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:

Why some parents — including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — are hiring parenting coaches  Deseret NewsNew parents have always had people to offer advice on how to handle a sleepless child or colicky baby, but usually the help came from family or a book.
Are you prepared for the "Parenting Hangover?"  WILX-TVUofM survey finds parents are ill-equipped to handle parenting duties the day after a holiday cocktail party.
A working mum shares her eight guilt-free parenting shortcuts  9HoneySome things just hang around like a bad smell, and for us working mothers, that's usually guilt… and sometimes crumbs in our hair. Guilt follows us to the office, ...
Parenting Traps And Myths  The Jewish Press - JewishPress.comQ: How can I raise confident and most importantly self-sufficient children? I am always looking to help my children learn to take care of themselves. How do I get ...
11 trends every LI parent needs to know in 2019  NewsdayParents, get ready to see toy subscriptions, enchanted forests and geometric patterns in 2019. Pinterest unveiled its fifth annual top trend predictions for parents ...
Research proves it — traditional parenting works better | Rosemond  Reno Gazette JournalThe fact is, children need unequivocal authority as much as they do unconditional love.
How to teach your kids non-verbal communication  The Indian ExpressBy Vaibhav Datar. Advertising. Ever wondered how people communicated with each other in ancient times, when there was no verbal language?
Christmas 2018: 8 tips for hosting children’s party  The Indian ExpressThe main objective of your party is to allow children to enjoy themselves. Start planning for the party at least a week in advance to avoid any last-minute chaos.
This family's unique Christmas cards perfectly sum up the chaos of parenting  BreakingNews.ieOne family has put a unique spin on their annual Christmas cards by sending a little slice of chaotic family life. For the fifth year in a row, Jonathan Stanley and ...
Child-shaming on social media is all the rage, but is it good parenting?  South China Morning PostPosting punishments on social media invites the world to comment on the wrongdoings of children and labels them as deviantSpare a thought for the children ...
Super child: Play these quick and easy games with your kids  The Indian ExpressA New Character in the Story to Secret Dictionary, here are four games that kids will not only enjoy playing but will also learn various skills in the process, from ...
The UAB Mix - Stopping child abuse by understanding parenting and “how it goes awry”  The MixIn her Parenting Challenges with Kids Lab, psychologist Christina Rodriguez studies a wide range of parenting behaviors and approaches. When Christina...
Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends parenting event in Oslo  Daily MailThe Crown Princess of Norway, 45, joined husband Crown Prince Haakon, 45, at the Fathers Pursuit Organisation in Oslo on Monday.
Pink claps back at troll who criticized her husband's parenting skills  Today ShowPink has zero patience for the internet shame police — and she's letting them know it again in a epic clap back. When a nasty commenter accused Pink's hubby, ...
Port Lincoln mother develops co-parenting app for divorced families  Port Lincoln TimesA Port Lincoln woman has developed a prototype app to help split parents coordinate childrens' schedules.
How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too  Brooklyn PaperIt was a little more than eight years ago when my first Fearless Parenting column appeared in the Brooklyn Paper. And ever since, the idea — which began as a ...
Study: Biggest modern parenting challenge is monitoring child's online activity  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 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.
Pink rips fan for questioning Carey Hart's parenting skills: 'Are you even a parent?'  USA TODAYSinger Pink is seeing red after an Instagram commenter came for her husband Carey Hart. Hart, 43, became a target after sharing photos Sunday of the couple's ...
3 breathing exercises children can practise to cope with air pollution  The Indian ExpressAir pollution is stunting our children's brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected,” said Dr Maria Neira, the WHO director of public health and ...
Parenting just got a whole lot easier thanks to these clever tips, including cleaning toys in the dishwasher  The Irish SunMums and dads have been sharing some brilliant hacks online.
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 ...
The Most Magical Word in Parenting  Psychology TodayThere's this one word—a magical little one—that lets us parents balance for our children so much complexity in a single sentiment. It's not our typical go-to words ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to Manage Split Parenting Time During the Holidays  JD SupraSplitting parenting time with your ex can be challenging especially during the holidays. When you've got extended family visiting from out of town it's hard to cut ...
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?
Why helicopter parenting may jeopardize kids' health  PBS NewsHourHas protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked ...
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 ...
