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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How one parent helped change the conversation around parenting with a disability  ABC LifeOver the past two months, the series We've Got This has broken down barriers and challenged the misconceptions around parenting with disability.
The Importance of Parenting  William Clarence Education'The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home ' William Temple.
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Coast Line: Triple P Parenting seminar set Dec. 10 in Watsonville  Santa Cruz SentinelTriple P Parenting will teach the seminar “Raising Confident, Competent Children” from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W.
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Positive Parenting: Do Parents Play Favorites With Money?  9&10 NewsParents love their children equally, but do they also play favorites when it comes to money? Rutgers University Marketing Professor Kristina Durante and her ...
Parenting praised after young girl writes touching apology letter to the police  Warrington GuardianTHE parents of an eight-year-old child who ran away from home but then wrote a letter to the police apologising have been praised online for their…
Report questions inequities in Ohio parenting plans; standards debated  Massillon IndependentThose standard, or default plans, vary widely by county. And too many of them — in more than 60 of 88 counties — reflect outdated approaches.
What is Kate Middleton and Prince William's Biggest Parenting Challenge They're Facing Now?  The Cheat SheetThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have revealed what their biggest parenting challenge is now in raising their three children.
Positive Parenting: Sharing stories matters  69News WFMZ-TVIt's not merely a way to soothe a child before bedtime, storytelling can have a powerful, lasting effect.
Dad's viral bullying punishment is 'public humiliation,' parenting experts say  InformNNYFrom inside his car, Cox explains his daughter has been kicked off her school bus in Swanton, Ohio, twice this year for bullying. Cox says she told him he would ...
What causes breathing problems in newborns and kids?  The Indian ExpressBy Dr Arvind Shenoi and Dr Meghna Manocha. Advertising. Breathing problems in children are the single most important reason for children to be hospitalised, ...
Parenting, Abington style: 'Tis the season for college applications  The Abington JournalThe frenzy is in a lull at the moment, as the November deadlines to apply for Early Action have passed and the next set of deadlines are after the New Year.
The perils of helicopter parenting  Daily PioneerParents are over-extending themselves since they fear that they are not doing enough to help their children succeed. By Divya Palaniappan Bringing up a child ...
Dear Care and Feeding: My Parents Constantly Indulge My 2-Year-Old’s Vices  SlateCare and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email [email protected] or post it in the Slate Parenting ...
Parenting: should you raise independent children the 'Swiss' way?  The Local SwitzerlandWhen a ten-year-old boy went missing for a couple of hours in Basel in November his mother was quick to post a photo and a plea for help on the Basel Expat ...
[PHOTO] 'Orville' Season 2 First Look: Isaac & Claire, Parenting Tips  TVLineHaving previously suggested that vaporizing Claire's children could tame the restless youths (and good), The Orville's Isaac seems to be offering a more ...
PARENTING: What does gratitude look like?  Sarasota Herald-TribuneHaving celebrated Thanksgiving, this is the time of year when our nation starts paying attention to gratitude. We ask our kids to count their blessings and think of ...
Uwanziga shares tips on parenting in new book  The New TimesUwanziga during the launch of her book 'The Incredible Ways of Parenting You Always Wanted to Know' in The Hague, Netherlands. Courtesy.
Don't Let Norman Rockwell Ruin Your Holidays  PsychCentral.comWith the holidays upon us, it's a great time to assess our plans, resolutions and goals for the holiday season and beyond.
Trusting Our Intuition | Big Picture Parenting  PsychCentral.comOur deep connection with our child gives rise to a profound wisdom about what he or she needs.
Hamish Blake: parenting book Raising Girls  KidspotThe Blakes seem like pretty good parents. Here's where they get their advice.
Parenting as a profession Arturo Ramo  thedailynewnation.comArturo Ramo : We often see that many professionals spend daily or weekly time to improve themselves in their profession, reading specialized magazines or ...
How mediocre parenting keeps me sane over the holidays  The Week Magazine"We have come to banish darkness," begins a popular Hebrew children's song for the holiday. Once day turns to night, earlier and chillier than a mere few weeks ...
How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children  EurekAlertLess parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment can affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral ...
