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Nail Biting Basics


Nail biting in all its various forms is problematic behavior beset by peculiarity and contradiction. Technically speaking, the correct word for nail biting is ANONYCHOPHAGIA.

For School Success, Dont Coddle Your Kids


Parents want their children to succeed in school. However, sometimes their best intentions are misguided.

Vision: 20/20 Is Not Enough!


Now is an excellent time to have your child's vision checked. Don't be too quick to say, "My child's vision is fine: 20/20!" In many cases that is not enough.

Book Review: How to Get Your Child to Love Reading


How to Get Your Child to Love Reading was conceived when author Esm Raji Codell was staring at a shriveled potato that was sprouting eyes. She wondered, " .

Assertiveness: Key to Better Parenting


I have always been aware of my number one weakness: non-assertiveness. But I have come a long way from the time when I couldn't say 'no' to a child molester and not understanding the importance of telling my parents.

Summer Survival


Summer Survival The summer season is here and along with it comes summer vacation for the school-aged kids. Moms are now responsible for coming up with the ideas and curriculum for their children and I am the first to admit that by the summer my creative juices have just about run out.

If your child is being bullied - 20 top tips for parents


Keith is now in the fourth grade and he dislikes school. For a fourthgrader, this does not sound right.

Boundaries - Why Theyre Needed


Imagine a child who lacks ownership of his own life, has noself-control, and lacks respect for others. If these were the qualities ofyour son, how would you feel for his future wives? Yes, wives is plural, this is one major reason we need to set boundariesfor our children their future.

The Benefits of Music Education


Despite serious reductions in funding for arts programs in public schools, there is a great need for studying music. Band, orchestra, and choir all offer students a chance to work together in a social and intellectual group setting and excel at complex tasks.

New Mom...New Baby...New Debt?


Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy.

Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Classroom: Eight Things Teachers Should


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the phrase that is used to describe children who have significant problems with high levels of distractibility or inattention, impulsiveness, and often with excessive motor activity levels. There may be deficits in attention and impulse control without hyperactivity being present.

Will My Child Ever Out-grow His Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?


If your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder then at some point you will be asking the question, "Will my child ever outgrow it?" Well, there is good news, and not so good news, when it comes to the answer. Studies indicate that about half of those with ADHD will outgrow many of the symptoms of the disorder by the time he or she is in their 20's.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Do We Mean by Attention Anyway?


When we talk about attention, we are talking about two different kinds of abilities: The ability to focus on a specific task put in front of us to do, such as school work, and the ability to pay attention in a more global sense to the world around us, to be able to pay attention to the buzz of the lights overhead, and the touch of the clothes on your skin, and the children playing outside of the classroom. These are two different kinds of attention.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is Impulsivity?


Impulsivity is one of the hallmarks of people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This impulsivity is the result of the brain's decreased ability to inhibit.

What is Hyperactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?


Most of the ADHD kids that are seen in a private practice setting are hyperactive kids simply because they get into the most trouble. Their parents are usually pulling their hair out and saying, "We've got to get this child some help.

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New Year, New Parent: Bring Out the Best in Your Parenting  United States Army

With the new year comes that itch to become a new and improved you. Some make resolutions to exercise more, spend less money, be more organized, ...


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The Left's War on Parenting  Townhall

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UofM survey finds parents are ill-equipped to handle parenting duties the day after a holiday cocktail party.


After 11 Years Of Parenting, These Are 5 Things I Wish I'd Learned Sooner  Scary Mommy

When my twins were three years old, I got so upset that I was no longer allowed to participate alongside them in their toddler sports class, relegated instead to ...


One in 4 parents not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season  EurekAlert

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Parents may plan for transportation and childcare ahead of holiday gatherings but are they prepared for a potential, day-after "parenting ...


Research proves it — traditional parenting works better | Rosemond  Reno Gazette Journal

The fact is, children need unequivocal authority as much as they do unconditional love.


1950s-style parenting urgently needed  The Citizen.com

A Wisconsin pediatrician wants his newspaper to eject my column, giving as one of his complaints that I hew “to the idea that the world of the 1950s was the ...


