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How To Use Positive Child Discipline


I am a single mother of a 17 year old boy. He has turned out so great.

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?


On a bright Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago, I went to South London to receive a message sent from Nigeria. As I entered the lift, I saw a couple, apparently in their early 20s, smoking marijuana while their young son sat comfortably in his push-chair.

Natural Disasters: Help Your Child Cope With The Anxiety


How on earth can you help your family cope with the anxiety and fear that natural disasters strike into the heart of everyone?In early 2005, for example, the world was rocked by the tsunami in South East Asia that killed thousands and left many homeless and orphaned.Yet, at the Edinburgh International Festival yesterday I saw a group of Sri Lankan children, all victims of this natural disaster, perform a dance routine based on a play by Shakespeare.

Pet Loss Can Be Just As Devastating!


'And all because of a damned cat! It's only a cat, for God's sake!'I'll never forget the wracking sobs of the girl sitting before me, and the disbelief on the face of the mother who uttered these words.I was a Guidance Counsellor in a city high school, and the girl's performance had slumped in recent weeks.

Parenting Your Teenager: Back to School Blues


Q: Our son has been in honors classes all through school up until his junior year last year, when his grades took a dive. What could be going on and what can we do about it?A: The cause of suddenly declining grades in school can often be found in one of seven categories.

How to Foster a Love of Reading and Writing in Your Child


The key to lifelong learning is reading and writing. When reading and wiring are a regular part of your family's life, you send your child the message that they are enjoyable, valuable and great ways to learn.

Parenting Your Teenager: The 4 Ds of Time with Family


How would you like to have more time? Of course we all want more time. There are just two problems: 1.

Parenting Your Teenager: 6 Tips for Dealing with Bad Report Cards


One of the basic issues we need to understand is that parents and teens view school very differently. This is important because often we believe that our kids look at school the same way we do.

Life Lessons Learned in My Underwear


For several years now, I've told the following story as a keynote presentation when I do speaking engagements:When our oldest son was a toddler and teething heavily, he woke up one morning at 4 screaming and crying. My wife nudged me as a reminder that it was my turn to get up with him.

Parenting Your Teenager: Ask Questions


Many parents seem to be more than a little confused about what they have a right to know about their teens.The question I often get goes something like this:"We want to know where our 16-year-old son is going to be, and who he is with.

How Can I Teach My Child To Be Responsible?


Most of us when asked what we want our children to become, we include "responsible" among other things such as happy, fulfilled and caring. We want our children to learn to make wise choices, be responsible for their actions and live responsibly.

Helping Your Child to Deal with Change


Fall marks the beginning of many new things both for our children and for us. Starting something new always means change and all of us respond to change differently.

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?


A common theme over the past 20 years has been how much children have changed from when we were growing up in terms of how they show respect. I know that for the most part in the 1960's, anyone in a position of authority commanded respect which included parents, teachers, police officers, principals, bosses, coaches and anyone else we viewed in some way as a person in authority.

Why Wont My Child Do as I Say?


In speaking with parents a comment I frequently hear is "My child won't listen!" Repeated attempts in trying to get a child to co-operate often lands on deaf ears and leaves parents feeling exhausted and helpless. Frequently we say things we later regret and become riddled with guilt.

Its OK to Say No


In the last 20 years we've all been introduced to a new style of parenting that is much more democratic than most of us experienced, growing up. Families are more child- centered than they were before, we no longer advocate spanking as an effective form of discipline, we often allow children to negotiate for privileges or things, and we're much more involved in our children's lives than most of our parents were in our lives.

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Ahead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.


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What kind of parents will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be? Here's what we can predict about their parenting style based on their astrological signs.


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Perspective | Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I'm getting there.  The Washington Post

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A titanic parenting failure  Foster's Daily Democrat

In the epic movie "Titanic," amidst crashing smokestacks and a couple million gallons of fake seawater, we root for Jack, the scrappy orphan from steerage who ...


Local teacher creates 'Wishing Pixies' kids app to help parents  WPVI-TV

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (WPVI) -- Once upon a time at Geets Diner in Williamstown, New Jersey charming children and an enchanting teacher extolled pixies over ...


Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Make the Chicken Dance” Edition  Slate

Slate's parenting podcast on exposing your kids to adult culture and talking to kids about death.


PARENTING CONNECTION: Self-Care is Non-Negotiable  WLNS

LANSING, Mi. - (WLNS)-TV). It's Parenting Connection Tuesday and 6 News is here for you with tips, strategies, and helpful reminders from local child ...


