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Parenting Information

Marriages May End But Families Are Forever


It was at that time when our marriage was falling apart and we completely hated each other when we needed to work constructively as parents, as our child's world was crumbling too.I have been divorced for over five years now and have a beautiful eleven year old daughter.

Stop Lying NOW


Do you have a consistent problem with your child lying to you, even though he or she is normally a "good" child? Sometimes the lies are even about things that don't really matter or your child continues to lie in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary?It is my firm belief that we will not end lying behavior in our children until we take away the consequences for telling the truth. This is a concept explored in greater detail within Nancy Buck's book, Peaceful Parenting.

Spelling Games


The following spelling games can be used by parents to reinforce spelling in children:SPELLING GAME 1: USE BOARD GAMES, SUCH AS MONOPOLYPlay any game that is normally played with dice with the child -- Monopoly, for example. The parent can continue to move her token forward in the normal way by throwing the dice, but the child must orally spell a word to move forward.

Responding to Criticism Without Being Defensive


In an actual war, to be attacked means to have our survival threatened. Thus, we might chose between surrender, withdrawal, or counterattack.

How Children Learn


Nurture and TeachThe single most important thing caregivers can do for a child is provide a nurturing environment. By doing this, we influence children's brain development and their ability to learn.

Five Tips for Successful Grandparenting


1. Boundaries are necessary for control and safety.

Fuzzy Names, Sweet Names


As with everything, names go through cycles of change with passing generations. I also tend to think that names have improved immensely since the first Elmas, Minervas, Bufords, and Alfreds graced the baby's room wearing appropriate nametags on their cribs.

Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting


Researched through personal experience!Budget Your Money. Even if you are living paycheck to paycheck like most of us, knowing how much money goes to where can be a big help.

Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem


Much has been said about the "gifted child" but in truth every child is born with unlimited potential. As expressed so well by Orison Marden:"Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

Parents Dealing with Worry and Fear


Dear Vijay,I worry about not being a good parent. My daughter Tracy is six and my son Michael is four.

Lets Read! The Benefits of Reading to Your Children


Parents, when you help your children learn to read, you help them open the door to a big, exciting world. As a parent, you can begin an endless learning chain like this: You read to your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally, they read for their own information or pleasure.

Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children


Parents of hyperactive children know the "Would you please just settle down?!" phrase well, and likely use it on a regular basis.There are a number of tips to help parents settle their hyperactive child down.

The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid Them: Top 5 Internet Safety Tips


The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid ThemDid you know1 out of 5 kids has been sexually solicited online1 out of 4 kids has been sent a picture of naked people or people having sex onlinethat May 21, 2002 there was the first death of a child linked directly to an Internet Predator?Parents' biggest concern about the Internet used to be pornography, but there is definitely a greater fear today.You have probably taught your child not to talk to strangers, and in many situations, they would remember this.

Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content


The Internet, is magnificent in its resources for families. Educational resources abound.

Nurtured by Love or Matured by Nature?


"There is nothing new under the sun," states Ecclesiastes 1:9. This is certainly true of the nature-nurture debate, the modern name for the ageless argument about the importance of learning in the development of the child.

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How "helicopter parenting" can impede children's development
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Cosmos

Parenting, lemur-style
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A new study has shown that male lemurs' androgen levels actually increase as they engage in child care behaviours. Anthropologists Stacey Tecot, one of the authors of the new study, suspects the spike may instead be linked instead to protective parenting.



The Sun

What is snowplough or lawnmower parenting, where does the term come from and how does it affect children's ...
The Sun
This style of parenting is when mums and dads remove any difficulty from their child's path – similar to pushing snow out of a path. This could be when a parent bribes a teacher to let their child on a sports team, or pays someone to write an essay for ...
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Dad's Comic Strip Captures 'The Weirdness' Of Parenting
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“Daddy Daze” follows the adventures of a divorced dad named Paul who juggles his stay-at-home job with co-parenting his young son Angus. The comic is loosely based on the artist's own experiences as the father of a now-8-year-old boy. “I was looking ...

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Slate Magazine

My Kid Doesn't Want to Volunteer. Is She Hopelessly Selfish?
Slate Magazine
Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@gmail.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. Dear Care and Feeding,. My family is involved in a certain amount of charity ...



Forbes

What Ecology, Sociology and Parenting Can Teach Us About Scaling Company Culture
Forbes
Here's the key to understanding the importance of company culture and how to scale it: corporations are people. I don't mean that in the legalistic way we've been arguing about since the late 19th Century. I mean it in the self-evident way that a ...



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The effects of 'helicopter parenting'
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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A new report is revealing that over-controlling parents are causing a lot of damage to their children's ability to manage their well-being. A years-long study examined effects of so-called "helicopter parents." The study looked ...



The Atlantic

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
The Atlantic
Caroline Fraser's recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of Little House on the Prairie, describes the exceptionally ad hoc parenting style of 19th-century frontier parents, who stashed babies on the open doors of ovens for warmth and ...



The equality of parenting
Lexology
In the week after Father's Day in the UK, insurance provider Aviva commissioned a report into Shared Parental Leave (SPL) polling 1,000 fathers and 1,000 mothers with children aged 16 and under nationwide. Despite the legislation on SPL being in force ...



U.S. News & World Report

Why Choose a Side When Raising Kids? The Case for 'Hybrid Parenting'
U.S. News & World Report
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