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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NYC Life Coach Debuts Conscious Parenting Advice by the Hour
ABC News
Enter Melanie Rudnick, a New York City-based "conscious parenting" coach who charges $150 per hour for her advice, though she does offer package discounts. She wants moms to know that just because they think something doesn't make it true.


The Embarrassing American Parenting Fail
RealClearPolitics
When it comes to public image, the millennial generation isn't exactly knocking the cover off the ball. Just Google something like “Millennials are the worst” and you'll see headlines labeling the 14-34 age demographic as “deluded narcissists ...


Suppressing dissent on gay parenting
American Thinker (blog)
Discussion of same-sex parenting until that point generally treated the children of gay parents as extensions of gay adults. Whatever was good for gay adults was presumed to benefit children they raised. No serious consideration was given to divergence ...

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Experts share strategies for effective parenting
Hartford Courant
Developed by clinical psychologist Dr. Tom Phelan in the 1970's, the parenting program is aimed at parents of children 2-years-old to 12-years-old. Rogers calls it an evidenced-based program that has been proven time and again. "The strategies are not ...


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Jimmy Kimmel Says Bill Murray's Parenting Advice Is 'Right On!'
Huffington Post
The actor's parenting advice isn't limited to delivery room tips though. During his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance he also talked about tricks for getting babies to sleep, including pumping their arms and legs to tire them out and letting them suck ...
You'll Want to Hear Bill Murray's Parenting Advice (Seriously)POPSUGAR (blog)
Bill Murray Gave Jimmy Kimmel Some Very Helpful Parenting AdviceUproxx
Bill Murray Talks Birthing Babies with Jimmy KimmelIFC

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The Officially Unofficial List of People Who Should Not Give Parenting Advice
Huffington Post
I asked my Facebook friends and family members to share their most annoying parenting advice stories and there were numerous in-law (usually mother-in-law) stories, including one MIL who tried to sneak-feed an infant behind the mother's back and ...


Boston.com (blog)

Gisele's Parenting Advice Is Right On Target
Boston.com (blog)
Mrs. Brady was always quick with important advice to help those of us of a certain age, or your parents, deal with the perils of childhood and parenting. "Don't play ball in the house." "Quitters never win. Winners never quit." "Listen, the only steps ...


Gay parenting
The Register-Guard
Rebecca Hagerwaite, left, plays with her daughter, Coral, as Kristy Hagerwaite, plays with Riley, 3, in Eugene on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Hagerwaites were part of Parenting Now! It is adapting its parenting curricula to be especially useful to ...


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6 Parenting Moments I Now Miss That Totally Annoyed Me at the Time
Huffington Post
Every morning, so early my eyes could barely focus, I would stand downstairs in the kitchen, preparing very specific lunch and snack requests for my kids for the day. On auto-pilot, I would boil the water for fresh pasta (parmesan in a Ziplock bag on ...


Yahoo Parenting Launches
mediabistro.com
“When I became a mom, I was bombarded with information and wanted an authoritative voice to find out everything I needed to know,” wrote Powers in a note. “With Yahoo Parenting, we've created that place. My vision for Yahoo Parenting is to share ...

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The Reticular Activating System, and its Role in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

In our last article about the neurology of ADHD we... Read More

ZERO Tolerance: How Firm the Line?

A friend phoned her neighbor, complaining about the wafts of... Read More

Where Will YOUR Kids Get A Job?

Let's face it.The job market is getting tougher every day.Computerization... Read More

Cloning; is it for you?

What would it be like to have a clone? What... Read More

Marriage, Divorce, and Kids

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Why A Father Is Not A Dad

It can be said that any man who procreates is... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius: Training Your Child for Success

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How to Silence Your Childs Inner Critic

Children do what feels good to them and follow their... Read More

Meeting The True Needs of Children Diagnosed As ADHD

How should one look upon Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)... Read More

Using Cloth Nappies

We all know that using cloth nappies is best for... Read More

Develop Your Childs Genius: Improving Concentration and Focus

Some people can concentrate on an assignment, to the exclusion... Read More

Plane Trip with Kids

Though you can cover even very long distances by car... Read More

Ten Ways To Become Your Teenagers Best Friend

Best friends! It may seem impossible to believe, but today's... Read More

Normal and Logical Consequences

Successful parents have learned to be both firm and kind... Read More

Life Stuck In Fast Forward

the woes of being a parent of an ADHD child.....Like... Read More

Pay Attention! Its Your Most Important Job

Anyone can become a parent; there are no tests or... Read More

Communication Mistakes Parents Often Make - And Easy Ways To Correct Them

As parents, we love our children and want to do... Read More

Gifts From The Heart: Moms Remember...

To the untrained eye, it might look like a piece... Read More

The Benefits of Music Education

Despite serious reductions in funding for arts programs in... Read More

Children, Entitlement and God

"Setting the alarm on Sunday mornings is inhuman?..God should know... Read More

The Real Problem With Todays Teenagers (And Why Most Parents Just Dont Get It!)

An address given by Rev. David B. Smith... Read More

Humans and Their Innate Need for Drug Stimulation

We know that ancient cultures and Indians and the like... Read More

5 Ways To Tell If A Preschooler Is Living In Your House

1. You reheated the same cup of coffee three times... Read More

Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across

Giving advice to a teenager is very easy; getting a... Read More

Financially Stable Kids ? Prepared for College

We are all familiar with the stories that most students... Read More