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:

On Cultural and Technological Parenting  ForbesWhat are the lessons we can learn from the uses of media and public debate that the Ohio father, Matt Cox, who made his daughter walk to school five miles ...
What Is Permissive Parenting? - Experts Explain Permissive Parenting  GoodHousekeeping.comWhile permissive parents are often very responsive and loving, this parenting style is defined by having no rules. The term was developed by psychologist Diana ...
Is there a parenting crisis in Kenya?  The StandardHeightening inflation, globalisation, conflicts, wars and modernity have had a significant impact on the family and more so parent-child relationships.
The trick to parenting independent teens requires more than just rules  Aleteia EN"How to raise an independent child with the right values," a video talk by Dr. Justin Coulson, inspires a discussion on effective strategies for parenting teens.
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.
Study: What's your child doing online?  WXYZ DetroitA University of Michigan study found that most parents would agree monitoring what their child is doing online is one of the biggest modern parenting ...
How to make your child a confident communicator  The Indian ExpressOne might wonder how one can get a child to become a great communicator. The answer is actually rather simple. Expose students to good writing and to ...
UNICEF Study on Georgian Parenting Reveals Nationwide Struggles  Georgia TodayA new report out today from UNICEF Georgia analyzes the parenting style of Georgian families, looking specifically at parents of teenagers. The report ...
20 Major Cultural Differences Between Parenting In The US And Canada  MomsA look beneath the surface of both countries gives us a better view of what the differences between both countries actually are.
'Parenting carelessly comes at a high cost'  Virginia Gazette1 Corinthians 4:2 (NLT) Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. In parenting we must always be on alert to the “true” needs of our ...
Inmates Get Parenting Lessons in Jail's Father Boot Camp  Spectrum NewsClasses teach nurturing, and loving without violence.
Short story for kids: How did the kheer go missing?  The Indian ExpressWhile Mira's father goes to the market to buy raisins, the kheer he was cooking disappears. Who ate up the kheer while he was away?
The Most Pointless Parenting Advice I've Received From Strangers In Public  RomperBeing a parent is hard. With the best preparation and resources and support, it's still a series of fumbling through until you sort of find your groove. And even that ...
Ellen DeGeneres' Parenting Joke Gives Ashton Kutcher a Complex  E! OnlineThe host teases the actor and his 2-year-old son who never walks.
Parenting in the Present: 8 Questions Effective Parents Ask Regularly  PsychCentral.comParenting is a demanding role and one that requires constant reflection and adaptation. Children change and what worked in one stage of development most ...
What to pack for your backpacking trip: A travelling mom’s checklist  The Indian ExpressFret not, as the backpacking mama is here to guide you with some serious packing essentials for a real backpacking trip.
PARENTING: Gratitude yields health and social benefits  Sarasota Herald-TribuneWith Thanksgiving having passed, we may want a jump start on our New Year's resolutions. Research shows such a long list of health and social benefits that ...
Maneka Gandhi, fan of science fiction, welcomes new children’s book  The Indian Express"This science fiction / humour series for children aged 8 - 12 unfold the incredible adventures of Ziptux and Dibbly," Gandhi mentioned on social media.
Family: The Parenting Traps  Richmond magazineThere's nothing like the magic of the holiday season with little ones. Each twinkling light is a little more magical. Each carol sounds a little lovelier, every cup of ...
Should Ohio divorce courts follow same standard in setting shared parenting?  The Columbus DispatchIdeally, couples who are separating or divorcing come up with a parenting-time schedule agreeable to all parties. But when they don't, Ohio judges might turn to ...
The Number One Parenting Question  AishWhy don't my kids listen to me and what should I do about it?
‘The Bachelor’ Alum Catherine Lowe Shares a Simple Trick to Get a Baby to Stop Crying  Us Weekly'The Bachelor' alum Catherine Lowe opened up to Us Weekly about how she gets her sons Samuel and Isaiah to stop crying — watch the video.
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.
When parenting styles collide, what does it mean for your relationship?  KidspotWhat do you do when you don't agree on even the basic stuff?
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 ...
Try these DIY ideas to decorate your child’s room  The Indian ExpressCreate a scrapbook wall of all the pictures that you want in your toddler's room. You can add to these as your child grows and encourage them to put up their ...
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.
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 ...
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.
ATTN: Lacey K. Imhoff: Suit summons RE: Child custody, parenting time of minor children with petitioner Jared Robbins  Brown County DemocratSTATE OF INDIANA IN THE BROWN CIRCUIT COURT, COUNTY OF BROWN CAUSE NO. 07C01-1810-DC-000363 IN RE THE CUSTODY OF BRIAR WILLIAM ...
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 ...
When your child has a crush, how should you react?  The Indian ExpressFor the teen or preteens, their feelings are very real and important. If they have a crush on someone, it is true love. If someone else has a crush on them, they are ...
You Can't Escape the "Baby Shark" Song – Even In Christmas Decoration Light Shows  POPSUGAR AustraliaIf you naively thought you could avoid "Baby Shark," well, sorry, but you can't. There's just no way. It hasn't even reached its full saturation.
How to Survive the Holidays with ADHD: Parenting Advice  ADDitudeADDitude expert, Edward Hallowell, M.D., offers these tips for surviving holiday travel and celebrations with children who have ADHD.
Parenting NI expert offer advice on how to have a happy family Christmas  The Irish NewsHow should parents deal with explaining who Father Christmas is, while still keeping Christmas magical? Father Christmas brings festive magic to households ...
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 ...
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…
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 ...
Hamish Blake: parenting book Raising Girls  KidspotThe Blakes seem like pretty good parents. Here's where they get their advice.
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.
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.
The First Kids' Movie We Know Is Hitting Netflix in January Is by Disney, So Get Excited!  POPSUGAR AustraliaYear after year, we find ourselves praising the Netflix gods for bringing us endless entertainment options for the whole family, but mainly for our kids.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
An app for making parenting easier  QuartzAn app has arrived that focuses on parent's well being, not being better parents.
Our 2018 Guide to Surviving Toddlers  LifehackerParenting through the toddler years can sometimes feel less like a rewarding experience and more like waking up and going into battle every day. We've written ...
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, ...
[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 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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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.
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.
Parents Magazine's editor-in-chief has simple advice for any new parent  Yahoo StyleParents Magazine Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello uses her platform as a parenting expert to connect moms.
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?
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."
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Different Parenting Styles & Friendships  FOX 31 DenverDifferent Parenting Styles & Friendships http://www.thecurrycenterllc.com/ ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Reese Witherspoon's tough love approach to parenting  ABC NewsWhen it comes to parenting, Reese Witherspoon believes in full transparency.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Q&A: She doesn't like grandma's cooking anymore  STLtoday.comQ: We only get to see our grandparents in mid-January because they live so far away. Our grandmother insists on cooking an after-the-holidays meal. It seems ...
Parenting By Nature more than just child's play  BarrieTodayParenting By Nature is located on Cedar Pointe Drive.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Chosen One of the Day: Bowser's parenting skills  SYFY WIREBetween his day job of menacing the Mushroom Kingdom and his many, many extracurricular activities, it can be easy to forget that Bowser has an actually ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Better parenting is in the cards  UCI NewsUCI startup incubator helps doctoral student market innovative game promoting life skills.
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 ...
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