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Parenting Your Teenager: What Teens Say About Parents


What's hard for teenagersHaving people who don't understand you trying to control you.Parents not understanding the things you have to deal with.

Loving Your Step-Children


Loving your step-child can be both simple and hard. It is not enough for parents, step parents and extended family to feel a deep glow of love for the children in your circle of influence.

Playful Parenting - More than Just Fun and Games


Early childhood educators have called play "children's work". Many parents believe their children should be doing something more productive than merely having fun.

Does Sexual Abuse Usually Occur Just Once?


Your daughter tells you that Uncle Charley has touched her bottom and she doesn't like to sit on his lap anymore! Should you believe your child? Yes.Your initial reaction is to confront Uncle Charley, who tells you that your child is making it up and even if it did happen, he will never do it again.

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?


Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse victims never report the crime or get help in coming to grips with this life-changing trauma.

How to Create an Attitude of Cooperation


Having been a parent educator and a PBS consultant for Ready to Learn for many years, I have had the unique opportunity to work with Head Start families, Child Care Providers, and parents as well as schools, organizations, and teachers all over the world just like you.YES YOU ARE A TEACHER.

How to Make Kids More Likeable?


Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent more than the plaintive cry "nobody likes me" or "I don't have any friends." We wish there were something we could do to insure our child will be, if not the most popular, at least included in the games on the playground.

Is My Child Lazy?


Is there a difference between lazy and unmotivated? Why do some children move as if in slow motion? Is this normal or are they just trying to irritate you? You may be surprised to learn that a great many factors come into play when a child appears to be lazy; stage of growth, hormones, hunger, motivation, lack of clear directions and maybe even sleep deprivation.I have never taught my workshop of "Kids, Chores & More" when there hasn't been at least two parents of 11 year old boys lamenting that their sons are so lazy.

Normal and Logical Consequences


Successful parents have learned to be both firm and kind at the same time. They set boundaries and work with their children to help them understand that they will follow through with appropriate action if inappropriate behavior continues.

Personal Responsibility: What It Means and Whose Job is It?


"How many times do I have to tell you to clean your room?" Why should a child keep his room neat? Many children say they don't care whether it is neat or dirty, so why should it matter to anyone else? Unless it is a health or safety hazard, or things are getting lost and broken? Then comes the age old question, "What is neat?" The answer certainly differs with a ten year old child and a thirty five year old Mom. Who is setting the standard of how clean a room must be to be acceptable.

Blended Families Can Be Successful


Many families today are blending members from past relationships. It would be easy to give up when faced with all the conflicting methods of parenting and discipline that come to a family who has joined forces together.

Ten Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends


Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more than the plaintive cry "nobody likes me" or"I don't have any friends." We wish there were something we could do to insure the child will be, if not the most popular, at least included in the games on the playground.

Time Out for Adults


"Get down from the table top right now! What are you doing? Floors are for standing on, tables are for eating. You need a time out, young lady.

Use Encouragement Instead of Criticism to Help Children Improve


Criticism is punitiveOur children judge themselves on the opinions we have of them. When we use harsh words, demeaning adjectives or a sarcastic tone of voice, we literally strip a child's core of self-confidence and make them less likely to try to please us.

Water! Water Everywhere!


What one word best sums up summer fun? Water. I bet your favorite memories as a child involved getting wet, running through sprinklers on a sweltering afternoon, water fights in the backyard, wading at the beach, playing on the slip & slide, and skipping rocks across the river.

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Cornell Researcher Finds Intensive Parenting Style Popular Across Socioeconomic Groups  Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

According to Cornell researcher Patrick Ishizuka, intensive parenting has become a dominant parenting style across socioeconomic groups.


Weird Parenting Wins author Hillary Frank on why parents should trust their instincts  The Globe and Mail

The creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time has collected hundreds of tricks from parents around the world in her new book.


Warning: lawnmower parenting harms kids;results in college students who can't make decisions  Miami's Community Newspapers

I have to admit this, during a recent substitute teaching assignment, I came across something scarier and more disturbing than a Lawnmower Parent – A ...


First 5 of Mendocino: January is positive parenting awareness month  Ukiah Daily Journal

Triple P Mendocino, a program of FIRST 5 Mendocino, is celebrating January as Positive Parenting Awareness Month. FIRST 5 Mendocino's mission is “We ...


Intensive (often impossible) parenting is all the rage  Futurity: Research News

Regardless of their education, income, or race, most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, ...