PARENTING: Being ungrateful poses a host of problems  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

We have come a long way from “children should be seen and not heard.” But, in some ways, the pendulum has swung so far in the other direction that an alien ...


Second Chance grant offers parenting program for incarcerated parents  WDVM 25

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved a sub-grantee award for the Second Chance grant.


Matt Damon's 'SNL' skit about parenting stress during the holidays is so relatable  TODAY

Matt Damon and Cecily Strong struggle with an early wake-up call, rude family members and much, much more in the all-too-real sketch.


Parenting Traps And Myths  The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

Q: How can I raise confident and most importantly self-sufficient children? I am always looking to help my children learn to take care of themselves. How do I get ...


Fayette County offers free parenting workshops  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A series of free workshops sponsored by Fayette County Public Schools will offer guided steps for be...


11 trends every LI parent needs to know in 2019  Newsday

Parents, get ready to see toy subscriptions, enchanted forests and geometric patterns in 2019. Pinterest unveiled its fifth annual top trend predictions for parents ...


12 Lovely Parenting Quotes From Christina Aguilera | HuffPost Life  HuffPost

Christine Aguilera in West Hollywood in April 2016. She has a 10-year-old son, Max, and a 4-year-old daughter, Summer. Christina Aguilera is familiar with the ...


Mama Bear Moxie: Parenting styles can come with their own risks  The Spokesman-Review

There are classic types of parenting styles like attachment or positive parenting but I wanted to spend some time today discussing the dangers of modern types ...


Letter: Shared parenting should be default for divorcing parents  The Columbus Dispatch

I thank The Dispatch for publicizing the inequality of the courts when handling divorce and "what is best for the child" ("Ohio courts' parenting plans are debated," ...


How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too  Brooklyn Paper

It was a little more than eight years ago when my first Fearless Parenting column appeared in the Brooklyn Paper. And ever since, the idea — which began as a ...


Parenting segment: Combating the holiday blues  Live 5 News WCSC

With the extra added demands and pressure of shopping, parties, family obligations as well as house guests some might have feelings of anxiety and become ...


Pink claps back at troll who criticized her husband's parenting skills  TODAY

Pink has zero patience for the internet shame police — and she's letting them know it again in a epic clap back. When a nasty commenter accused Pink's hubby, ...


On Cultural and Technological Parenting  Forbes

What are the lessons we can learn from the uses of media and public debate that the Ohio father, Matt Cox, who made his daughter walk to school five miles ...


The parenting years haven’t flown by, actually. But here’s why I’m glad.  The Washington Post

I wouldn't trade these heavy-duty parenting years because they've changed all of us, and made us who we are.


The Most Magical Word in Parenting  Psychology Today

There's this one word—a magical little one—that lets us parents balance for our children so much complexity in a single sentiment. It's not our typical go-to words ...


Parenting with the end result in mind  Montgomery Advertiser

What would change in our parenting if we could see the future adults in these little people we are raising?


Dad Ditches 'Traditional' Christmas Cards To Show The 'Chaos Of Parenting'  HuffPost

Five years in a row, Jonathan Stanley has had his family pose for funny holiday photos.


Pink rips fan for questioning Carey Hart's parenting skills: 'Are you even a parent?'  USA TODAY

Singer Pink is seeing red after an Instagram commenter came for her husband Carey Hart. Hart, 43, became a target after sharing photos Sunday of the couple's ...


Can We Just Admit the Playground Is Parenting Hell?  ELLE.com

If you're a childless person who is fond of the idea of children, chances are you have walked past your local playground, peered inside, and smiled. Who can ...


The Only 15 Best Parenting Books Worth Your Money  GoodHousekeeping.com

If the idea of raising a kid without some guidance seems daunting, these parenting books will get you through. These best books for new moms and dads will ...


Parenting Crisis Sends China's Moms and Dads Back to School  Sixth Tone

SHANDONG, East China — Huang Wenjuan never thought there was anything wrong with her approach to parenting until her teenage daughter stormed out of ...


