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

In The News:

The Parenting Company Cleo Raises $27.5M To Help Working Parents  ForbesThe parenting company Cleo announced today that it has raised a $27.5 million Series B round led by the global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.
We’re Introducing a New Parenting Section, and We Want to Hear From You  The New York TimesAhead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.
From snow plough to curling: which parenting tribe are you?  Telegraph.co.ukUntil you become a parent, you never quite know what sort you are destined to turn into. Sure, you make all sorts of promises to yourself beforehand: 'I will not ...
'Snowploughing' is the worrying parenting trend which can ruin your kid's life  Mirror OnlineParents beware, you could be doing your little one more harm than good.
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7 Weird but Genius Parenting Hacks You’ll Use Immediately  Brit + CoPart of being a mama is learning on the job. And often, our best support system is fellow parents who are in our postpartum support tribe. Whether you need tips ...
The Real Cause of the College Admissions Scam? Snowplow Parenting.  FatherlyThere are plenty of reasons a parent might feel compelled to game the system in order to get their kid into college. None of them particularly great. Love is not, in ...
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Admissions Cheating, Fake Voices, and Inuit Parenting  JSTOR DailyWell-researched stories from NPR, The Cut, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Senate bill proposes presumption allowing temporary shared parenting  The BulletinTOPEKA -- The Senate Judiciary Meeting room recently was filled with powerful personal testimonies as a new amendment regarding temporary joint custody ...
'Snowploughing' is the worrying parenting trend you need to know about  RSVP LiveYou might not have heard of 'snowploughing', but experts are warning it's a parenting trend you need to avoid. Its characteristics include things that seem ...
The Family Fun Pack Has the Potential to Make Parenting Great Again  FatherlyThe People's Policy Project has released a paper offering a slate of universal welfare benefits that would make parenting less stressful and more rewarding for ...
Ranking All The Guilts Of Modern Parenting  Esquire.co.ukSingle-use plastics? Fast fashion? Having kids in the first place? Check, check and check.
Local teacher creates 'Wishing Pixies' kids app to help parents  WPVI-TVWILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (WPVI) -- Once upon a time at Geets Diner in Williamstown, New Jersey charming children and an enchanting teacher extolled pixies over ...
Should there be an age limit for hands-on parenting?  fox8.comIn light of the college admissions bribery scandal, there is talk of a new type of parenting that started in the 2000s. Called Snowplow or Lawnmower parents, ...
New parenting classes focus on anxiety, depression  KSNT NewsTOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A new series of parenting classes is looking to help parents with life's tricky subjects. The Family *Service* and Guidance Center is ...
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Make the Chicken Dance” Edition  SlateSlate's parenting podcast on exposing your kids to adult culture and talking to kids about death.
Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children  Inc.Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.
Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I’m getting there.  The Washington PostI'm dangling off a rock face in the Apuan Alps of northwestern Tuscany, Italy. I don't dare look up or down. The sky seems impossibly distant. The ground looms ...
PARENTING TODAY: How to build a solid parent-child foundation, make life easier  North Shore NewsWhen I think about parenting our children, I like to use the example of building a house. It is absolutely essential that your house have a strong foundation.
Get your kids to enjoy a playful, responsible Holi  The Indian ExpressHoli 2019: The overriding principles of the festival are a celebration of love and peace. It would be wonderful to explain the true meaning of Holi to children by ...
Taking a step back in parenting  Times of IndiaA grown-up man desires to fulfil his long-standing wish to have a pet dog. He lives in a joint family, where his mother, who is afraid of dogs to the point of hysteria ...
Parenting tips: 4 rules to follow when disciplining your child  The Indian ExpressNurture a friendship with the kids. Explain the reason for rules and why it benefits them in the long-term to follow these. It's never a good idea to have them ...
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander talks parenting and being best pitcher he can be  Fox NewsHouston Astros ace Justin Verlander has dominated his sport since his first full season in 2006, when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, hurled 100-mph ...
Why Beto O'Rourke's parenting joke backfired  CNNBy characterizing his parental role as an occasional helper to his wife rather than as an equal partner, the Democratic presidential candidate reinforced the ...
The Parenting Spectrum is an enlightening podcast about autism  Financial TimesThe series is one of two new podcasts that bring *fresh* insights to parenting.
Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills  USA TODAYThe college admissions scandal can be linked with a pattern of over-parenting, The New York Times/Morning Consult poll shows.
PARENTING CONNECTION: Self-Care is Non-Negotiable  WLNSLANSING, Mi. - (WLNS)-TV). It's Parenting Connection Tuesday and 6 News is here for you with tips, strategies, and helpful reminders from local child ...
When parenting teenagers, keep calm and don't carry on  University of RochesterThe field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising ...
A titanic parenting failure  Foster's Daily DemocratIn the epic movie "Titanic," amidst crashing smokestacks and a couple million gallons of fake seawater, we root for Jack, the scrappy orphan from steerage who ...
On 'Queer Eye' the 'Fab Five' help grieving Rob Elrod move on  TODAYOn 'Queer Eye' season 3, the 'Fab Five' helped grieving Rob Elrod to accept help two years after his wife's death from breast cancer while honoring her.
Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop  The New York TimesDad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.
Parenting goals in the time of college admissions scandal  Khaleej TimesHelp them all you can to get there, but parents must have the courage to tell their child that it's okay to not end up at Harvard or Yale or Stanford.
Mum of autistic twins says specialist told her bad parenting was cause  Daily MailA mother-of-two whose twins have autism spectrum disorder was once told by a paediatrician that her children's speech problems were the result of 'bad ...
How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  The Washington PostThese days, residents of different countries often drink the same coffee, buy clothes from the same retailers and use the same social media apps. Globalization ...
Couples are now opting for tag-team parenting. What does it mean?  The Indian ExpressJohn Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are known to follow tag-team parenting to take care of their two children Luna and Miles. Another celebrity couple Kristen ...
Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class  UNICEFA Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.
Parenting the climate-change generation  SalonKids are taking over the streets in other countries, rallying and chanting and refusing to go to school one day a week. Young people across the world are striking ...
A Mom Tries To Tame Her 3-Year-Old's Anger Using Inuit Strategies : Goats and Soda  NPRSix months ago, I found myself preparing for battle. I was lying in bed at 5:30 a.m., going over in my head how to handle the next encounter with my 3-year-old ...
Michelle Obama recalls struggle of parenting in the White House  ANI NewsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar 19 (ANI): Former first lady Michelle Obama is finally opening up about the time she spent in the White House.
Positive Parenting  BW BusinessworldVasant Kallola - While not taking away the hard work and sacrifices being made by most parents, I wish to discuss complaints of most parents about difficulties ...
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. Mari-Jane ...
7 tips from experts to relieve parenting stress  PINKVILLAFrom anxiety to disappointment, parenting brings out a volcano of emotions. Dealing with it in the right way is important. Keep these points in mind.
32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes  The New York TimesFlying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn't until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, ...
‘Snowplow parenting’ is preventing young adults from learning ‘basic life skills’  Global NewsExperts say when you over-parent, you run the risk of allowing your child, even as adults, to learn from their mistakes.
The parenting problem — what value do we place on caring?  Financial TimesThree books argue how improving the way society treats parents and their children is in all our interest.
Parenting corner- Managing stress  NewzHookBeing anxious about the wellbeing of children is a part of parenting. Parents help children to grow up and ensure that they become independent and capable of ...
Stay-at-Home Parenting Is Completely Overwhelming Me  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 ...
Parent to Parent: A divorced mom considers taking on a roommate  STLtoday.comQ: I am a recently divorced mom with two kids. Although I receive child support and work, it's still hard to pay all the bills for groceries and everything else.
Holi 2019: How to celebrate the festival with your child  The Indian ExpressHoli, also known as the festival of colours, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in India. Here's how parents can enjoy the festival, to be ...
1 Dad Parented Through Unimaginable Grief on Queer Eye, and I Need a Bucket to Catch My Tears  POPSUGARWarning: spoilers for Queer Eye season 3, episode 6, "Elrod & Sons," ahead! Any tried-and-true Queer Eye fan will often find themselves reaching for the tissues ...
Perspective | The tough choices black parents face when choosing a school for their children  The Washington PostAfter a racist incident at my son's predominantly white school, I was forced to think long and hard about the trade-offs many black parents and other parents of ...