Expert offers tips for positive parenting - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station  CBS 8 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Parenting children of any age comes with unique challenges. Reena B. Patel - a parenting expert, licensed educational psychologist, ...


Parenting is stressful; here's how to be a more relaxed parent  The Daily Herald

No doubt, one of the hardest jobs I ever had was parenting. Of course, once you have kids, you are always a mom or a dad. But during the first 18 years of life (at ...


Parenting Books Aren't Much Help for Actual Parenting  The Atlantic

Harvey Karp makes soothing babies look like a cinch. In the video that accompanies his best-selling book The Happiest Baby on the Block, he holds one ...


PARENTING: Raising children with the end result in mind  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What would change in our parenting if we could see the future adults in these little people we are raising? How would we talk to them and what kinds of choices ...


Terrible parenting is the norm  Washington Examiner

As a general rule, I don't read parenting books. The tone of most is of superiority and one-upmanship. Recent research indicates that parents spend more time ...


'Intensive' parenting is here for 2019 and it's taking helicopter parenting to the next level  USA TODAY

Most moms and dads favor "intensive" parenting, regardless of their financial situation, a study found. But that ideal might be out of reach.


Positive Parenting: How Babies Learn With Labels  9&10 News

Today babies are teaching scientists. At 12 months, most babies know and understand about 50 words. Scientists are trying to figure out how their brains ...


Study Links Kids' Aggressive Behavior To Harsh Parenting | Moms  Moms

Regardless of what your kids learn out in the world or what influences they're exposed to, your parenting has more of an effect.


Most parents say hands-on, intensive parenting is best  Science Daily

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.


Positive Parenting: The science of making friends  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — It's natural to want to be liked and have many friends but is there a science to making friends? Whether it's in on the field, in the classroom, ...


How to play 'What's on My Butt?' and other wisdom from the author of 'Weird Parenting Wins'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Radio journalist Hillary Frank once thought how-to parenting books had the answers. She also thought that because the experts' advice didn't work with her ...


2019 Parenting Trends to Watch  Chicago Parent

From godparent proposals to homeopathic alternatives to medicine, here's what parents are going to be talking about this year.


To be casual or obsessive? Shahid-Mira’s parenting dilemma is what every couple faces  The Indian Express

Shahid Kapoor said, "My wife (Mira) tells me that I am a little obsessive and protective and that I need to calm down a little bit. I tell her that she is too casual."


Raising Kids Isn’t Easy. Parenting Advice Often Makes It Harder.  The New York Times

In “Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting,” Jennifer Traig tracks the often useless, contradictory and downright harmful advice that has ...


Parenting and ADHD | Perspectives | Perspectives  KQED

For Rachel Blatt's young son, behavior others see as normal and acceptable is the result of hard work.


"Intensive" Parenting is the New Trend for 2019  Mommy Nearest

According to a recent study, helicopter parents are out. Intensive parents are in. Research in Social Class, Gender, and Contemporary Parenting Standards in ...


All In Parenting Conference a 'one-stop shop' for parents seeking information  Village Living

Mountain Brook School System is partnering with the nonprofit group All In Mountain Brook to host the third annual All In Parenting Conference at 5:30 p.m. on ...


The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting  The New York Times

Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive, amid a sense that opportunity has grown more elusive.


Finding That Parenting Sweet Spot  The New York Times

It's possible to make things better for both children and their parents, readers say.


I'm a parent … what now? Parenting from two different households  Grand Island Independent

Once upon a time in my office, a 16-year-old boy told me he had probably earned enough miles for a round trip ticket to Mars. He told me “some people.


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. Amy Joyce.


Letter: Parenting predicts how well young people behave in public  Buffalo News

The letter about the inordinate number of black students suspended from school led readers to believe that children get suspended according to skin color.


Finding The 'Sunrise Moment' In A Day Of Parenting  WBUR

The sunrise is a fleeting gift that is easy to miss if you're not watching. It's a lot like raising kids, writes Laura Shea Souza.


A viral tweet explained how hard parenting is. It left out that it's completely worth it  Washington Examiner

Over the weekend, film director Duncan Jones had a little something to say about parenting which resonated, for better and for worse, with a lot of social media.


I Never Had Friends. How Do I Stop Myself From Hassling My Daughter About Her Introversion?  Slate

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting ...


Good parenting requires good partnering  Montgomery Advertiser

Good fathers help make good kids. You're probably already doing a pretty good job. Look for areas where you can improve. We all have them.