Parenting in a migrant caravan: Children hit hardest by strife  UPI NewsThe hardest hit by the strain of the migrant caravan are the children, unaware of the magnitude of their journey and unable to keep up with its physical demands.
Who Is Toodles? Answering One Of The Great Parenting Questions Of Our Time  RomperSince becoming a parent, I've been besieged with profound questions about the universe: how does one teach a toddler the meaning of consent? How, exactly ...
An app for making parenting easier  QuartzAn app has arrived that focuses on parent's well being, not being better parents.
The top 'experience gifts' to give children this holiday season  CTV NewsInstead of the usual toys and clothing, parenting experts are encouraging families to give the gift of experiences to create lasting memories with their children.
Isaac Will Have More Parenting Advice In The Second Season Of 'The Orville'  Science FictionIf you think that Mark Jackson's Isaac is one of the most significant characters on 'The Orville' this little Season 2 tidbit should warm your heart.
The challenge of parenting in a migrant caravan  The Conversation - CanadaThe psychological health of migrant children will be deeply impacted by their flight from gang violence, and the experience of crowded unhygienic conditions ...
PARENTING: Helping kids manage relationships  Sarasota Herald-TribuneOur relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives. Great relationships with our family, at work, at school and in the community usually translate ...
Shweta Bachchan Nanda on the brave new world of millennial parenting  VOGUE India - Before it's in Fashion, it's in VogueIn an exclusive interview with Vogue, Shweta Bachchan Nanda talks about parenting and the advantages millennial parents have over Gen-Xers.
Less Is More in Swim Parenting  SwimSwamYour kids will be happy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient and swim about the same or better than if you are overly involved.
Ryan Reynolds says that parenting has made him a better person: 'I sort of miss being horrible'  INSIDERThe "Deadpool" star, who has been married to Blake Lively since 2012, opened up about parenting during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Mandy McCracken on parenting with disability and her 'wonderfully exciting' future  ABC NewsIn 2013, Mandy McCracken was a self-described "stay-at-home mum" with three daughters under the age of 10, when she got a blood infection. It led to sepsis, ...
Parenting Education Project to be Expanded  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceMinister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Parenting Education Project will be expanded to reach more ...
Opinion: Don't like kids? Then stop chasing the parenting dollar  NewshubAnother week, another story about a cafe manager getting upset at crying babies, writes Emily Writes.
Resolve to never use corporal punishment | Parenting With Pete  NJ.comSpanking children crosses a threshold that permits violence against children even if that violence is minimal.
Ant Middleton's SAS guide to surviving parenting  HeartParents with young kids might want to take some tough love advice from SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton.
10 Parenting Fads That Can Be Dangerous For Development | Moms  MomsThese 10 parenting fads can be dangerous to a child's development, either physically and/or emotionally.
Timeouts are a dated and ineffective parenting strategy. So what's a good alternative?  Chicago TribuneThe timeout technique, used by parents for decades, exploded into the public domain in the early 2000s thanks to TV's "Supernanny" Jo Frost, who rebranded it.
The parenting years haven’t flown by, actually. But here’s why I’m glad.  Washington PostI wouldn't trade these heavy-duty parenting years because they've changed all of us, and made us who we are.
Eliza Hull on parenting with a disability  ABC LifeEliza Hull has spoken with other parents with a disability for her audio series We've Got This.
Harsh parenting can be buffered by warm relationships with teachers, peers  Channel NewsAsia(Reuters Health) - - Children whose parents often threaten and criticize them are more likely to become defiant and aggressive, research shows.
There must be a place in DNA for good parenting too  The Boston GlobeRe “Childhood trauma takes root in your DNA” by Kelly Kasulis (Ideas, Nov. 25): Where are the studies on how thoughtful, compassionate child-rearing also ...
The Only 15 Best Parenting Books Worth Your Money  GoodHousekeeping.comIf the idea of raising a kid without some guidance seems daunting, these parenting books will get you through. These best books for new moms and dads will ...
Parenting with the end result in mind  Montgomery AdvertiserWhat would change in our parenting if we could see the future adults in these little people we are raising?
Parenting Crisis Sends China's Moms and Dads Back to School  Sixth ToneSHANDONG, East China — Huang Wenjuan never thought there was anything wrong with her approach to parenting until her teenage daughter stormed out of ...
