Parenting Information


Parenting Information

Where Is Your Homework, Lisa?


Is Homework Really That Important?Dear Friends,I no longer teach in public schools, but for what seems like 100 years, I did. During my long career, I did the best I knew how to do at the time, based on where I was in life, and what I had learned about teaching.

Parenting Your Teenager: How to Build Trust


``Mom, can I go to the mall with my friend Jenny?''``No, not after you came home late last night.''``Well, everyone else gets to.

Parenting Your Teenager: 7 Tips for Back to School Success


Blink. That's all we did, blink, and summer is ending and a new school year is beginning.

Parenting Your Teenager: 4 Dangerous Myths


MYTH: All teens have to rebel, and the teen years will be miserable years for a family.REALITY: Teens do have to separate from their parents and families.

Parenting Your Teenager: 3 More Dangerous Myths


MYTH: If you have not parented as well as you would have liked up until now, it's too late to try anything different.REALITY: This is one of those seductive little lies that sounds so close to the truth.

Back to School Success Tips


Q. With the school year just beginning, what can we do as parents to help make this a successful year for our teen-ager and our family?A.

MORAL ARMORS Irrational Parenting, Part II


Handing Down Malignancy.Children may begin bright and eager to face the world, but are often inundated with the conditioning of their fear-ridden predecessors speaking of lost dreams-taken by no one in particular.

Trip, Trip, Trip... Here Is Your Night Visitor Again!


Night Visits From Your ChildIn the middle of the night you hear, trip, trip, trip and your bedroom door opens. It's not hard to imagine who it is and when you feel your little one climbing into your bed, you are sure.

In Defense of the Jelly Bean


Should a parent give a child a tangible reward when he or she has behaved properly or performed some important task such as doing homework, or helping around the house? Understandably, many parents are hesitant to use incentives, such as prizes, or food treats, to influence their children, especially considering the negative comments by some, but not all, contemporary parenting experts. For many parents, giving their children rewards feels like bribery and to them, should be thus avoided.

Parenting Confidence - Who Needs It?


It used to strike me as odd - but really, it makes perfect sense.If you are a regular flier, or have flown recently, you'll know what I mean.

Moms - Get More Energy Now


Let's be honest! When it comes to parenting, men expect their wives or partners to do the lion's share.There are signs that we're moving toward a more enlightened age in which ALL parents play their part.

Responsible Fatherhood - A Unique And Irreplaceable Role!


Something happened the other day that made me feel uneasy. Yet I shouldn't have felt that way!My wife had left for work and I was hanging the washing out to dry.

STOP Parental Alienation Syndrome before It Gets a Chance to START


Parental Alienation Syndrome was probably first identified and codified by Dr. Richard Gardner in his book of the same name.

Parenting Your Teenager: How to Say NO!


Q: Whenever we tell my daughter "no," she just bugs and pesters until we give in. I know it's wrong to give in, but she makes things so unpleasant that we give in just to make peace.

Whats in a Name?


My cousin boasts five names and I confess that when I was younger that irritated me enormously. Worse than that, my sole middle name is Norman, just as my father's was before me, and his father before him.

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