Parenting can be awful (but apparently we're not allowed to admit that)  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Today's first newsflash: parenting can be awful. And the second: you're not supposed to say it out loud. Screenwriter and director Duncan Jones caused a Twitter ...


PARENTING: Planning education with the end result in mind  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

We send our kids to school for at least 13 years, from kindergarten through 12th grade - but how often do we stop and ask ourselves about the goal of all this ...


The Fatherly Podcast, Episode 27: Parenting in a World of Screens  Fatherly

In this week's episode, Joshua David Stein and co-host Jason Gay try to figure out what good parenting looks like in a hyper-connected world. They talk to Alex ...


Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says  KQED

In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.


Mindful parenting around the dinner table workshop -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dr. Christine Wood, author of How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It!, will present Mindful Parenting Around the Dinner Table. The parent ...


Parenting is always one day at a time  National Catholic Reporter

There is a rarely-discussed truth among us parents of three or more children. In general, we just seem to relax the more kids we have. It can't be helped. We are ...


The art and science of parenting  The Economist

WE ARE CREATING a miniature version of our own lives for our kid, wanting him to be productive, keeping him busy all the time.” Abigail is talking about her ...


Erin Stewart: Simple parenting resolutions anyone can do  Deseret News

Rather than lofty parenting goals, what I really need this year is just a few, simple actions to help me reconnect with my children.


The Science of Parenting: PW Talks with Emily Oster  Publishers Weekly

In 'Cribsheet,' her follow up to 'Expecting Better,' the economist confronts common parenting wisdom with hard data.


'Intensive parenting' isn't parenting at all  Washington Examiner

In a Christmastime feature titled “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting," the New York Times describes the stress and anxiety helicopter parents place on ...


Want To Land A Job After A Parenting Gap? 10 Mistakes To Avoid  Forbes

It's not easy landing a job after a parenting gap. Career experts share how to boost your profile, avoid common pitfalls and get hired.


Matthew McConaughey's bizarre parenting technique  New Zealand Herald

The 'Serenity' actor - who has Levi, 10, Vida, nine, and Livingston, six, with wife Camila Alves - admitted his youngest son, in particular, doesn't always like to ...


Positive Parenting: It's Never Too Late to Parent  9&10 News

You might have heard that to raise a child, you need to nip bad behavior “in the bud” early on. But a new study shows that's not necessarily the case. A team of ...


Storytellers: A celebration of the joys and pressures of parenting  York Daily Record

I grew up in a rancher, so I never heard the phrase “Don't make me come up there” from my mom or dad when my siblings and I got into arguments – or when ...


The 100 Funniest Parenting Tweets of 2018  Fatherly

These dads don't only save their dad jokes and parenting stories for their kids and spouses. They share them with the Internet.


‘Intensive’ Parenting Is Now the Norm in America  The Atlantic

The style of child-rearing that most aspire to takes a lot of time and money, and many families can't pull it off.


Parenting With Chronic Illness  Psychology Today

Parenting while living with chronic illness presents specific challenges. Flexibility, empathy and support are essential ingredients for thriving as a family.


Nonfiction Comics About Parenting: New Parenting Books 2019  Publishers Weekly

Forthcoming books by Lucy Kinsley, Guy Delisle, and others bring the reality of parenthood to vivid visual life.


Hands-On Parenting  New York Times

How involved are your parents or caregivers in your day-to-day life? Are they hands-on — planning and signing you up for activities, helping you with homework, ...


Rural Parenting: Who has time for middle age? I have teenagers!  The Daily News Online

Lately, I have been giving some extra thought to being middle-aged. For me, I have decided some things about being at the midpoint in life are super awesome!


My dad’s lesson in parenting through grief, served with a side of eggs  The Washington Post

My mother's and my husband's deaths were different. And yet they both left a young spouse behind to pick up the pieces.


Funny video of Dylan Dreyer falling asleep captures parenting reality  TODAY

After a late night out, Dylan Dreyer hilariously attempts to play with her son Calvin and falls asleep.


Connie Britton Shares ‘Best’ Parenting Advice From Nicole Kidman  Entertainment Tonight

Nicole Kidman is a parenting genius! The 51-year-old actress, who shares daughters Sunday, 10, and Faith, 8, with her Keith Urban, and two grown children, ...


The one thing that changed everything in my parenting  Fox News

I had high hopes for the mom I thought I'd be. In fact, at the baby shower for my first son, I actually remember thinking, “How hard can this parenting thing be?”