A child needs both parents, believes single mom Suchitra Krishnamoorthi  The Indian ExpressSinger Suchitra Krishnamoorthi firmly believes that a child undoubtedly needs both parents to evolve into a warm, secure person. "It needs constant effort and a ...
Never Look Too Good Or Talk Too Smart--Part II--Parenting Superpower  ForbesWho would you rather follow: someone who pretends to be perfect (when you know they're not), or someone who's made the same kinds of mistakes you ...
New urban parenting: Are 24-hour care homes the answer?  The ObserverI found my baby [then] five months old with a clot in the eye. Five months! At five months, a child cannot talk, cannot really do something harmful to the maid but I ...
Perhaps bad parenting was involved in shooting death of 7-year-old  Baltimore SunWe need to look at the parents in the killing of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes.
Holiday guide: This week, Health and Parenting - News  Asheboro Courier TribuneFourth in a series — Some Health & Medicine book ideas and even a couple involving parenting. Remember, if none of these suggestions seem to fit that ...
Reese Witherspoon's tough love approach to parenting  ABC NewsWhen it comes to parenting, Reese Witherspoon believes in full transparency.
Dad sings ballad of regret over his parenting  Detroit Free PressToday, our son is very successful, but, just like me, it is go, go, go – he is always at work.
On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting  Washington PostMeghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, joined On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Amy Joyce.
Spend quality time with your children to make them feel secure  The Indian ExpressBy Pooja Duggal. Advertising. Children need your time and emotional presence more than anything else. Here is why it's important to spend quality time with ...
The Value Perspective: Five things parenting and investing have in common  www.professionaladviser.comNew and impending arrivals on The Value Perspective team - at home rather than at work - have prompted some discussion on the similarities between good ...
Parenting By Nature more than just child's play  BarrieTodayParenting By Nature is located on Cedar Pointe Drive.
Parenting Time Center opens all new Teen Room  14 News WFIE EvansvilleEVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The new teen room at Evansville's Parenting Time Center is officially open. Mayor Winneke and several other community leaders were ...
PARENTING: Helping kids develop social awareness - News  Sarasota Herald-TribuneRecognizing and understanding the emotions of others.
Gender Neutral Parenting: 20 Do's And Don'ts  MomsGender-neutral parenting has become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. The fact that even celebrities such as actress Angelina Jolie or singer ...
Can We Just Admit the Playground Is Parenting Hell?  ELLE.comIf you're a childless person who is fond of the idea of children, chances are you have walked past your local playground, peered inside, and smiled. Who can ...
Parenting Won't Be Like Anything You Imagined. It Can't Be.  RomperThis weekend I tried to sync my phone and I couldn't because it was too full of photos. Pictures of me, twice hugely pregnant. Thousands of pictures and videos ...
'Panic parenting' fear drives women to freeze eggs  Chicago TribuneTrying to avoid "panic parenting" — having a relationship just to have a baby — is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons ...
Alamo Bowl presser: Leach offers parenting advice to Campbell  247SportsMIKE LEACH, NEVER one to shy away from an opportunity to wisecrack or dole out life lessons, offered Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, 39, some parenting ...
Indiana father writes book on 'Bare Minimum Parenting'  WTHRINDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - If you're a parent, you've probably wondered once or twice whether you're doing the right things when it comes to raising your kids.
How parenting blogger Olivia White cuts out unnecessary Christmas spending  9HoneyOlivia White, from House of White, talks to us about how she saves money during the Christmas period. Read ...
5 things to teach your toddler for a productive life ahead  The Indian ExpressKids need to learn certain basic personality traits from us. These are skills they don't teach in schools. Here are some of them.
7 books to introduce kids to the wonders of space  The Indian ExpressKids are fascinated by space and have a range of questions that may get difficult for you to answer. Here is a list of books that help you satisfy the curiosity of ...
Human Rights Day: 5 world movies to watch with kids  The Indian ExpressHuman Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10. On this day, watch these movies with your kids to sensitise and inspire in them virtues and ...
Parenting with a disability — talkback - Life Matters  ABC NewsIn this episode of our series, We've got this: Parenting with a Disability, we take calls from those of you with lived experience as either children of parents with a ...
