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Parenting Information

Putting Your Child To Bed


Are you glad for the chance to put your child to bed? Is this a great time for you and your kids or is it serious business? Is it a time in your day you look forward to, or do you have to grit your teeth to face the struggle? Bedtime is a terrific opportunity for us and our children. Spending just a few minutes with each of our children at bedtime can offer us the chance to really connect with them in ways that during the day, which is often hectic, it is much more difficult.

How To Live With Your Teenagers Untidy Room


'Whose room is it anyway?'If you have a teenager, you're no doubt familiar with the warcry of independence:'It's my room and I should be allowed to do as I please.'You hear the aggrieved voice, but for the life of you, you can't see beyondthe unmade bedthe piles of discarded clothingthe litter of booksmagazinesscattered CD coverspizza boxesand soft drinks cans.

Summer Marks the Time to Remember Active Supervision Around Family Swimming Pools


LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2005) - With Memorial Day weekend, and summer fast approaching, EMS, first responders, and water safety advocates, are bracing for the unthinkable - the unfortunate drowning accidents in backyard swimming pools that annually claim the lives of nearly 500 children under the age of five, and an estimated 2,800 "near-drowning" incidents.1The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, for every child who drowns, six more children are involved in "near-drowning" incidents - accidents that can lead to permanent neurological damage, life-long disabilities, and leaving the parents with catastrophic medical costs and years of recovery and therapy.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide: New Study Says it May Make Them Less Likely to Consider It!


This year alone, 1,600 teenagers aged 15 to 19 will die from committing suicide. Suicide among kids, once a rarity, is now a growing concern in America, and it appears that one of the best ways to keep your kids from doing it is to be a nosy parent.

Why Wont My Teens Clean Their Room?


Have you ever had this struggle with your teens? Did you get to the results that you were looking for? Did moving toward those results create an unexpected rift between you and your teen? Parents complain to me that when their teens won't do their chores and, as a result, they punish their teens, there is conflict and a damaged relationship. Parents say that they don't want their relationship with their teens to suffer.

You Goofed? Hip, Hip, Hooray!


Certainly we all want our children to excel. But it takes most kids years to find their strengths; if they don't try everything that comes their way --from kickball to spelling bees-- how will they discover their passions?One thing that parents can model is to value 'effort' and 'risk'.

If at First They Dont Succeed - What a Great Opportunity!


When kids try new things, sometimes it's a 'fit' and sometimes a struggle.So what's a parent to do when they find that a child is floundering in a new activity? What if your son is in over his head? Or your daughter is not doing as well as either of you had hoped? What if they even fail outright?Often, they're tempted to give up.

A Quiz for Parents: What Are They REALLY Learning?


Picture this. Your child comes home with a special assignment from school.

The Metamorphosis of The Brain: Raising Your child to be a Brainiac


The human brain never actually stops developing. Beginning formation in early prenatal life (just 3 weeks after conception), the brain's development is a lifelong endevour, endlessly under construction, constantly reshaping and redefining itself based on everyday life and the types of stimulation that we provide for it.

Exams Cause Stress For Parents Too


When it comes to exams, or indeed any academic work, parents feel that they should be encouraging their teen to try hard and do well. The problem is that in trying to achieve this, many parents end up causing stress either for themselves, their teen or both.

Single Mother Sanity Savers Pt. 1


Being a single mother is no easy task. I know.

Dealing with Lying: The Dos and Donts


Jason Roberts listened to his son's explanation of the missing cookies and then called him a liar. Brenda Taylor thought her three-year-old's lies were cute, so she ignored them.

Guide Your Kids! This 3-D Map Leads to Character


A tall, weary-looking mother with glasses, walked into my counseling office with her 10-year-old-daughter. The mother frowned at me and sat down.

Drinking and Driving: Will Your Child Become a Statistic?


Just two days ago, another 15-year old child was added to the overwhelming statistics of drunk-driving, related deaths. One minute, he's full of vitality and attending our local high school, the next his unsuspecting parents are identifying him in a local morgue.

Would You Know if Your Child Were Being Bullied? 4 Tips to Keep Them From Becoming a Victim


The 21st Century Problem in Schools: Bullying, and How to Keep Your Kid From Being a VictimChildren bullying other children has been an issue since there were children, and though it has often been downplayed as "part of growing up," it has always had potentially serious implications from an emotional perspective.But these days, due to a host of factors such as our society's glorification of celebrity and being popular, violence in mass media, and easy access to deadly weapons, the implications can be especially risky.

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My Kid Doesn't Want to Volunteer. Is She Hopelessly Selfish?
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What Ecology, Sociology and Parenting Can Teach Us About Scaling Company Culture
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The effects of 'helicopter parenting'
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The Atlantic

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
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The equality of parenting
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Why Choose a Side When Raising Kids? The Case for 'Hybrid Parenting'
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