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:

Perspective | When parenting becomes a religion, college admissions officers become high priests  Washington PostThe dangerous leap from kids as 'legacy' to conceiving them as our pathway to eternal life.
Getting Beyond Fair: A Parenting Challenge  The Good Men ProjectOpening our children's eyes to reality is an important part of preparing them to be giving and sympathetic.
How to Automate Parenting With IFTTT  LifehackerIFTTT, the tool that lets you automate your digital life, can help any parent whose mental load has reached max capacity—and you kind of feel like a tech ...
Jessa Duggar Is Being Put on Blast for Her Parenting Yet Again Due to This Instagram Post  The Cheat SheetJessa Duggar can't escape the critics on Instagram when it comes to her parenting. Here's why she's being shamed this time.
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.
'Unbelievably dull' parenting and school runs | Letters | Life and style  The GuardianLetters: Val Spouge disagrees with Fiona Sturges that looking after children is all-consuming and boring. Kate Dillon advocates walking to school.
Julia Roberts owns up to her strict parenting style, revealing she has BANNED social media  Daily MailJulia Roberts has owned up to her strict parenting style in a new interview, admitting that she has banned her three kids from social media, while restricting the ...
Parenting Tips: Jackfruit is great for kids as well  ABP LiveIn Parenting tips, Pawan Sinha suggests that Jackfruit should be given to kids as well. This vegetable if cooked properly, proves to be great for the children.
Parenting With A Chronic Illness Is A Stop & Start Deal  RomperWhen I walk my daughter to school each morning, I have a strict strategy that includes eating nothing beforehand and saying a little prayer to the powers that be.
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.
She Speaks: Mom receives benefits from her own parenting  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserI know I shouldn't have more chocolate. I've lectured my kids a hundred times on the pitfalls of sugar addiction. And yet, here I am, as soon as they are out of ...
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.
Meghan Markle's "California Roots" May Influence Her Parenting Style  InStyleBorn and raised in Los Angeles, “her California roots are coming through” as she prepares to welcome her first child, a friend tells PEOPLE.
Every Time Khloe Kardashian Has Been Called Out For Her Parenting Skills  The Cheat SheetSince giving birth to her daughter, True, Khloe Kardashian has been at the forefront when it comes to Internet trolls telling her how to parent her child.
Thoughtful Parenting: How to grow orchids  Steamboat Pilot & TodayIn January, W. Thomas Boyce, M.D. published “The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive.” Boyce's book is grounded ...
Video: Positive Parenting: Teen Dating Violence  KCRGAbout 33 percent of adolescents in the United States are victims of sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
The Real Cause of the College Admissions Scam? Snowplow Parenting.  FatherlyThe parents involved in the college admissions scandal don't know how to practice self-regulation and justify their bad behavior by saying it's because they love ...
Parenting: FDA approves first postpartum depression drug for new moms  The Mercury NewsBeyonce battled with it. So did Chrissy Teigen and Drew Barrymore. Many celebrity moms have recently made headlines sharing their experiences with ...
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 ...
Parenting by the numbers: How old does a child need to be to do any of these things?  Yahoo News CanadaAs parents. we often wonder how old are children should be before we let them do certain things, such as get a cellphone — I'm still on the fence on that one.
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 ...
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 ...
Ranking All The Guilts Of Modern Parenting  Esquire.co.ukSingle-use plastics? Fast fashion? Having kids in the first place? Check, check and check.
These parents named their daughter “Disney” and got mocked in a parenting thread  The LoopWhen you're having a baby, a lot of your mental space is taken up by potential names that would suit your baby best. It's also normal to think about what you'd ...
Tuberculosis in pregnancy: A timely diagnosis is critical  The Indian ExpressWorld Tuberculosis Day 2019: While treating TB in pregnancy is absolutely essential, the process can be a little tricky. Doctors and expecting mothers need to be ...
Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children  Inc.Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.
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 ...
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.
Shared parenting fight returns to Minn. Capitol  Star TribuneJacob Quade considered himself a hands-on dad to his young son and daughter. He coached and cheered on the sidelines at football games and gymnastic ...
Should there be an age limit for hands-on parenting?  WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandIn 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, ...
A SHARP LIFE: Parenting is tough on both ends  Odessa AmericanDuring the last few years it has occurred to me that there is a glaring weakness in the process of becoming an adult in this country. There are a lot of people ...
Parenting in the 21st century: Should I have another baby?  Newcastle HeraldOn New Year's Eve 2017 after a couple of drinks, I corralled my husband into the coat room of the house in which we were celebrating and told him that 2018 ...
Jools Oliver explains reason behind recent parenting struggles  HELLO!After Jools Oliver opened up about her recent sleepless nights, her latest Instagram post has now revealed the reason behind why! Earlier this week, Jools wrote ...
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 ...
Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class  UNICEFA Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.
Marilyn Heins: Children are in danger | Parenting  Arizona Daily StarI am furious that America's children and adolescents are endangered by two manufactured products —opioid drugs and e-cigarettes — all either marketed to ...
'Snowploughing' is the worrying parenting trend which can ruin your kid's life  Irish MirrorParents beware, you could be doing your little one more harm than good.
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, ...
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 ...
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.
Lots of kids could use a snowplow, helicopter, or lawnmower parent  QuartzHelicopters, snowplows, lawnmowers, drones—vehicular metaphors have been rolled out in force to describe the type of parenting being gleefully blamed for ...
Mercy Community Healthcare Offers Parenting Seminar  Williamson SourceMercy Community Healthcare is Offering a Parenting Seminar on Difficult Behaviors in Franklin.