Admissions Cheating, Fake Voices, and Inuit Parenting  JSTOR Daily

Well-researched stories from NPR, The Cut, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.


Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children  Inc.

Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.


PARENTING: Curiosity can stoke the flames of passion  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The curious are the ones with a fire in their bellies to solve a problem and find a solution. They are undaunted in pursuit of answers to the questions that others ...


Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills  USA TODAY

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Positive Parenting: Green spaces, happy teens  69News WFMZ-TV

A recent survey shows almost a third of all teenagers say they're depressed and stressed, but scientists say there's an easy way to help kids relax.


Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander talks parenting and being best pitcher he can be  Fox News

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How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting  The Washington Post

These days, residents of different countries often drink the same coffee, buy clothes from the same retailers and use the same social media apps. Globalization ...


Celebrity chef creates easy kid-friendly snack hack in just 5 minutes  TODAY

Australian chef Adam Liaw, who has two children, was inspired to come up with the quick fix after seeing an article on The Onion.


Stay-at-Home Parenting Is Completely Overwhelming Me  Slate

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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting  Washington Post

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, joined On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Mari-Jane ...


Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop  The New York Times

Dad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.


Jamie Lynn Spears Opens up About What It Was Like Parenting at 17 and Being 'The Youngest Mom in the Room'  PopCulture.com

Jamie Lynn Spears had to learn about motherhood fairly early in her life. The country singer gave birth to her first daughter, Maddie, 10, in 2008 at the age of 17.


From snow plough to curling: which parenting tribe are you?  Telegraph.co.uk

Until you become a parent, you never quite know what sort you are destined to turn into. Sure, you make all sorts of promises to yourself beforehand: 'I will not ...


Why Beto O'Rourke's parenting joke backfired  CNN

By characterizing his parental role as an occasional helper to his wife rather than as an equal partner, the Democratic presidential candidate reinforced the ...


The tough choices black parents face when choosing a school for their children  The Washington Post

After a racist incident at my son's predominantly white school, I was forced to think long and hard about the trade-offs many black parents and other parents of ...


32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes  The New York Times

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On 'Queer Eye' the 'Fab Five' help grieving Rob Elrod move on  TODAY

On 'Queer Eye' season 3, the 'Fab Five' helped grieving Rob Elrod to accept help two years after his wife's death from breast cancer while honoring her.


Attachment parenting is latest postmodern parenting aberration  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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RVA Parenting: Parenting in a world of digital dangers for kids  WWBT NBC12 News

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Medford mother releases mental illness parenting book  KTVL

A Medford mother released a book about her family's experience raising a daughter with a mental illness. Author Andrea Berryman Childreth has been ...


Parent to Parent: A divorced mom considers taking on a roommate  STLtoday.com

Q: I am a recently divorced mom with two kids. Although I receive child support and work, it's still hard to pay all the bills for groceries and everything else.


The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids  The Washington Post

Parents who do everything raise kids who can't do anything.


Positive Parenting: Lingering Harm of Absence  9&10 News

The human brain takes about 25 years to fully mature, but it's the first few years of life that are developmentally critical. According to new research, a traumatic ...


The Crime of Parenting While Poor  The New Republic

New York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?


PARENTING: Encouraging children to find their passion  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Local organizations provide parenting tools to keep children safe  WKOW

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How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood  The New York Times

Today's “snowplow parents” keep their children's futures obstacle-free — even when it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries.


A Mom Tries To Tame Her 3-Year-Old's Anger Using Inuit Strategies : Goats and Soda  NPR

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Americans Are Often Told to Parent Like Scandinavians. Here’s Why That's Impossible  TIME

American parents are often told that they should behave more like Scandinavians, without realizing the economic realities of raising a child.


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Ranking All The Guilts Of Modern Parenting  Esquire.co.uk

Single-use plastics? Fast fashion? Having kids in the first place? Check, check and check.


Hands-off parenting tied to higher risk of teen gun use  Reuters

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Fatherly Podcast Episode 35: Parenting Costs Too Damn Much!  Fatherly

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Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe  The Nation

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Dr. Britten Cole's Blog: How Hiring Help with Cooking and Cleaning Has Made Me a Better Mom  PEOPLE.com

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Certain parenting behaviors may tune baby brains to angry tones  Reuters

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'Snowploughing' is the worrying parenting trend which can ruin your kid's life  Scottish Daily Record

Parents beware, you could be doing your little one more harm than good.


Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com  Reason

When all of childhood is considered college prep, desperate parents will do desperate things.