Mark Consuelos reveals the 'Riverdale' dad whose parenting is most like his  TODAY

He might play a villain on the CW's "Riverdale," but Mark Consuelos is all about family at the core.


Parenting methods are exacerbating social divisions  The Economist

BRITISH CHILDREN used to play conkers in the autumn when the horse-chestnut trees started to drop their shiny brown nuts. They would select a suitable ...


What's next in Ashwin Sanghi's '13 Steps' series? Lessons for good health & parenting  Economic Times

This year sees two new titles added to author Ashwin Sanghi's popular '13 Steps' series. Following '13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck', '13 Steps to Bloody Good ...


Is Free-Range Parenting a Crime in Colorado?  5280 | The Denver Magazine

It only takes about 50 steps to get from Monica and Devon Jones' Stapleton house to the pocket park across the street—maybe 100 if you're a pint-size person.


Co-parenting app helps mediate divorced or separated parents  Fast Company

Using AI and live mediators, CoParenter has already helped families resolve 4000 disputes over custody.


PARENTING: Planning your family’s health with the end result in mind  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It happens. You're rushing around in the late afternoon, picking kids up from activities, taking them to the next pressing thing. The day slips into evening and your ...


Positive Parenting: How Too Much Involvement Can Hurt Child Success  9&10 News

Parents have always been told parental involvement is the key to their child's academic success. But is there a point when being involved is more of a hindrance ...


Anti-LGBTQ group petitions magazine’s use of gay couple on cover  Global News

An anti-LGBTQ organization is protesting a parenting magazine for putting a same-sex couple on its cover, accusing the publication of promoting “the ...


17 Awesome Parenting Quotes From Zooey Deschanel | HuffPost Life  HuffPost

The actress has a daughter, Elsie Otter, and a son, Charlie Wolf.


Exploring 'intensive parenting' and the racial, social and economic factors that make it easier for some and harder for others  89.3 KPCC

If you're a parent, you probably don't need an article to tell you that as rewarding as it can be, it's also one of the most challenging jobs out there. What you might ...


These Are the Best Parenting Books  Lifehacker

New parenthood is equally exciting and overwhelming, joyful and terrifying. There's no shortage of advice out there: If you search for “parenting books” on ...


35 Funny And Delightful Parenting Tweets From Lin-Manuel Miranda  HuffPost

Lin-Manuel Miranda knows the highs and lows of fatherhood. The “Hamilton” creator has two sons, Sebastian and Francisco. Over the years, he's been open ...


What it meant to be a parent in 2018: Our 10 most-read pieces of the year  The Washington Post

It was a big year for news. The headlines came fast and furious, each one eclipsing the last. It was hard to keep up, and sometimes hard to remember what ...


Beck Vass: The family that makes me feel better about my parenting  New Zealand Herald

For all her family frustrations this summer, one saga has made Back Vass feel much better.


Much-hated “helicopter parenting” style is surprisingly popular  Quartz

There is little love for helicopter parenting these days. All that hovering and coddling of kids has been implicated in everything from rising levels of teen anxiety to ...


10 Pregnancy And Parenting Trends That Are On Their Way Out (And 10 That Are Becoming Popular)  BabyGaga

Here are ten trends that won't last much longer, and ten trends that are on their way in.


The Opening Bell 1/9/19: The Business of Parenting (Are We Over Parenting?)  WGN Radio - Chicago

Parenting can be difficult because knowing when to give children independence is always changing. Steve Grzanich discussed a recent Wall Street Journal ...


Here are some of the best life lessons on parenting %%sep%% Ladders  Ladders

Parents are a foundation of love, discipline, sacrifice, and character. The early years of perenting and role-modeling and interaction matter most.


Starting the conversation, parenting through the opioid crisis  The CT Mirror

Kileen Doyle never spoke to her son about drugs while he was growing up. She wasn't even aware that some of his classmates and friends in Norwalk were ...


Parenting Podcast And New Book By Hillary Frank Started With A Difficult Delivery : Shots - Health News  NPR

Hillary Frank struggled after a childbirth injury left her in chronic pain for months. Her podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and her book Weird Parenting Wins ...


It starts in vet school: Pregnancy and parenting support lacking for students, study finds  dvm360

Two studies done at Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine show that support for pregnancy and parental needs is lacking at U.S. veterinary schools, ...


10 Things We've Learned About Parenting From Kim K (And 10 From Cardi B)  Moms

Celebrity mamas are used to the public wanting to know all kinds of things about how they parent, from the food they feed their little ones to the activities that they ...