Positive Parenting: Researchers say this is the best way to discipline your kids  KGW.comResearchers say there's one method of disciplining your kids that works better than the rest, especially among pre-teens and teens. Developmental psychologist ...
The Crime of Parenting While Poor  The New RepublicNew York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?
Largest Parenting Expo in Wisconsin Comes to Green Bay on Sunday  WeAreGreenBay.comGREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Parenthood can be a tough road to go down. Whether you're a first timer and have questions about what to do or who to ask for help ...
Every Time The Internet Has Called Out Kim Kardashian For Her Parenting Skills  The Cheat SheetThe reality star has clapped back at many who questioned her parenting skills but Kim Kardashian West is learning that there is no escaping mom-shamers.
‘They struggle to balance demands of life’: Why some parents hate parenting  Global NewsThese parents love their children, but they have a hard time loving the parenting routine.
The Worst Crime In College Admissions History Exemplifies The Worst Parenting  ForbesThis morning, in the largest-scale college admissions scandal in US history, the FBI charged over fifty people for being involved in a coordinated college ...
The 50 Most Googled Parenting Questions By State  BabyGagaIt's difficult to agree on any opinion or perspective when we're living in a nation so large we're not all even sharing the same definition of winter.
12 Sweet Parenting Quotes From Stephen Curry  HuffPostThe Golden State Warriors player has three adorable children.
Local organizations provide parenting tools to keep children safe  WKOWMADISON (WKOW) — Community organizations came together Saturday to give parents tools to keep their babies safe. At the New Baby, New Life community ...
Fatherly Podcast Episode 35: Parenting Costs Too Damn Much!  FatherlyEconomist Richard Reeves and financial coach Jacquette Simmons discuss what to expect when you're a parenting expecting to go broke.
How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood  The New York TimesToday's “snowplow parents” keep their children's futures obstacle-free — even when it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries.
How meaningful chats with infants can develop lifelong communication skills  Stuff.co.nzA new parenting course looks at ways to develop infant communication skills using "rich, meaningful language".
The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids  The Washington PostParents who do everything raise kids who can't do anything.
RVA Parenting: Parenting in a world of digital dangers for kids  WWBT NBC12 NewsRICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With the amount of *content* constantly increasing, many parents struggle to manage what their children consume online. And there's a ...
Certain parenting behaviors may tune baby brains to angry tones  Reuters(Reuters Health) - Parents who are very controlling when interacting with their infants may increase the likelihood that their babies tune in to angry voices, a new ...
Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children  Business InsiderMachelle Hackney was arrested for allegedly locking her seven adopted in a closet for days without food, water, or bathroom access.
When parenting becomes overwhelming  Trinidad NewsI went from Wonder Woman to Hulk in a matter of months. "You and Miss are like Hulk. You all are always angry," my ten-year-old accused sullenly after I ...
How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger  NPRAt the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be ...
Kim D Drops Dirt On Teresa's Parenting Style During 'The Domenick Nati Show'  The Cheat SheetKim D. throws shade at Teresa Giudice on a radio show. Find out what she had to say about her parenting, and her cheating.
Khloe Kardashian has defended Tristan Thompson’s parenting  Cosmopolitan.comSince Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split up last month amid that Jordyn Woods drama, where their baby True comes into all of this has been a big ...
What the College Admissions Scandal Tells Us About the Problem With Parenting Today  Inc.If going to college was the right decision for you, you may have felt intense pressure to get into a "good" school--probably even an Ivy League one.
Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonWhen all of childhood is considered college prep, desperate parents will do desperate things.
Positive Parenting: Inductive discipline  69News WFMZ-TVA new study is showing older kids respond to one specific type of discipline more than others.
Hand in Hand Parenting Welcomes Noelani Pearl Hunt as Global CEO  PR WebPalo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2019 -- The Board of Hand in Hand Parenting, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, is proud to appoint Noelani Pearl Hunt as CEO,
Positive Parenting: Absent Parenting  69News WFMZ-TVIt can take about 25 years for the human brain to fully develop, but it's the first few years that scientists say can be very beneficial, or very harmful.
Proper parenting help  Barbados AdvocateMany of the issues currently plaguing society come from a lack of proper parenting. In response to this, the Family Life Commission of the Anglican Church, ...