Study: Biggest modern parenting challenge is monitoring child's online activity  WXYZ Detroit

A University of Michigan study found that most parents would agree monitoring what their child is doing online is one of the biggest modern parenting ...


PARENTING: Helping kids manage relationships  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Our relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives. Great relationships with our family, at work, at school and in the community usually translate ...


Mom’s Post About Parenting That Calls For A Mix Of ‘Mary Poppins And The Hulk’ Is Going Viral  Simplemost

Parents know that raising kids requires a delicate balancing act. Depending on the situation, you may have to utilize a host of different and seemingly opposing ...


Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know  Psychology Today

There is clear evidence that the foundations for sex education comes from parents and guardians at home.


Pink Shuts Down Troll’s Attempt to Parent Shame Her Husband  Fatherly

Pink has no patience for parent shaming—especially when it comes to husband Carey Hart. After he was criticized for an Instagram photo showing 23-month-old ...


Growing up, and parenting, as a refugee  Axios

The psychological and emotional development of the youngest refugees are being put at risk.


Never Look Too Good Or Talk Too Smart--Part II--Parenting Superpower  Forbes

Who would you rather follow: someone who pretends to be perfect (when you know they're not), or someone who's made the same kinds of mistakes you ...


Dear Parents, Don't Blame 'Fortnite' For Your Bad Parenting And Lazy Kids  Forbes

Parents are worried that Fortnite is causing their kids to fail at school. Instead of rehab, maybe try some good old-fashioned parenting.


Why helicopter parenting may jeopardize kids' health  PBS NewsHour

Has protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked ...


How to Manage Split Parenting Time During the Holidays  JD Supra

Splitting parenting time with your ex can be challenging especially during the holidays. When you've got extended family visiting from out of town it's hard to cut ...


Why DNA may matter more than parenting — and what that means for society  Salon

Parents obviously matter tremendously in their children's lives. They provide the essential physical and psychological ingredients for children's development.


Indiana father writes book on 'Bare Minimum Parenting'  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - If you're a parent, you've probably wondered once or twice whether you're doing the right things when it comes to raising your kids.


Timeouts are a dated and ineffective parenting strategy. So what’s a good alternative?  The Washington Post

Most experts agree that punishment is harmful to a child's emotional development and that isolation — the defining quality of timeouts — is a form of punishment.


The Number One Parenting Question  Aish

Why don't my kids listen to me and what should I do about it?


A working mum shares her eight guilt-free parenting shortcuts  9Honey

These parenting shortcuts are perfect for mums and dads juggling work with child raising. Read more.


Woman begs Facebook to stop showing her parenting ads after baby’s death — here’s how to avoid upsetting ads  MarketWatch

You can adjust your own advertising to avoid sensitive topics.


Should Ohio divorce courts follow same standard in setting shared parenting?  The Columbus Dispatch

Ideally, couples who are separating or divorcing come up with a parenting-time schedule agreeable to all parties. But when they don't, Ohio judges might turn to ...


Report questions inequities in Ohio parenting plans; standards debated  Massillon Independent

Those standard, or default plans, vary widely by county. And too many of them — in more than 60 of 88 counties — reflect outdated approaches.


Every Time Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Got Real About Parenting  Us Weekly

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been especially open about their experiences parenting daughters Lincoln and Delta — see more.


I Feel Guilty About Sending One Kid to Private School When I Can’t Afford to Send the Others  Slate

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Raising North Dakota: Nurturing Parenting  myndnow.com

Being a parent is hard, there's no question about it. For many, it's helpful to have a soundboard with some useful feedback and tools to help you through the ...


Why Jessa Duggar From 'Counting On' Keeps Getting Criticized for Her Parenting  The Cheat Sheet

Jessa Duggar from "Counting On" has two children of her own, but fans can't seem to stop criticizing her for her parenting choices. Here's why.


Reese Witherspoon's tough love approach to parenting  ABC News

When it comes to parenting, Reese Witherspoon believes in full transparency.