Parenting fails: Reddit users reveal what parents lied to them about as kids  KidspotThere's the dead pet lie, the safety lie... and then there are the just plain bizarre lies. Did you believe something far-fetched as a child?
Growing up, and parenting, as a refugee  AxiosThe psychological and emotional development of the youngest refugees are being put at risk.
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 ...
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.
Classroom friendships may offset effects of harsh parenting: Study  The Indian ExpressThe study has found that angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, non-compliant and revengeful behaviour ...
Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know  Psychology TodayThere is clear evidence that the foundations for sex education comes from parents and guardians at home.
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.
The fun guide to becoming a good parent  The Irish TimesPsychologist shares 'effective parenting' tips for a happy home.
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 ...
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.
Pink claps back at Instagram parenting critics with sassy message  9HoneyPink has no time for parenting critics. On Thursday, the singer shared an Instagram photo of her son Jameso...
Dear Parents, Don't Blame 'Fortnite' For Your Bad Parenting And Lazy Kids  ForbesParents are worried that Fortnite is causing their kids to fail at school. Instead of rehab, maybe try some good old-fashioned parenting.
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.
The reason I bought a pair of ugly, flashy sneakers has nothing to do with style  Kansas City StarColumnist Richard Espinoza has figured out a trick to get his 12-year-old son to talk to him: Wear something cool.
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, ...
Hilaria Baldwin Says This Parenting Decision Made Her Daughter Scream for a 'Solid 40 Minutes'  PEOPLE.comHilaria Baldwin will support almost any career direction her kids want to take, but Oscar the Grouch's stand-in is not one of them. In a hilarious rendition of a story ...
Why Jessa Duggar From 'Counting On' Keeps Getting Criticized for Her Parenting  The Cheat SheetJessa Duggar from "Counting On" has two children of her own, but fans can't seem to stop criticizing her for her parenting choices. Here's why.
Connections: Discussing free-range parenting and unstructured play  WXXI NewsThe mayor of Ithaca has declared the city to be a “free range kids city.” Mayor Svante Myrick says he believes in the power of play, and Ithaca's.
I Feel Guilty About Sending One Kid to Private School When I Can’t Afford to Send the Others  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 ...
Woman begs Facebook to stop showing her parenting ads after baby’s death — here’s how to avoid upsetting ads  MarketWatchYou can adjust your own advertising to avoid sensitive topics.
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.
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.
Why are some men opting for late fatherhood? We asked some dads  The Indian ExpressPopular culture and social stereotyping reiterate the notion that most men just stumble upon fatherhood and bumble their way through it as providers for children.
These Dads Show The Internet What Parenting Actually Looks Like  catcountry1073.comA father forces his child to walk to school after being kicked off the bus for bullying. Child abuse or good old fashioned discipline?
Timeouts are a dated and ineffective parenting strategy. So what’s a good alternative?  Washington PostMost experts agree that punishment is harmful to a child's emotional development and that isolation — the defining quality of timeouts — is a form of punishment.
Every Time Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Got Real About Parenting  Us WeeklyDax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been especially open about their experiences parenting daughters Lincoln and Delta — see more.
Attention, parents: Ben Fordham's found the key to holding a stress-free pool party  9HoneyBen Fordham's parenting tip: how to host a stress-free backyard pool party. Read more.
Pink's epic reply to parenting troll who criticised her husband  Yahoo LifestyleP!nk is not here for negative comments about the way she and Carey Hart parent their kids. The badass songstress, 39, smacked down a troll claiming Hart had ...
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 ...
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 ...
Parenting expert offers advice in making baby ready for first winter  KMBZThe most obvious need when preparing a baby for cold weather is making sure he or she is warm enough, but there is a right way and a wrong way check.
NHS guidance is airbrushing 'fathers' out of parenting, claims think tank  Telegraph.co.ukNHS guidance is airbrushing fathers out of parenting and they are at risk of being seen as a “dispensable extra”, a think tank has claimed.
How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children  EurekAlertWashington, DC, December 4, 2018. Less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment can affect how aggressive children become and ...
Connections: Parenting LGBTQ youth  WXXI NewsA debate erupted over social media when pop culture reporter and Billy Eichner advised parents-to-be to consider how they would react if they found out.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: “Welcome to the Man Cave” Edition  SlateListen now: Uploads 2f1516905010671 cxg36pv3386 d18113fe889804ff329c98b9aded52fd 2f01 slate redux podcast cover madaf.jpg?ixlib=rails. Megaphone ...
