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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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How "helicopter parenting" can impede children's development
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Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler makes may undermine a child's ability to manage their emotions and behavior on their ...
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Cosmos

Parenting, lemur-style
Cosmos
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 ...



KRON4

The effects of 'helicopter parenting'
KRON4
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
With this in mind, I neither support helicopter parenting (micromanaging children) nor free-range parenting. I am a fan instead of what I would like to refer to as "hybrid parenting." This, to me, makes the most sense, since it takes into account the ...
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