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Meningitis and Septicaemia


Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by either a virus or bacteria.

What Might Surprise You About Childhood Obesity


The formula is pretty straightforward: energy in/energy out. This is the term nutritionists use to describe the intended balance between calories consumed and calories burned.

Kids and Sports: Fundamentals First


Would you hand a child calculus problems once she was able to count to ten? A geometry text when he began to recognize shapes? War and Peace as soon as she could recite her ABCs? Of course not! Not only is it preposterous to have such expectations of a child, but also it sets up the child for failure - and, most likely, a dread of and distaste for calculus, geometry, and reading.Yet all too many children are enrolled in gymnastics, karate, dance classes, and organized sports before they've mastered such basic movements as bending and stretching, walking with correct posture, and bouncing and catching a ball.

The Muffed Dance


Teri was 5. As younger siblings do, she looked up to her older sister, the dancer, in a big way.

Eye-Opening Questions for Working Parents to Ask


I remember watching my 18-month-old son eat a big frosted cookie while I was carrying him out of the bakery. I asked him, "Can you give mommy a bite?" He leaned over and gently bit me on the cheek.

Who Are You When the Professional In You Meets Baby?


Are you a professional?Notice how the questions differs from, "Do you have a profession?"To enter a profession, you invested an enormous amount of time, energy and money. Then you put great effort into earning the respect of clients and colleagues.

Teach Children The Skills Of Optimism


Optimists do better academically, socially and enjoy better health than pessimists.Helping your child look on the bright side is a significant life skill to develop.

Teach Your Children How To Resolve Conflict Without Using Anger Or Power


Teaching kids to deal with conflict effectively and peacefully is perhaps the biggest challenge facing adults today. Children's disagreements both at home and at school can be noisy, physical and psychologically hurtful.

Raising a Tobacco-Free Kid


We begin forming healthy habits at a young age. With all that we know about smoking, it is astounding that young people will still take that first puff of a cigarette just to see what it is like.

Labeling is Disabling: Achieving Congruent Communication


A small town, somewhere in the world, was managed by a town council of seven or eight members. The council normally met once a week.

Why A Father Is Not A Dad


It can be said that any man who procreates is a father, whether present in that child's life or not. While this is technically true, it really takes a man to be a dad!There is nothing more insulting than a cavalier man thinking he has every right in the world to see the child he helped to create, but was never there for him or her.

Why Consistency Is The Key To Raising Well-behaved Kids


Being consistent when children are less than perfect can make you feel dreadful. However consistency is one of the most important elements in the relationship with your children, but it is the one most frequently overlooked.

Is Your Child Becoming A Praise Junkie?


Do you praise your child when he fulfils a basic bodily function? Do you praise your child for obeying the laws of gravity? Do you give praise for simple socialisation procedures that your child practises every day?No, you say. Have you ever praised your child for finishing all his meal? Ever praised a child for staying on his bike or perhaps staying vertical on roller-blades? Ever praised a toddler for their terrific smile and fantastic manners?In the last few decades parents in many parts of the world including the US.

The Secrets To Improving Childrens Behaviour


Most parents at some stage are driven to distraction by one or more of their children's annoying habits or behaviours, whether it is a toddler who continually whines, a school-aged child who leaves clothes lying around or a teenager who uses a less than pleasant vocabulary.How to affect change is a challenge for many parents.

Five Ways To Build Super-Strong Relationships With Your Children


One of the questions I ask in parenting presentations is "How do you show your children you love them?"Participants usually cite verbal and physical ways of showing affection as the most common means of showing love. These ways work well for children of certain age groups and children with those relational preferences, but how do you relate to a child or young person who becomes a 'conversational clam' or one who doesn't like physical closeness?Conversely, it is easy to miss the relational signs of children if their ways of relating fit outside our frame of reference.

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Ahead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.


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The 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.


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Did 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 ...


Should there be an age limit for hands-on parenting?  fox8.com

In 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, ...


