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Parenting Information

Resilient, Confident Kids - 10 Ways to Promote Resilience in Children


Do your children have a McChildhood? Do they experience the type of childhood that may satisfy them in the short-term as their immediate needs are met, but in the long-term, leaves them ill-equipped to deal with some of the curve balls that are thrown their way?The emergence of indoor playgrounds is an example of the lengths we go to not only provide a sanitised life for kids but to ensure that they never get bored (or even get wet and cold when they play)!It helps sometimes to stand back and take stock of the type of childhood that we provide for our kids.Here are 10 elements of a childhood that promotes resilience in children and young people.

Picky Eaters - Successful Strategies Part 1


What is in a name?The answer is everything!Jo J. of Victoria, Texas said that her son was a very picky eater between the ages of four and six and refused to eat many of the dishes she made, until she discovered the art of renaming recipes.

Strong-willed Kids: Raising a Spirited Child


Sometimes a change of perspective can make a huge difference for parents when their children's behaviour worries them. This point was evident recently when I was involved in a minor disagreement with one of my daughters.

Puberty - Get Ready to Play the Puberty Game


Puberty can be a difficult time for children. Not quite kids anymore and not really adolescents they are caught in the middle in type of limbo.

Is Your Child Having Trouble in School?


Did you know that the school system is only able to meet 50% of student learning needs?That's right! - only 50% of the student population is in an environment at school which enables them to be successful learners.The reason for this is not because of bad teachers.

Are You Reading to Your Kids?


Over a number of years there have been issues raised concerning the literacy levels of eight year old children in schools. The number not meeting minimum literacy levels was almost at 30% only a few years ago.

Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!


Do you feel like someone has abducted your sweet, innocent child and replaced them with a monster? Are you confused that somehow you have gone from knowing everything as a parent, to knowing absolutely nothing? Welcome to being a parent of a preteen/teenager. It is a brave new world.

Homeschooling --- A Superior Education For Your Child


Home-schooling provides children with a superior education. Parents can quickly teach most kids the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic using excellent, creative, learn-to-read, or learn-math books, programs, or computer learning software.

Valuable Parenting Tip


Very often, new parents rely on a parenting tip or two which is passed to them by their own folks, who are now grandparents and usually have plenty of reliable advice to share. If this sort of parenting tip and advice is not available however, new parents could run into all sorts of problems while trying to raise a healthy baby.

A Good Preschool Idea


The successful preschool idea behind many successful preschool learning centers is thorough all round planning and well-chosen staff members. Any preschool idea that does not begin with sound financial planning and in-depth budgeting knowledge will probably fail.

10 Signs That Your Teen Is Using Drugs


Did you know that over 75% of teens aged 16-17 report that obtaining marijuana is "easy or fairly easy?" Or that 25% of youths between 12 and 17 say the same of crack?When children start using drugs they usually exhibit many different signs that parents need to watch out for. Unfortunately, many parents often write-off these signs as normal adolescent behavior and as a result they don't realize that their child is into drugs until it is too late.

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy? How Character Building Charts Keep You Sane


Who lives in your house? Are they driving you "crazy?" Do you have a Winnie the Whiner, a Sammy the Slacker, or a Bubba the Bully? Perhaps you've yelled, you've lectured, and you've even spanked to get your Winnie to stop whining, your Sammy to do his chores, and your Bubba to stop hurting his little brother. How can you get your Peter the Cheater to play fair, your Larry the Liar to tell the truth or your Tilly the Tattle to mind her own business? Our greatest task as parents is to raise children with strong healthy characters.

Parenting: The Road I Chose


Tripping over the shoes and toys that seem to clutter my living room floor on a constant basis, just seems to be part of the game of parenting. I realize it doesn't have to be that way.

Invented Spelling --- Another Alice-in-Wonderland Public-School Theory


As part of the whole-language (or "balanced") reading-instruction philosophy, many public schools now teach what they call "invented" or "creative" spelling. Under this theory of spelling, teachers believe that forcing a child to spell a word correctly thwarts the child's "creativity.

Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is making the problem of cheating, low academic standards, and public schools lying to parents, even worse. Under this Act, the Department of Education now requires students to pass standardized tests.

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Psychology Today (blog)

The Power of Yes in Parenting
Psychology Today (blog)
(2013) provided strong evidence that one's own tendency to manifest dark traits was significantly related to one's perceptions of having parents who were emotionally cold and non-supportive, suggesting that there is a link between parenting and the ...



The Mercury News

The internet schools Piers Morgan after he slams Bond for parenting
The Mercury News
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E! Online

Meghan Markle Practices Parenting Skills With 5-Year-Old Boy in Awe of Prince Harry's Beard
Entertainment Tonight
Meghan Markle Practices Parenting Skills With 5-Year-Old Boy in Awe of Prince Harry's Beard. By Desiree Murphy‍ 10:01 AM PDT, October 17, 2018. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got a little taste of what ...
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Good parenting starts with healthy parents
NewsOK.com
Parenting does not come naturally to everyone, but you can learn from others who've made the journey. Jaimie Sullivan is one of those persons. I met her years ago. She was an Oklahoma mom with three children, ages 9 to 19, and she authored a blog ...



Chicago Parent

5 can't-miss parenting podcasts
Chicago Parent
Unsure of how to handle tricky situations with your kids? Maybe you just need reassurance that you're not alone in this parenting gig. Podcasts are a helpful and convenient way to get advice, tips and information from both experts and other parents in ...

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PARENTING: What authenticity is not
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Helping our kids learn to become self-aware, discover their interests, develop a sense of identity and then ultimately live authentically are noble goals but, in the quest for authenticity, we are wise to understand what it is not. Authenticity is not ...



ScritchSpot: A New App That Makes Pet Parenting Easier, Even More Fun
PR Newswire (press release)
ScritchSpot combines everything you need to make pet parenting easy and fun in one online destination. Pet parents can visit the website or download the app to find the perfect pet to adopt, learn about dog training and cat behavior, post pet photos ...

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Letter: Proper parenting lies beyond number of days
The Columbus Dispatch
I respond to the Sept. 26 op-ed column “Ohio family courts compound damage of divorce,” by Donald C. Hubin, chair of Ohio National Parents Organization. Domestic-relations courts in Ohio are required to have a “standard” parenting time order for ...



BP News

Beth Moore: Parenting goal focused on Jesus
BP News
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Beth Moore's primary parenting goal was for her daughters to know Jesus is everything, the popular Bible teacher told the audience at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2018 national conference.



PEOPLE.com

Kristen Bell Shares Her Most Helpful Parenting Tip (You Only Need One Finger to Implement It!)
PEOPLE.com
The Good Place actress, 38, recently opened up about the biggest parenting tip she received in her early days of motherhood, revealing that she has implemented the “one-finger rule” in her household. “My toddler is incredibly destructive and wants to ...
Kristen Bell's Parenting Tip For Curious Toddlers Is A Simple & Genius Game-ChangerRomper

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