Circle of Security Parenting sees dramatic growth in trainer candidates, partnerships  SUNY Oswego

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Positive Parenting: The Power of Praise  9&10 News

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12 Sweet Parenting Quotes From Stephen Curry  HuffPost

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This Video of Lori Loughlin Giving Parenting Advice Aged… Poorly  Fatherly

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What the College Admissions Scandal Tells Us About the Problem With Parenting Today  Inc.

If going to college was the right decision for you, you may have felt intense pressure to get into a "good" school--probably even an Ivy League one.


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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger  NPR

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Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #13: How to achieve positive coparenting  WTNH.com

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Joanna Gaines' Parenting Regret and the 1 Thing That Means 'Everything' to Her  The Cheat Sheet

Former Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines talks about the surprising parenting regret she has and the most important part of her life.


The Other Atrocity In The College Admissions Scandal: Bad Parenting  WBUR

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Positive Parenting: How Play & Parents Affect Child Development  9&10 News

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Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class  UNICEF

A Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.


The 50 Most Googled Parenting Questions By State  BabyGaga

It's difficult to agree on any opinion or perspective when we're living in a nation so large we're not all even sharing the same definition of winter.


Linda Akeson McGurk explains her Scandinavian parenting philosophy  WGN TV Chicago

Linda Akeson McGurk talks about her new book "There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather" and explains her Scandinavian parenting philosophy and the ...


Glory over goodness: modern American parenting  AL.com

Actors Lori Laughlin, at left, and William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, right, are accused of using bribery to get their children into choice colleges. (Frazer ...


Kim D Drops Dirt On Teresa's Parenting Style During 'The Domenick Nati Show'  The Cheat Sheet

Kim D. throws shade at Teresa Giudice on a radio show. Find out what she had to say about her parenting, and her cheating.


5 funny-but-true parenting tips from (part-time Delco resident) Wanda Sykes  PhillyVoice.com

Celebrate the Media resident's birthday with some of her best, brightest and funniest parenting tips.


How Economics, Child Care Policy, and Job Markets Affect Parenting Styles  Fatherly

A new book suggests that economic inequality might be why you're so obsessed with buying STEM toys and over-scheduling your poor children.


How Losing Both Parents Affects My Parenting  Scary Mommy

The loss of both parents will always be felt in our house, but I will try to bring my parents to life through stories.


The five biggest parenting mistakes  WWLP.com

How to be not just the parent that you want, but the one your child needs.


Police allege parenting YouTuber starved and physically abused her children  Business Insider

Machelle Hackney was arrested for allegedly locking her seven adopted in a closet for days without food, water, or bathroom access.


Positive Parenting: Say this, not that when praising your child  WQAD Moline

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Free program for parenting  WCNC.com

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Positive Parenting: Snowplow parents  KGW.com

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My mother-in-law disapproves of my alternative parenting choices, in this week's Care and Feeding for Slate Plus members.  Slate Magazine

We've never gotten along, and now she's vocal about everything we do with our son.


Frederik Eklund on Ignoring Parenting Advice from Bethenny Frankel  PEOPLE.com

The Million Dollar Listing star shares the advice his fellow Bravo-lebrity shared with him - and the sweet nickname he gave Andy Cohen's son. By. Becky Randel.


9 Basics to Great Swim Parenting  SwimSwam

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Kansas City Live Working through the parenting process in a divorce KCL Advertiser 3:31 PM  KSHB

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Beto O’Rourke: his parenting comments show gender inequality in politics  Vox.com

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Parents continue to get creative with their culinary gender reveals. We're talking pink and blue hued cakes, milkshakes, cupcakes, candy, and even lasagna.


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Why Khloe Kardashian Defended Tristan Thompson’s Parenting Even Though He’s Rarely Seen With True Since Split  Hollywood Life

Khloe Kardashian doesn't have hope for a romantic relationship with Tristan Thompson, but still defends their co-parenting relationship for one reason only.


Shelton family headed to Shark Tank for positive parenting invention  WTNH.com

They tested their luck in the tank and now a Shelton family is getting their pitch picked up by the Sharks!


How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry  Inc.

How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry.


Sexless Marriage? Got Kids? Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage  Psychology Today

When you're unhappy in your traditional marriage but you have kids, you may not have to divorce. There's a newer alternative called a Parenting Marriage worth ...


Soccer Dad May Have Pulled Off the Most Hilarious Parenting Hack of All Time  TIME

This rad dad and soccer fan figured out a way to enjoy an Atlanta United Football Club game while entertaining his young daughter.


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