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:


7 Parenting Classes That Don't Exist, But Should
Huffington Post
Most parenting classes are awesome, teaching us the basic fundamentals and bringing us up to speed on things we'd never expect to happen once we have kids. But there are some gaps. There are some classes that have yet to be offered, and I'm here to ...


Monthly classes emphasize different parenting approaches
Appeal-Democrat
Each month, Yuba College's Foster Kinship Care Education hosts a free parenting class at the family action centers in Arbuckle on 812 King St. and in Williams at 602 12th St. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish, and free childcare is ...


Guardian Liberty Voice

Science Journal Has Special Issue on Parenting
Guardian Liberty Voice
Science, the journal, has published a special issue on parenting. Over 10 articles on parenting are included in the issue that cover a diverse range of topics from genetics, to assisted reproduction, to gestation effects, to breast milk and beneficial ...


The Slatest

The Dangers of Being an Overachieving Mother
The Slatest
A few weeks ago came the first somersault. “She's so advanced,” murmured one of the other parents. Warmth spread through my chest. “Really?” I asked, as if I didn't care or notice. The seduction of parenting the exceptional child creeps back so easily.


Top Parenting Trends Of 2014
The Onion (satire)
Between questions of breastfeeding, circumcision, vaccinations, and must-have accessories, moms and dads are confronted with a wealth of options when it comes to raising their children. Here are the top parenting trends of 2014: Many couples are ...


PsychCentral.com (blog)

5 Tips for More Effective Parenting
PsychCentral.com (blog)
shutterstock_177053420 These are equal opportunity parenting tips. They apply no matter the age of your kids (be they toddlers, teenagers, somewhere in between, or even adult children.) Once you're a parent, you can't really quit or retire, so might as ...


The Guardian

The Ignore No More app is wrong because parenting should be about trust
The Guardian
The Ignore No More app is wrong because parenting should be about trust. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. An app that makes it impossible for children to ignore parental calls by locking their smartphones until they get in contact misses the point that love ...
Ignore No More app: Helicopter parenting in the digital age?Christian Science Monitor
Mom develops Ignore No More app to punish kids who don't call backSheKnows.com
Mum's hilarious mission to get her calls returnedNEWS.com.au
Courier Mail
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NPR (blog)

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The US
NPR (blog)
If there's one thing Tiger Mothers have in common with those bringing up Bébé, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the ...

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Parenting: Are You Doing It Right? Depends on Where You Live.
Jezebel
Parenting is hard, no newsflash there. Know what can make it harder? Having too much information about various approaches, all with conflicting supporting data. Add to this that our entire sense of community has shifted, and many parents live nowhere ...
Why I don't take parenting advice from non-parentsThe Straits Times

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Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dads2Dads: The four types of parenting
Chattanooga Times Free Press
"These four parenting styles are determined by looking at the amounts of 'responsiveness' (involvement, warmth, nurturance) and 'demandingness' (behavioral control, limit setting, monitoring) that appear and are predominant in the way parents interact ...

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Just What Is A Learning Disability?

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

A New School Year

Depending on where you live school will be starting this... Read More

My Husband Prioritizes Making Money Above Family Time

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The Scientific Breakthrough That Allows Every Couple To Choose The Gender Of Their Baby

The advances in science over the past century have been... Read More

From Birth to Teen, Spirituality in Children

Until about the age of six, children do not generally... Read More

The Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Children

Most people have more training before they receive their driver's... Read More

What To Do When You Think Your Child Might Have AD/HD

AD/HD (attention deficit disorder) is one of the most common... Read More

Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting

Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept... Read More

Grandparents --- Homeschool Your Grandchildren and Feel Younger

Grandparents, what better way to stay close to your grown... Read More

Teach Children The Skills Of Optimism

Optimists do better academically, socially and enjoy better health than... Read More

Protect your Kids Early with Safety Glasses

What exactly makes safety glasses different from regular glasses? There... Read More

Would You Know if Your Child Were Being Bullied? 4 Tips to Keep Them From Becoming a Victim

The 21st Century Problem in Schools: Bullying, and How to... Read More

Developing a Fantastic Relationship with Your Child

Here's a scene: A parent "might suddenly grab a happliy... Read More

First Year With Twins - A Father?s Point Of View

People always ask my wife and I: "How did you... 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

Give Your Child Life Skills for a Lifetime

Many parents struggle with solutions to put their child on... Read More

Remember The Generation Gap?

The techniques of managing relationships between parents and their children... Read More

MORAL ARMORS Irrational Parenting, Part I

"If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Are Sleep Overs with the Opposite Sex OK?

Q. Our 17-year-old son wants us to let his girlfriend... Read More

The Importance of Fathers

There is no doubt that mothers play an all-important leading... Read More

How to Put Your Kids (Or Grandkids) On the Fast Track to Success

Working with adults (as well as children and teens) for... Read More

Trip, Trip, Trip... Here Is Your Night Visitor Again!

Night Visits From Your ChildIn the middle of the night... Read More

How Well Do You Know Your Child?

Do you think you really know your child? I don't... 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

How Effective Is EEG Neurofeedback Training in Treating the Symptoms of ADHD?

Many research studies have shown the overall effectiveness of stimulant... Read More