Green Bay Parenting Expo is March 24  WBAYOne of the largest parenting expos in Wisconsin will be held at KI Convention Center.
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 ...
Americans Are Often Told to Parent Like Scandinavians. Here’s Why That's Impossible  TIMEAmerican parents are often told that they should behave more like Scandinavians, without realizing the economic realities of raising a child.
Check Out These Funny Tweets About Parenting Teens  Scary MommyIf you're the parent of a teen, first of all, *pours you a drink*. It's rough out there, right? Teens are amazing and smart and funny. They're like mini adults with ...
Living with Children: Attachment parenting is the latest postmodern parenting aberration  Tribune-ReviewSo, what do you think of attachment parenting?” My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I was worth ...
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 ...
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?
‘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.
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.
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 ...
uh-PARENT-ly | Parenting a child with limited mobility and how Microsoft is leveling the playing field  WGN Radio - ChicagoDid you see the Microsoft Super Bowl ad? It features kids with physical differences who love playing video games and who now can benefit from an adaptive ...
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.
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 ...
Nikki DeLoach Talks Parenting, Pups and Love at First Sight for Hallmark Channel's Love to the Rescue  ParadeFans of Hallmark Channel movies are very familiar with Nikki DeLoach, who was last seen in the network's Reunited at Christmas, which she also developed ...
The One Show star Alex Jones posts rare photo of son Teddy and reveals very relatable parenting moment  HELLO!The One Show star Alex Jones shared a rare photo of her son Teddy during a walk around London over the weekend. Alex is expecting her second baby.
Attachment parenting is latest postmodern parenting aberration  Atlanta Journal Constitution“So, what do you think of attachment parenting?” My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I was worth ...
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 ...
PARENTING: Curiosity can stoke the flames of passion  Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe curious are the ones with a fire in their bellies to solve a problem and find a solution. They are undaunted in pursuit of answers to the questions that others ...
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.
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 ...
Parenting in the Digital Age: Practical Strategies for Healthy Childhood  The Crozet GazetteAccording to a 2015 poll conducted by common sense media, American teens spend on average more than nine hours per day on digital devices, and 50% of ...
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 ...
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.
12 Sweet Parenting Quotes From Stephen Curry  HuffPostThe Golden State Warriors player has three adorable children.
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week (Mar. 16-22)  HuffPostKids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from ...
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.
Economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  gulfnews.comThe more the income disparity, the likelier parents are to push their kids to work hard.
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 ...
When My Mother-in-Law Visits, She Insists on Keeping Our Daughter Apart From Us.  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 ...
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 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 ...
This Is How Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Will Parent, Based on Their Zodiac Signs  PureWowWhat kind of parents will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be? Here's what we can predict about their parenting style based on their astrological signs.
'If you focus on control, you have lost the battle': how to win back your kids  The GuardianFrom screen time to teenage rebellion, it's easy to feel that children are slipping out of your grasp. Trusting your instincts can help.
Positive Parenting: Say this, not that when praising your child  WQAD MolineExperts say the best kind of praise is process praise. This means praising the effort instead of the person. For example, phrases like “I like how you tried” or ...
Kansas City Live Working through the parenting process in a divorce KCL Advertiser 3:31 PM  KSHBKANSAS CITY, MO — Roth Davies Trial Lawyers is a paid advertiser of Kansas City Live and is responsible for this *content*. Going through a divorce can be a ...
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.
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 ...
Midwest daddy-daughter hair care sessions put new spin on parenting  WRTV IndianapolisFor most dads, doing their daughter's hair doesn't come to them naturally.
Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe  The NationHow do you raise children under the ever-present threat of climate change?
How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  Chicago TribuneInequality leads to the rise of competitive parenting, which further exacerbates inequality for the next generation.
New parenting expert offers simple strategies for the stressed  Courier MailSHE is an expert in the simple tweaking of parenting techniques that bring big results.
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 ...
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.
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.
Teen couples take on parenting in the British series 'Baby Faced Mums' - Binge-watch the complete season here!  Channel 24Follow these young mums, some who haven't even left school, as they leave behind childhood and deal with the responsibility of parenthood.
How Losing Both Parents Affects My Parenting  Scary MommyThe loss of both parents will always be felt in our house, but I will try to bring my parents to life through stories.
How Economics, Child Care Policy, and Job Markets Affect Parenting Styles  FatherlyA new book suggests that economic inequality might be why you're so obsessed with buying STEM toys and over-scheduling your poor children.
You Need To Teach Your Kids To Fail. Here's How.  HuffPost"Lawn mower parenting" does more harm than good.
‘Snowplow parenting’ is preventing young adults from learning ‘basic life skills’  Global NewsSnowplow parenting is exactly what it sounds like: acting as the rescue option for your child's every need, even when they're adults.
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 ...
The government parenting program turning librarians into snitches  Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia's surveillance of single mothers on ParentsNext payments would make George Orwell twitch.
Parenting tips: Here is a workout you can do with your kid - Spend time and become healthy with your child  Times NowExercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and should be incorporated in the routine since childhood to make sure that your child stays healthy to take on ...
Winning At Home: Parenting awards - Entertainment & Life  HollandSentinel.comThe Oscars award show was last Sunday night. As usual, it was a celebration of glitz and glamour, along with a few controversial moments. Every year when I ...
Positive Parenting: Lingering Harm of Absence  9&10 NewsThe human brain takes about 25 years to fully mature, but it's the first few years of life that are developmentally critical. According to new research, a traumatic ...
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.
Does having children make you happy? It would if parenting was cheaper, study finds  Daily MailDartmouth College and Paris School of Economics researchers found that, overall, having kids makes parents unhappy - but once you factor out the costs, the ...
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 ...
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