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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 Esmé 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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Five Tips for Single Dads to Get Their Parenting Act Together - The Good Men Project (blog)

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Five Tips for Single Dads to Get Their Parenting Act Together
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Five Tips for Single Dads to Get Their Parenting Act Together. Kids of happy and healthy single parents have had the best possible start to their lives. July 24, 2017 by Korie Cantor Leave a Comment. shares. Embed from Getty Images ...

Parenting: Give kids a voice to confront bullying - Montgomery Advertiser

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Parenting: Give kids a voice to confront bullying
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There's no way to bully proof our kids. Bullying is complex, and there is no magic bullet that will resolve all situations, but giving kids a new social script to confront bullying may be a step in the right direction. More: Dads2Dads: Bullying can ...

'The Idle Parent' is the most unconventional parenting book I've ever read - Treehugger

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'The Idle Parent' is the most unconventional parenting book I've ever read
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In an odd marriage of attachment and free-range parenting philosophies, the book advocates for responsible laziness on the part of adults. There is something delightful about the term 'idle parenting.' For someone caught up in the chaos of raising ...

Dads2Dads: Optimistic parenting boosts the entire family - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Dads2Dads: Optimistic parenting boosts the entire family
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How you view your world impacts your world ? and that of your child. Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? Do you see trouble around every corner? Do you turn possible difficulties into probable catastrophes? The way we view things affects ...

Wondering if the work of parenting matters? These 5 things can up your job satisfaction. - Daily Herald

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Wondering if the work of parenting matters? These 5 things can up your job satisfaction.
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Raising little people means doing that at the grass roots level. A year ago, a friend and I felt challenged to put this idea into practice, so we decided to treat this parenting thing like a profession. Here are the five things that helped us most ...

'Helicopter parenting' can be bad for couples' sex lives, study shows - KMBZ

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'Helicopter parenting' can be bad for couples' sex lives, study shows
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The growing population of unmarried adults was a factor. The term "helicopter parent" was coined in 1990 by a pair of child development researchers. In societies in which obsessive parenting is taken to an extreme, like Japan, the population can ...

Letter: Dental health problems result of poor parenting - Oroville Mercury Register

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Running away to a Caribbean island: Trust me, it's not a parenting paradise - SCNow

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Running away to a Caribbean island: Trust me, it's not a parenting paradise
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Looking through old photos from our time living in the gorgeously lush Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, I see beautiful sunsets, stunning beaches, aquamarine seas. It looks idyllic - the perfect place to bring up children. What the photos can't tell ...

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ShaBAM Parenting app created by local second grade teacher | KRXI - FoxReno.com

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ShaBAM Parenting app created by local second grade teacher | KRXI
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Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of raising well-balanced children - The Independent

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