am writing... Read More

Understanding The Report

"No thank you. Don't bother to send me the report... Read More

You Want Whaaat???

Not too long ago my teenage daughter approached me with... Read More

A Night Out For Mom & Dad

Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family... Read More

Parenting Styles - Overcoming Your Differences

If you spend any time in the parenting section of... Read More

Ten Reasons to Tell your Kids Stories

In today's busy world, many parents have lost the art... Read More

Selecting and Hiring Childcare Employees

In today's fast-paced society, many families depend on some form... Read More

Promoting Your Childs Motor Development

Assuming there are no serious motor problems present, what can... Read More

Im a Father, Doesnt Anyone Care?

The snow was getting heavier with each lift of the... Read More

Create Your Dream Family

There has been much attention in the media of late... Read More

Andy Griffith Show Family Lessons

Although it might seem pretty corny to a lot of... Read More

The 5 Babysitter Commandments

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

Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem

Much has been said about the "gifted child" but in... Read More