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

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New York Daily News

'Extreme Guide to Parenting' chronicles outlandish families
New York Post
It's a typical occurrence in the everyday life of the Eisenberg family, one of nine eccentric households that agreed to parade their off-the-wall child-rearing techniques in front of the cameras for Bravo's upcoming docu-series, “Extreme Guide to ...
Bravo's 'Extreme Guide to Parenting' shows helicopter parents at their most ...New York Daily News

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Today.com

Extreme parenting: Who are we to judge?
Today.com
During the premiere, you might find yourself trying to suppress your judgmental side, too, as you watch two dads in Southern California who practice “all baby, all the time” parenting. Will they manage to loosen the bonds long enough for their ...
Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By BravoHuffington Post

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This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like
Huffington Post
And that's what sex-positive parenting really is. Not telling my kids lies about sex to keep them from behaviors I don't think are healthy. It's telling them the truth, the whole truth, and letting it sink in so they can make their own good choices. It ...

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Parenting Award: Octopus Mom Guards Her Eggs for Astonishing 4.5 Years
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A real-life "Octomom" off the coast of California has been declared a champion of parenting — and patience — in the animal world. After the deep-sea creature laid a clutch of eggs, she protected her babies until they hatched 4.5 years later, without ...
Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on EarthLos Angeles Times
Deep-sea octopus goes without food for 4.5 years while watching eggsThe Star Beacon

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Parenting skills improve in ADHD parents with medication
Penn State News
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Parenting skills of adults with ADHD improve when their ADHD is treated with medication, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At least 25 percent of clinic-referred children with attention deficit/hyperactivity ...

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Moms The Word: Parenting around the world
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
I vowed then never to judge another parent's parenting, especially if what they're doing works for my family, too. A “right” way to parent? Let me count the ways. The American way of parenting encourages independence, but it would best be flavored now ...

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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting
Washington Post
Thanks for joining us on this lovely morning to talk about kids, parenting and all that goes with it. We have the wonderful Meghan Leahy with us again. Get used to reading her -- she will soon be writing a parenting advice column for us every other ...

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Where Do Dads Go For Parenting Advice?
NPR
Fathers often get left out of parenting conversations, whether they're about packing the diaper bag or work-life balance. For more, host Michel Martin is joined by a diverse panel of dads. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...


Forbes

Is Fear-Based Parenting A Boon to Online Childcare Marketplaces Like Care.com?
Forbes
When I was a first grader in a newly sprouted suburb of eastern Long Island back in the sixties, one day I'd had a enough of the school day and, to the best of my recollection, faked some sort of phantom illness that got me sent me to the nurse's office.


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Managing Pregnancy And Parenting In The American Workplace
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Many expectant parents have a shelfful of books to guide them through pregnancy and child birth, but preparing for how an employer will handle the news of a pregnancy, and understanding how the law protects working moms and dads, is a consideration ...

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Why Do People Have Kids?

Despite the theory that people have kids because they want... Read More

Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom: Eight Things Teachers Should

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the phrase that is... Read More

Marriage, Divorce, and Kids

Are men to blame for the divorce problem in this... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Late vs. Too Late, and 5 More Sure Fire Tips

Late vs. Too LateEvery now and then, I'll hear a... Read More

Teenagers Taking Risks

It can be hard being a parent with a teen... Read More

Spend Time Not Money With The Kids This Winter

Spending quality time with your children doesn't need to cost... Read More

Vehicle Safety - Following Simple Vehicle Safety Tips Can Reduce Auto Accidents and Injuries

Child Car Seat Safety:We know you love your children, but... Read More

A Legacy For Dakota

Have you heard the song; "I Hope You Dance"? It... Read More

Examining Drugs for ADHD, Particularly Strattera

In memory of 14 year old Matthew Smith; 11 year... Read More

Consistent Boundaries Makes Discipline Easier

Homes should be run by parents, not children. So many... Read More

Child Education

The initial state of happiness about an own child is... Read More

Top 50 Father Quotations

"The greatest gift I ever had Came from God, and... Read More

Coping with the Stress of Moving Home and Childrens Concerns

Moving house can be an emotional experience for adults, so... Read More

Choosing Names For Twins

There are many reasons for treating your twins as individuals... Read More

Stress is No Kiddy Matter

Kids today no longer live the kind of privileged lives... Read More

Games Of The Past Meet The Present

Recently, our family had the opportunity to care for sisters'... Read More

Let Your Children Name the New Baby

Choosing a baby name is an important job, so make... Read More

Medications: Addressing Parental Fears and Concerns

Recently, a parent came to me, conflicted over whether to... Read More

Girls Gone Mild

Voices!So many voices crying out for adherence and so many... Read More

Some Tips for Healthy Parenting

Looking back through my files I've come across several great... Read More

Teaching Reading: Part One

One of the biggest milestones in our children's education is... Read More

A Chart for Everything

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

Eating Disorders in Children

If I had a dollar for every time I persuaded... Read More

Discipline

Discipline is a necessary part of parenting yet it makes... Read More

Home For The Holidays: Is it Time for That Talk?

Just a couple of years ago Annie helped her parents... Read More