Be careful at home or on the road  STLtoday.comThe tree is decorated, packages are wrapped and, for just a moment, a holiday helper steps back and surveys the scene.
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 ...
WATCH! Will Smith's Sons School Him With Hilarious Parenting Advice  BETJaden and Trey have some wise words for Papa Will.
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 ...
Is God part of good parenting?  CBC.caThis story is part of Amy Bell's column "Parental Guidance" that airs on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition. Raised without religion, I took my parents views on ...
Reese Witherspoon's tough love approach to parenting  ABC NewsWhen it comes to parenting, Reese Witherspoon believes in full transparency.
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.
Improv Parenting takes center stage with upbeat, resilent message  Star TribuneMinneapolis mom Keren Gudeman walked into her first improv class looking for a new hobby. What she found instead was the inspiration for a new parenting ...
Billy Eichner Explains Parenting An LGBTQ Child In One Perfect & Poignant Tweet  RomperFor those of you who might not have heard, comedian Kevin Hart has been having something of a moment — and it's not a great one. The wildly popular ...
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 ...
Ask an Expert: Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy  Cache Valley DailyThe holidays can be a magical time of year with great food, movies, traditions and decorations. But they are also a busy time that can cause stress. And when the ...
Australian actress and mother-of-two Rose Byrne talks parenting  Daily MailHer role in new comedy-drama flick Instant Family sees her character dealing with fostering three children.
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 ...
Harsh parenting can be buffered by warm relationships with teachers, peers  WSAU NewsBy Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - - Children whose parents often threaten and criticize them are more likely to become defiant and aggressive, research shows ...
Harry Kane's multi-tasking parenting photo prompted much hilarity on Twitter  The Irish NewsHarry Kane had no problem helping Tottenham brush Chelsea aside at the weekend, and it appears he has no problem juggling his parenting responsibilities ...
Top 10 Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments of 2018 - Hit & Run  ReasonVadreams / DreamstimeKidnapping, Halloween, and snowballs—in 2018, we freaked out about each of these things and many others. Here are the year's ten ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Opinion: Shared parenting legislation good for Mich.  The Detroit NewsWright writes: 'Sole custody of kids must be the last resort, not the standard."
Move over parenting blogs and pregnancy books, SmartMom has arrived  Kamloops MattersInterior Health launches text *service* to complement prenatal advice.
The digital age of parenting, made in Mexico  LATAM Tech“My pregnancy tracking app shows me which fruit size the baby is now”, one of my millennial-born friends and mother-to-be told me the other day – followed by ...
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 ...
Inmates Get Parenting Lessons in Jail's Father Boot Camp  Spectrum NewsClasses teach nurturing, and loving without violence.
Babytalk: Parenting for Legends - Babytalk  ABC NewsAre we spending too much time worrying not enough time enjoying how wonderful it is to be a parent? Shannon Kelly White has 'Parenting for Legends' to help ...
Get Great Parenting Tips While You Parent in the Morning  FatherlyIn the chaos of the morning — in between spilled milk and changed diapers — who has time or emotional bandwidth for the news? How about a little advice from ...
Different Parenting Styles & Friendships  FOX 31 DenverDifferent Parenting Styles & Friendships http://www.thecurrycenterllc.com/ ...
Why Kids Like ‘Parenting’ Their Toys  The AtlanticThe enduring appeal of toys that need to be fed, changed, and rocked like human babies may be rooted in children's desire to act like grown-ups.
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.
The Elf on the Shelf is everything that's wrong with modern parenting.  MamamiaI have flour in my hair. All day I've been pretending that it's dry shampoo, but it's not. Last night at 11pm, I dumped a pile flour onto a plate and squatted down to ...
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?
Positive Parenting: Why spatial skills matter  WMCThe words you use during playtime with your baby and toddler do matter.
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 ...
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.
Sophie Ellis Bextor insists she doesn't get parenting right all the time  Daily MailSophie Ellis-Bextor, 39, who is expecting her fifth child, has insisted she still has a lot to learn when it comes to parenting with her musician husband Richard ...
How to win at parenting: 5 ways to create happy learners  The Indian ExpressIf your child makes a mistake, explain how it can be corrected instead of calling them out for not doing it the right way.
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