Proper parenting and child abuse | Letters  Jamaica GleanerTHE EDITOR, Sir:Crime, violence and all other forms of abuse against our fellow men are heinous, and more so against our children. The situation is of such that ...
Strategies for parenting a 'threenager'  santabarbarafamilylife.comEggs and the Kiddie. by Carey Bradshaw. Carey Bradshaw. Well, folks, it's happened. I had heard about the drama of the terrible twos, but we sailed right ...
Parenting: A new series that looks at the issues parents face every day  WZZM13.comDuring the week of Nov. 12, 13 ON YOUR SIDE is taking a hard look at parenting. Check out what issues and topics we plan to cover during our series.
Event aims to raise awareness for foster parenting  Leader-TelegramCHIPPEWA FALLS — An event to boost interest in becoming a foster parent is Thursday in Chippewa Falls.
Parenting tips for dealing with holiday stress  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CityThe holidays can be a magical time with great food, favorite movies, fun traditions and decorations. But the holidays are also a busy time that can be stressful ...
Real-life parenting lessons from Malaysian mums and dads  Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — Whether you're a new parent learning to cope with the challenges of late-night tantrums or dealing with an angsty teen, the good ...
SPORTS PARENTING: Injury or fatigue is always a tough call  The Providence JournalWe sports fans love the gamers, the gutsy athletes who play through pain to help their team to victory.Think Curt Schilling and his bloody sock (not 38 Studios), ...
Why DNA may matter more than parenting — and what that means for society  SalonParents obviously matter tremendously in their children's lives. They provide the essential physical and psychological ingredients for children's development.
Old and new pregnancy and parenting publications strive to ease pressure on young parents in child rearing  The Japan TimesFor 25 years, pregnancy and parenting magazines Tamago Club and Hiyoko Club have served as a platform for new mothers, giving them a place to share their ...
Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #7: Keeping Holiday Magic Alive as Kids Grow  WTNH.comNews 8's Sarah Cody and author Amy Alamar are hosting a podcast called Parenting Beyond the Headlines.
Parenting involves a lot of tough choices. Deciding to see the world, though, was easy.  Washington PostThe past two and a half years have been a lot like navigating a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book without the luxury of flipping back to page one to see how ...
Fake it till you make it with parenting  The Sydney Morning HeraldIf you're like me, living with the curse of perfectionism, the criteria and markers for parenting leave you treading the murky waters of self-doubt.
best parenting advice say nothing Stacia Briggs | Norfolk and Suffolk Lifestyle News  Eastern Daily PressApparently, new parents feel 'completely overwhelmed' by the advice they are given by well-meaning friends and family and struggle to see the wood for the ...
Cirque du Parenting  mySteinbach.caMy wife and I love Cirque du Soleil. This year we went again and saw the magnificent production of "Crystal" which is performed entirely on ice and naturally ...
Better parenting is in the cards  UCI NewsUCI startup incubator helps doctoral student market innovative game promoting life skills.
Five great movie parents to watch onscreen  The Indian ExpressBeing a parent is serious business, but every once in a while, it's time to give yourself a pat on the back. Watch these onscreen parents and you're sure to relate ...
26 parenting hacks every mom and dad should know  Hickory Daily RecordEven on its best days, parenting is tough stuff. There's always some new mess, mishap or meltdown to navigate. We parents could use a little help along the way ...
Enduring Cancer While Parenting a Child  Curetoday.comI've been experiencing weakness in my right leg. Specifically, my leg has been giving out when I go down steps, and I've had to catch myself to keep from falling ...
Lauren Conrad Describes Awkward Parenting Situation Where She Had to Hand Her Son to a Stranger  PEOPLE.comLauren Conrad has only been a mom for 16 months, but her life since welcoming little Liam James has been packed with plenty of surprises. The former reality ...
People share snaps of the hilarious unspoken truths of parenting  Daily MailMothers and fathers from around the world snapped the mischievous antics of their little ones and shared them in a BoredPanda gallery.
WATCH! Will Smith's Sons School Him With Hilarious Parenting Advice  BETJaden and Trey have some wise words for Papa Will.
Happy birthday, Sushmita Sen: 6 times the single mother set parenting goals  The Indian ExpressOn Sushmita Sen's birthday, here's a look at how the actress is setting parenting goals as a single mother. Advertising. Sushmita Sen's adorable relationship ...
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