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In the chaos of the morning — in between spilled milk and changed diapers — who has time or emotional bandwidth for the news? How about a little advice from ...


Connections: Discussing free-range parenting and unstructured play  WXXI News

The mayor of Ithaca has declared the city to be a “free range kids city.” Mayor Svante Myrick says he believes in the power of play, and Ithaca's.


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Washington, DC, December 4, 2018. Less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment can affect how aggressive children become and ...


Parenting expert offers advice in making baby ready for first winter  KMBZ

The most obvious need when preparing a baby for cold weather is making sure he or she is warm enough, but there is a right way and a wrong way check.


These Dads Show The Internet What Parenting Actually Looks Like  catcountry1073.com

A father forces his child to walk to school after being kicked off the bus for bullying. Child abuse or good old fashioned discipline?


PARENTING: Gratitude yields health and social benefits  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

With Thanksgiving having passed, we may want a jump start on our New Year's resolutions. Research shows such a long list of health and social benefits that ...


How mediocre parenting keeps me sane over the holidays  The Week Magazine

"We have come to banish darkness," begins a popular Hebrew children's song for the holiday. Once day turns to night, earlier and chillier than a mere few weeks ...


The Most Pointless Parenting Advice I've Received From Strangers In Public  Romper

Being a parent is hard. With the best preparation and resources and support, it's still a series of fumbling through until you sort of find your groove. And even that ...


Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends parenting event in Oslo  Daily Mail

The Crown Princess of Norway, 45, joined husband Crown Prince Haakon, 45, at the Fathers Pursuit Organisation in Oslo on Monday.


20 Times 'Teen Mom' Stars Rocked at Co-Parenting  CafeMom

While not all the 'Teen Mom' stars are still together with their kids' dad, they still know how to co-parent the right way.


Mom and Dad Are Fighting: “Welcome to the Man Cave” Edition  Slate

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Connections: Parenting LGBTQ youth  WXXI News

A debate erupted over social media when pop culture reporter and Billy Eichner advised parents-to-be to consider how they would react if they found out.


Harsh parenting can be buffered by warm relationships with teachers, peers  WSAU News

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - - Children whose parents often threaten and criticize them are more likely to become defiant and aggressive, research shows ...


Parenting in the Present: 8 Questions Effective Parents Ask Regularly  PsychCentral.com

Parenting is a demanding role and one that requires constant reflection and adaptation. Children change and what worked in one stage of development most ...


Ask an Expert: Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy  Cache Valley Daily

The holidays can be a magical time of year with great food, movies, traditions and decorations. But they are also a busy time that can cause stress. And when the ...


WATCH! Will Smith's Sons School Him With Hilarious Parenting Advice  BET

Jaden and Trey have some wise words for Papa Will.


Is 'platonic parenting' the relationship of the future?  BBC News

As traditional notions of family get redefined, some people are choosing to raise children as platonic partners.


The trick to parenting independent teens requires more than just rules  Aleteia EN

"How to raise an independent child with the right values," a video talk by Dr. Justin Coulson, inspires a discussion on effective strategies for parenting teens.


Rose Byrne: Parenting is 'overwhelming' | Entertainment  WDEL 1150AM

Rose Byrne has admitted being a parent is "so overwhelming" and explained that no advice from others can really "prepare" someone from the responsibility.


Top 10 Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments of 2018 - Hit & Run  Reason

Vadreams / DreamstimeKidnapping, Halloween, and snowballs—in 2018, we freaked out about each of these things and many others. Here are the year's ten ...


Why Kids Like ‘Parenting’ Their Toys  The Atlantic

The enduring appeal of toys that need to be fed, changed, and rocked like human babies may be rooted in children's desire to act like grown-ups.


Christ's Family—Our Family - Family & Parenting Articles  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Christ wasn't born into a perfect family but, rather, a fallen one—as we all are. His entry into the world was neither cute nor pretty—he was born in a cave filled ...


Billy Eichner Explains Parenting An LGBTQ Child In One Perfect & Poignant Tweet  Romper

For those of you who might not have heard, comedian Kevin Hart has been having something of a moment — and it's not a great one. The wildly popular ...