This Video of Lori Loughlin Giving Parenting Advice Aged… Poorly  FatherlyA clip of Lori Loughlin, who was arrested in the college admissions scandal, giving out parenting advice during a 2017 interview is going viral.
Deepika Padukone's mom Ujjala on her strict parenting: My family must have wanted to throw me out  India TodayDeepika Padukone's journey in Bollywood has been an inspiring one. After her blockbuster Om Shanti Om (2007), the actress faced numerous ups and downs.
POSITIVE PARENTING: Make sure you have time off occasionally  The Westmorland GazetteBEING a parent is the hardest job in the world - that's a fact!
The Down syndrome diagnosis stung but Josh's parenting knew he was perfect  KidspotThe Richardson's thought it was a routine check up. It was actually an appointment to break the news that their beautiful little guy was more special than they had ...
Dad Uses Instagram To Share Funny Post-It Notes About Parenting  Scary MommyChris Illuminati is a single dad sharing parenting truths with post-it notes on his popular Instagram account.
Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens | Health News  U.S. News & World Report(HealthDay News) -- Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers.
Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #13: How to achieve positive coparenting  WTNH.comA Connecticut Families Extra: News 8's Sarah Cody and author Amy Alamar are hosting a podcast called Parenting Beyond the Headlines.
Polyamorous mum-of-two says having multiple partners transformed her parenting  Mirror OnlineBisexual Anita Cassidy had been married to husband Marc, 48, for 11 years when she told him she wanted to be intimate with more than one person at a time.
Circle of Security Parenting sees dramatic growth in trainer candidates, partnerships  SUNY OswegoThe Circle of Security Parenting program to break the cycle of abuse and neglect of children in Oswego County -- founded locally by SUNY Oswego psychology ...
The Other Atrocity In The College Admissions Scandal: Bad Parenting  WBURThe wealthy parents who allegedly paid bribes for college admission, writes Joanna Weiss, delivered shameless lessons to their elite children: The rules don't ...
How the Brady family modeled positive parenting  Manchester Ink LinkPicture this: You're sitting in the living room, reading a nice book, when all of a sudden, you hear your youngest daughter yelling: "Mommy!" You run into the ...
Parenting throughout history could be weird, and downright dangerous: author  CBC.ca"Parenting" only became a verb in the last century, a fact that becomes clear when you look back at the history of how we used to treat our children. As much of ...
Single mums busts myths about poverty and parenting  Stuff.co.nzThere are a lot of misconceptions surrounding parenting and poverty in NZ, Lisa Tarau helped shed some light on the realities.
Soccer Dad May Have Pulled Off the Most Hilarious Parenting Hack of All Time  TIMEThis rad dad and soccer fan figured out a way to enjoy an Atlanta United Football Club game while entertaining his young daughter.
PARENTING: Encouraging children to find their passion  Sarasota Herald-TribuneWhat's the end game of parenting? Of course parenting never really ends. We know that. Even when our kids are grown and living on their own, our relationship ...
11 Thoughtful And Funny Parenting Quotes From Jenna Fischer  HuffPostThe star of "The Office" has two kids (who apparently love Ikea and Target).
Brain region plays key role in regulation of parenting behavior, study finds  UCLA NewsroomThe amygdala — a region of the brain known to be involved in emotions and social behaviors — has been found to play a critical role in the regulation of ...
How Clutter Affects Parenting, According To Science  RomperI hate clutter. It makes me uncomfortable, and it feels like it takes up as much space in my mind as it does my home. But my husband and children do not share ...
Hands-off parenting tied to higher risk of teen gun use  Reuters(Reuters Health) - When parents of boys don't enjoy parenthood or don't spend a lot of time playing or talking with them, their sons may be more likely to use ...
Opinion | Giving Them Room To Grow: Thoughts On Parenting -  VI ConsortiumParenting is tough… Reading the many news articles that have come out in the past few days after the fraudulent college admission practices were revealed ...
Treating clubfoot early may help a child walk normally  The Indian ExpressUsually, it is the baby's calf muscle that remains underdeveloped; sometimes the feet are rotated inwards or downwards. Though a clubfoot does not cause any ...
The five biggest parenting mistakes  WWLP.comHow to be not just the parent that you want, but the one your child needs.
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