Duncan Jones Admits Parenting Is Frustrating And 'Rarely Fun'  Scary Mommy

Screenwriter, director, and father-of-two, Duncan Jones, caused quite the buzz on social media over the weekend because he admitted something most parents ...


Parenting app Zift keeps track of what the kids are up to | Logged On  NJ.com

Screen time is a big issue. Parents worry about the amount of time kids spend on devices and the *content* they see.


Moaning is a crucial part of parenting. So give Duncan Jones a break  The Guardian

The film-maker's despairing tweets about having children have caused uproar, says freelance writer and editor Katy Guest.


Emotional coaching-”The Heart Of Parenting  Alaska Public Radio Network

Recent research points to the fact that self regulation in children is a much better predictor of “adult success” than IQ. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) encompasses ...


'Fortnite' and the collapse of parenting  Fox News

There is nothing more irresponsible than a boy on a videogame binge. The call came in shortly after 6 a.m. Jason was refusing to get out of bed. So his mom ...


Hillary Frank's 'Weird Parenting Wins' Work, Don't Even Ask Why  Romper

I once passively looked on as a drunk British woman stroked my baby's nose until she fell asleep in the Ergo carrier. It wasn't something I had read about in any ...


7 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting  River Towns, NY Patch

7 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting - Rivertowns, NY - A recent book suggests that over-parenting your child could be doing more harm than good — but how ...


Atlanta mom finds support, hope in parenting group  FOX 5 Atlanta

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - When Jasmine Hardaway of Atlanta become a mom for the first time, she had so many questions. She found answers in a small, ...


30 Most Often Googled Parenting Questions Of 2018  Moms

It only makes sense that as the most helpful search tool on the Internet, Google is now also a receptacle for the weirdest questions known.


Three Tricks to Calm a Crying Baby - Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins  GoodHousekeeping.com

Hillary Frank, podcaster behind "The Longest Shortest Time," surveyed more than 800 parents for her book, Weird Parenting Wins, and found some ingenious ...


POSITIVE PARENTING: Moms Who Sleep Better, Parent Better  WTVM

Most experts recommend getting at least seven hours of sleep a night. But according to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the U.S. don't get enough sleep ...


Positive Parenting: How Your Child's Imagination Can Help Them Grow  9&10 News

In the space of just a few minutes, your child's imagination can transport them into alternate realities as architects, pirates, queens and more. Now new research ...


Disney quietly shut down Babble, the parenting blog it once acquired for $40M  TechCrunch

As Disney gets closer to launching a shiny new video *service* and continues to ramp up efforts in other new streaming areas like gaming, it looks like it might be ...


'My kids destroy me daily': Sandra Bullock on how parenting changed her  AsiaOne

Sandra Bullock's latest movie Bird Box has received mixed reviews, but that hasn't deterred her. At her press conference, she's inordinately proud of the movie ...


The parenting advice Prince Harry should ignore  New Zealand Herald

Joe Wicks has urged Prince Harry not to listen to parenting advice. The 'Body Coach' star - who has daughter Indie, five months, with fiancee Rosie Jones ...


Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #8: Talking about Lighthouse Parenting  WTNH.com

A Connecticut Families Extra: News 8's Sarah Cody and author Amy Alamar are hosting a podcast called Parenting Beyond the Headlines. In the eighth ...


The Kardashian Sisters Gave Andy Cohen Their Best Parenting Advice: "Just Wing It"  Bravo

Between the three of them, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian have seven littles — and Kim has another one on the way! So, what better a hive mind than the ...


Notes from UW-Extension: Online parenting resources available  Merrillfotonews

By Debbie Moellendorf Positive Youth Development and Health and Well Being Educator UW-Extension Cooperative Extension Lincoln County. Face-to-face ...


Local church offers parenting workshop  KSNB Local 4

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Faith Lutheran Church is offering a workshop on how to parent troublesome children. The course is called "Parenting the Love and ...


20 Parenting Tricks People Used As Recently As The 2000s (But Are Totally Not OK Today)  Moms

The parenting methods, tips and tricks of the '00s that have thankfully fallen out of favor amongst modern parents.


Why Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Keep Getting Slammed for Their Parenting  The Cheat Sheet

It's not unusual for fans to have negative comments regarding Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. Here's why their followers have been upset with the couple's ...


Teach your child conscious eating with these healthy food habits  The Indian Express

By Dr Seema Khanna. Advertising. Teaching your children healthy eating habits and modelling these behaviours in yourself can help them maintain a healthy ...


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