Are you more Clark Griswold than Dr. Spock? Use your downtime this summer to bone up on the latest parenting advice. From discipline to potty training, there are always new areas to explore to help yourself help your kids.Continue Reading
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Some parents are so ridiculous, starting with the kind who take their baby to the movies and don't leave when the kid starts crying, as if it improves the soundtrack. From Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters is Tougher Than I Look.Continue Reading
One thing I said “no” to a lot when my kids were little? Too much TV. Hey, I know I make my living from TV, but in general I didn't like them watching it all the time. From Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters is Tougher Than I Look.Continue Reading
I'm the parent of a sensory child, as well as the owner of a business founded to help these kids and their families function in the world. So I know firsthand the struggles that parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted sensory children. While they are especially applicable for parents of sensory children, in reality ALL of us can benefit from keeping these truisms front of mind when we face tough situations with our kids. Your job is not to compare yourself to other parents around you, but to figure out what works for your own family.Continue Reading
Fed up with tantrums? Actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik shares the "parent time-out" exercise she uses when the demands of her sons Fred and Miles push her to the brink. From her book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.Continue Reading
There's a lot of controversy over kids' bedtimes. Should we let them cry until they (finally, hopefully) doze off? Should we let them sleep in our bed? Most children need more sleep than you think—and more than most kids get. David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Kids Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier, shares how many hours of sleep babies to teens should average.Continue Reading
Step one: Slather on the sunscreen. Step two: Get outside! Nature provides a soothing backdrop that helps kids relax and open up, says author Zeke Pipher in Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life.Continue Reading
From natural births to co-sleeping, Mayim Bialik, Ph.D. defines this growing style of parenting in her book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.Continue Reading
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting share how they protect their kids from inappropriate content on the web. (Hint: Be sure to deny access to search engines!) From A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work.Continue Reading
Having a hard time getting your children excited about exercise? It's important to raise active kids who move their bodies every day, but it's also important to make physical activity fun—not a chore to be endured, says David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Kids Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier.Continue Reading
It starts with a simple, friendly smile, say Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and authors of A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work.Continue Reading
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