Ryan Reynolds says that parenting has made him a better person: 'I sort of miss being horrible'  INSIDER

The "Deadpool" star, who has been married to Blake Lively since 2012, opened up about parenting during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."


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.


NHS guidance is airbrushing 'fathers' out of parenting, claims think tank  Telegraph.co.uk

NHS guidance is airbrushing fathers out of parenting and they are at risk of being seen as a “dispensable extra”, a think tank has claimed.


Positive Parenting: Why spatial skills matter  WMC

The words you use during playtime with your baby and toddler do matter.


An app for making parenting easier  Quartz

An app has arrived that focuses on parent's well being, not being better parents.


Improv Parenting takes center stage with upbeat, resilent message  Star Tribune

Minneapolis mom Keren Gudeman walked into her first improv class looking for a new hobby. What she found instead was the inspiration for a new parenting ...


Reese Witherspoon's honest parenting technique is essential for success  Ladders

Reese Witherspoon on parenting: “Guess what, kids? You're going to be disappointed and uncomfortable once in a while.” This can be applied to adults too.


Resolve to never use corporal punishment | Parenting With Pete  NJ.com

Spanking children crosses a threshold that permits violence against children even if that violence is minimal.


Parenting Time Center opens all new Teen Room  14 News WFIE Evansville

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The new teen room at Evansville's Parenting Time Center is officially open. Mayor Winneke and several other community leaders were ...


Parenting: Melatonin may help you sleep. But is it safe for kids?  Charleston Post Courier

An estimated 419000 U.S. children now use melatonin, almost five times as many as in 2007.


SPORTS PARENTING: Injury or fatigue is always a tough call  The Providence Journal

We sports fans love the gamers, the gutsy athletes who play through pain to help their team to victory.Think Curt Schilling and his bloody sock (not 38 Studios), ...


What Is Permissive Parenting? - Experts Explain Permissive Parenting  GoodHousekeeping.com

While permissive parents are often very responsive and loving, this parenting style is defined by having no rules. The term was developed by psychologist Diana ...


Chosen One of the Day: Bowser's parenting skills  SYFY WIRE

Between his day job of menacing the Mushroom Kingdom and his many, many extracurricular activities, it can be easy to forget that Bowser has an actually ...


The fun guide to becoming a good parent  The Irish Times

Psychologist shares 'effective parenting' tips for a happy home.


How I let December snowball into a stress-fest — and how I’m reclaiming the holidays  The Washington Post

Many Decembers ago, I overheard my mom say to a friend, “Christmas every 12 months is too much — it would be better if it came every other year.” Little me sat ...


Dad sings ballad of regret over his parenting  Detroit Free Press

Today, our son is very successful, but, just like me, it is go, go, go – he is always at work.


Hilaria Baldwin Says This Parenting Decision Made Her Daughter Scream for a 'Solid 40 Minutes'  PEOPLE.com

Hilaria Baldwin will support almost any career direction her kids want to take, but Oscar the Grouch's stand-in is not one of them. In a hilarious rendition of a story ...


Being Baba: What’s the one good reason to have a baby?  The Indian Express

We were mature enough to take on the mantle of parenthood and equipped for it in every way, but then we started worrying about the world we intended to bring ...


Better parenting is in the cards  UCI News

UCI startup incubator helps doctoral student market innovative game promoting life skills.


All Moms Need To Hear Michelle Obama's Parenting Advice For Meghan Markle  Romper

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but the village is significantly more helpful when there are people within it who can speak to your exact circumstances, ...


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

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting will join On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Chat starts on ...


20 Major Cultural Differences Between Parenting In The US And Canada  Moms

A look beneath the surface of both countries gives us a better view of what the differences between both countries actually are.


Less Is More in Swim Parenting  SwimSwam

Your kids will be happy, well-adjusted, self-sufficient and swim about the same or better than if you are overly involved.


Perhaps bad parenting was involved in shooting death of 7-year-old  Baltimore Sun

We need to look at the parents in the killing of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes.


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