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What 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.


The Family Fun Pack Has the Potential to Make Parenting Great Again  Fatherly

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Perspective | Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I'm getting there.  The Washington Post

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A titanic parenting failure  Foster's Daily Democrat

In 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 ...


Local teacher creates 'Wishing Pixies' kids app to help parents  WPVI-TV

WILLIAMSTOWN, 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  Slate

Slate's parenting podcast on exposing your kids to adult culture and talking to kids about death.


PARENTING CONNECTION: Self-Care is Non-Negotiable  WLNS

LANSING, Mi. - (WLNS)-TV). It's Parenting Connection Tuesday and 6 News is here for you with tips, strategies, and helpful reminders from local child ...


Admissions Cheating, Fake Voices, and Inuit Parenting  JSTOR Daily

Well-researched stories from NPR, The Cut, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.


Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children  Inc.

Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.


PARENTING: Curiosity can stoke the flames of passion  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The 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 ...


Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills  USA TODAY

The college admissions scandal can be linked with a pattern of over-parenting, The New York Times/Morning Consult poll shows.


Positive Parenting: Green spaces, happy teens  69News WFMZ-TV

A recent survey shows almost a third of all teenagers say they're depressed and stressed, but scientists say there's an easy way to help kids relax.


Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander talks parenting and being best pitcher he can be  Fox News

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How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  The Washington Post

These days, residents of different countries often drink the same coffee, buy clothes from the same retailers and use the same social media apps. Globalization ...


Celebrity chef creates easy kid-friendly snack hack in just 5 minutes  TODAY

Australian chef Adam Liaw, who has two children, was inspired to come up with the quick fix after seeing an article on The Onion.


Stay-at-Home Parenting Is Completely Overwhelming Me  Slate

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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting  Washington Post

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, joined On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Mari-Jane ...


Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop  The New York Times

Dad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.


Jamie Lynn Spears Opens up About What It Was Like Parenting at 17 and Being 'The Youngest Mom in the Room'  PopCulture.com

Jamie Lynn Spears had to learn about motherhood fairly early in her life. The country singer gave birth to her first daughter, Maddie, 10, in 2008 at the age of 17.


From snow plough to curling: which parenting tribe are you?  Telegraph.co.uk

Until 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 ...


Why Beto O'Rourke's parenting joke backfired  CNN

By characterizing his parental role as an occasional helper to his wife rather than as an equal partner, the Democratic presidential candidate reinforced the ...


The tough choices black parents face when choosing a school for their children  The Washington Post

After 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 ...


32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes  The New York Times

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On 'Queer Eye' the 'Fab Five' help grieving Rob Elrod move on  TODAY

On '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.


Attachment parenting is latest postmodern parenting aberration  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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RVA Parenting: Parenting in a world of digital dangers for kids  WWBT NBC12 News

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Medford mother releases mental illness parenting book  KTVL

A Medford mother released a book about her family's experience raising a daughter with a mental illness. Author Andrea Berryman Childreth has been ...


Parent to Parent: A divorced mom considers taking on a roommate  STLtoday.com

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The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids  The Washington Post

Parents who do everything raise kids who can't do anything.


Positive Parenting: Lingering Harm of Absence  9&10 News

The 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 ...


The Crime of Parenting While Poor  The New Republic

New York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?


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Americans Are Often Told to Parent Like Scandinavians. Here’s Why That's Impossible  TIME

American parents are often told that they should behave more like Scandinavians, without realizing the economic realities of raising a child.


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Single-use plastics? Fast fashion? Having kids in the first place? Check, check and check.


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Fatherly Podcast Episode 35: Parenting Costs Too Damn Much!  Fatherly

Economist Richard Reeves and financial coach Jacquette Simmons discuss what to expect when you're a parenting expecting to go broke.


Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe  The Nation

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Dr. Britten Cole's Blog: How Hiring Help with Cooking and Cleaning Has Made Me a Better Mom  PEOPLE.com

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Certain parenting behaviors may tune baby brains to angry tones  Reuters

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'Snowploughing' is the worrying parenting trend which can ruin your kid's life  Scottish Daily Record

Parents beware, you could be doing your little one more harm than good.


Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  Reason

When all of childhood is considered college prep, desperate parents will do desperate things.


Circle of Security Parenting sees dramatic growth in trainer candidates, partnerships  SUNY Oswego

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Positive Parenting: The Power of Praise  9&10 News

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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.


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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger  NPR

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Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #13: How to achieve positive coparenting  WTNH.com

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Joanna Gaines' Parenting Regret and the 1 Thing That Means 'Everything' to Her  The Cheat Sheet

Former Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines talks about the surprising parenting regret she has and the most important part of her life.


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Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class  UNICEF

A Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.


The 50 Most Googled Parenting Questions By State  BabyGaga

It'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.


Linda Akeson McGurk explains her Scandinavian parenting philosophy  WGN TV Chicago

Linda Akeson McGurk talks about her new book "There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather" and explains her Scandinavian parenting philosophy and the ...


Glory over goodness: modern American parenting  AL.com

Actors Lori Laughlin, at left, and William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, right, are accused of using bribery to get their children into choice colleges. (Frazer ...


Kim D Drops Dirt On Teresa's Parenting Style During 'The Domenick Nati Show'  The Cheat Sheet

Kim D. throws shade at Teresa Giudice on a radio show. Find out what she had to say about her parenting, and her cheating.


5 funny-but-true parenting tips from (part-time Delco resident) Wanda Sykes  PhillyVoice.com

Celebrate the Media resident's birthday with some of her best, brightest and funniest parenting tips.


How Economics, Child Care Policy, and Job Markets Affect Parenting Styles  Fatherly

A new book suggests that economic inequality might be why you're so obsessed with buying STEM toys and over-scheduling your poor children.


How Losing Both Parents Affects My Parenting  Scary Mommy

The loss of both parents will always be felt in our house, but I will try to bring my parents to life through stories.


The five biggest parenting mistakes  WWLP.com

How to be not just the parent that you want, but the one your child needs.


Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children  Business Insider

Machelle Hackney was arrested for allegedly locking her seven adopted in a closet for days without food, water, or bathroom access.


Positive Parenting: Say this, not that when praising your child  WQAD Moline

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Positive Parenting: Snowplow parents  KGW.com

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We've never gotten along, and now she's vocal about everything we do with our son.


Frederik Eklund on Ignoring Parenting Advice from Bethenny Frankel  PEOPLE.com

The Million Dollar Listing star shares the advice his fellow Bravo-lebrity shared with him - and the sweet nickname he gave Andy Cohen's son. By. Becky Randel.


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Beto O’Rourke: his parenting comments show gender inequality in politics  Vox.com

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Parents continue to get creative with their culinary gender reveals. We're talking pink and blue hued cakes, milkshakes, cupcakes, candy, and even lasagna.


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Why Khloe Kardashian Defended Tristan Thompson’s Parenting Even Though He’s Rarely Seen With True Since Split  Hollywood Life

Khloe Kardashian doesn't have hope for a romantic relationship with Tristan Thompson, but still defends their co-parenting relationship for one reason only.


Shelton family headed to Shark Tank for positive parenting invention  WTNH.com

They tested their luck in the tank and now a Shelton family is getting their pitch picked up by the Sharks!


How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry  Inc.

How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry.


Sexless Marriage? Got Kids? Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage  Psychology Today

When you're unhappy in your traditional marriage but you have kids, you may not have to divorce. There's a newer alternative called a Parenting Marriage worth ...


Soccer Dad May Have Pulled Off the Most Hilarious Parenting Hack of All Time  TIME

This rad dad and soccer fan figured out a way to enjoy an Atlanta United Football Club game while entertaining his young daughter.


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