Parenting Information


Parenting Information

Am I Really A Stroller-Monger?


I was reading "A Modern Infant Armada", a humor column in Maclean's Magazine written by a fellow humor columnist. Writing about it now is a bit like a painter painting another painter or a singer singing about another singer (but it not like a cook cooking another cook.

Birth of a Parent


So you're pregnant. Congratulations! Your life is about to change in ways you might find unthinkable (and we're not even talking about the surrender of your once slim waistline to proportions most comparable to that of a Dr.

Life Stuck In Fast Forward


the woes of being a parent of an ADHD child..

Power Foods for a Powerful School Lunch


There isn't a school day that goes by that I worry about my son's lunch. Of course, I ask myself the usual questions: Is he eating what he has in the bag? Will he trade his apple for a cookie? Will the school lunch he's ordering once a week be nutritious? He's a kid! He's not a fussy eater, but there are plenty of days that he has come home with a bag full of food.

How to Raise Creative Kids


"Where did he come up with that?" Kids often amaze us with their imaginative ideas, and we should give ourselves a pat on the back for playing a role in this development. Innovative thinking is essential for success in school and in life, and it's our job as parents to nurture our kids' innate desire to be creative.

Twin and Multiple Births are on the Rise


Did you know that the number of twin births have more than doubled since the early 1970s? Today, about one of every 35 births in the United States are twins. Even more significant is the number of triplet and higher multiple births which have increased 200 percent over the last three decades.

Mommies and Me Special Time


Creating and making special memories with your child is very important, especially for your child's development.Special memories also help build a relationship with your child that will last a lifetime.

Children's Birthday Party Planning: When and When Not to Have a Big Party


Age 1: Invite only family members and close friends only because this birthday is more for the parents than for the child. At age 1, a child doesn't understand the concept of "Birthday Party.

The Ten Things That Successful Parents Do


1. They are leaders as well as parents.

5 Steps to Raising an Optimistic Child


I had just completed a session with 17-year old Julie who suffered from severe depression. Julie believed she was a total failure and would never be able to change anything in her life.

Really Good News About Your Children's Video Games


Research published by University of Rochester neuroscientists C. Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier has grabbed national attention for suggesting that playing "action" video and computer games has positive effects - enhancing student's visual selective attention.

How Kids Learn To Cooperate In Video Games -- A Guide for Parents and Teachers


A great many parents are concerned that the electronic games their kids play are teaching the kids "negative" messages such as aggression, violence, and isolation from real people. I want to illustrate here how computer and video game playing, can have positive effects on kids.

What the Matter Is


When my oldest boy was really young, he tickled my mother with that phrase. I would ask him, "What's the matter?" and he would answer me, "Well, what the matter is.

Saving Money on Preschool: Readiness Skills Needed for Kindergarten


As a mom of 4 who's youngest child is about to start Kindergarten this Fall, I'd like to share with you some things I've learned about Preschool over the last ten years, along with a list of readiness skills every child can be learning at home - whether attending Preschool or not.Preschools, especially those taught in a church environment, are a wonderful resource that help prepare children for regular school.

Children are People, Not Machines


When growing up, my father frequently reminded me to "pay attention to the details." That saying became very real to me in the area of parenting.

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What Factors Are Associated with Positive Parenting?
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A recent study has found that positive parenting is related to certain characteristics of both the mother and the child; and when controlling for maternal factors, only child's affection (e.g., infant sharing positive feelings and expressions with ...



Fatherly

Helicopter Parenting is My Dangerous Dad Default Mode
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I understand that helicopter parenting is detrimental to kids' development. Kids need time to play and explore on their own. (Parents need time to have relationships.) Children need room to fail and succeed and additional space in which they can learn ...



NPR

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do - NPR
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Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are ...
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Prince William Times

Co-op extension offers parenting help
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Parenting doesn't come with a handbook so the Prince William Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, is offering classes to help parents in all stages of child rearing. Experts leading the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, or ...



The Tribune

Ready reckoners on parenting
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She has authored Parenteen based not just on her own experience but also on her her mother's, who influenced her parenting greatly. The topics that she touches reverberate with parents of every modern adolescent. The best part is that the book ...



Slate Magazine

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Forbes

Parenting The College Applicant As An Admission Dean
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What wisdom will I gain about both my career and my parenting as I brave college admission as a dad—will it be full of the angst and complexity that I often hear of, or will it simply make me better at my jobs? While time will tell, I asked admission ...



Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Finding the middle ground of parenting: Your letters to the editor for July 15
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... not knowing where or if my child was OK. I think I'll continue being the in-between parent. At least then, I'll have some remaining sanity and a glass of wine by the end of the night; you know, to make up for my mediocre parenting skills as I float ...



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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week — 7/13 | Babble
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Parenting going into overdrive? Don't sweat the summer holidays
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It's just typical. The enthralling World Cup is over and the glorious weather is on the turn: cue the school summer holidays. Whilst “the youngs” have been sweltering this hottest of summer terms, parents have been dreading this moment: making and ...


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