Tag Archives: parenting

Parental conflict

September 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Parental conflict

This article discusses the impact of constructive versus destructive styles of conflict management between parents on the kids: https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/parents-how-you-manage-conflict-has-impact-your-kids http://www.parents.com/health/parents-news-now/how-you-argue-with-your-partner-matters-study-says/  

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Parenting tips

September 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Parenting tips

Some helpful tips on important values to teach your kids: https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/want-to-raise-mentally-strong-kids-do-these-3-thin.html  

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Talking to your teen

June 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Talking to your teen

Some tips on how to talk to your teen in way that actually makes them feel heard and gets them more engaged in the conversation: Active Listening: Talking To Teenagers So You Really Help  

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Parents’ use of smartphones

June 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Parents’ use of smartphones

A new study out of Illinois State University suggests that young children whose parents interrupt family time by pulling out their smartphones or tablets:   http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20170615/when-parents-focus-on-smartphones-kids-misbehaving-can-rise#1 http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=204671  

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Finding patience when setting limits

June 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Finding patience when setting limits

An inspiring story of how to help you child through their feeling while also setting firm limits: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/06/05/how-parents-can-find-patience-and-empathy-even-in-a-moment-of-frustration/?utm_term=.006e4d2b9c4e  

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The benefits of saying NO to your kids

May 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on The benefits of saying NO to your kids

 

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Understanding kids’ behavior

May 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Understanding kids’ behavior

A different way of seeing some kid behaviors: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/joyful-parenting/201705/not-naughty-10-ways-kids-appear-be-acting-bad-arent  

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Talking to kids

May 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Talking to kids

This article collects some tips on things parents want to avoid saying, and why:   https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/9-things-you-should-never-say-to-your-kids-if-you-want-them-to-be-happy-and-succ.html  

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Watch the shows your kids are watching

April 26, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Watch the shows your kids are watching

This survey confirms that sitting down with your kids and watching their shows with them can help parents feel closer to their kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/04/25/parents-teen-tv-shows_n_16230004.html

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Caregiver Burnout – Why Carers Need To Take Time Out

April 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Caregiver Burnout – Why Carers Need To Take Time Out

This is a guest article by Helen Porter, a freelance writer with experience working in the healthcare sector:   Caregiver Burnout – Why Carers Need To Take Time Out Let’s take a moment to talk about the parents of troubled teens. Parents in these situations have a huge burden on them. Not only must they […]

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Parents of successful kids

March 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Parents of successful kids

A recent study identified what parenting practices parents of successful kids tend to have in common: http://www.businessinsider.com/parents-of-successful-kids-2016-12/#they-develop-a-relationship-with-their-kids-6

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Harsh parenting and school performance

February 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Harsh parenting and school performance

A study  out of the University of Pittsburgh found that kids whose parents regularly yelled at them or threatened them with aggressive punishments were more likely to drop out of high school or college than their peers – regardless of the grades they were getting: http://www.sciencealert.com/harsh-parenting-could-actually-be-worse-for-kids-education?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=f4fefc8e64-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-f4fefc8e64-365490661  

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Too much quality time?

October 04, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Too much quality time?

A major new study from the University of California, Irvine, found today’s mothers spend twice as long with their kids and fathers four times as long compared to 50 years ago. Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former Stanford dean and the author of “How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” believes that […]

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American parenting practices and norms

September 14, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on American parenting practices and norms

An interview with Robert LeVine, author of Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight and American Families Should Just Relax http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-things-american-parents-get-dead-wrong-about-raising-kids-2016-09-14?siteid=rss https://www.amazon.com/Do-Parents-Matter-Japanese-Siblings/dp/1610397231

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Plant medicine  

March 28, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Plant medicine  

  “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot   * * * *   A helpful metaphor to think of in accepting the process of change is to imagine you’re helping yourself like you would a sick plant. Now, in truth, what I don’t know about plant […]

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7 Things Every Child Needs to Hear

March 12, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on 7 Things Every Child Needs to Hear

Some simple statements that can have a powerful effect on your kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sherrie-campbell-phd/7-things-every-child-needs-to-hear_b_9400088.html  

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Let your kids see your feelings

March 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Let your kids see your feelings

A new study out of University of Toronto Mississauga found that parents that hide feelings like anger, frustration and sadness, and project only positive emotions, can actually hurt their own emotional health and weaken the bond with their children. http://www.fox23.com/news/parents-its-ok-to-let-your-kids-see-you-upset-show-emotions/147744283 http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/main-news/parents-don-t-turn-frown-upside-down  

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ADHD and critical parenting

February 09, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on ADHD and critical parenting

New research examines how very critical parenting can exacerbate symptoms of ADHD: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/02/09/overly-critical-parenting-linked-with-persistent-adhd-in-kids/  

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Parenting and smartphones

February 01, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Parenting and smartphones

Psychologists and other child development experts are exploring how parents’ use of technology affects kids and the best ways to help families reconnect in the Digital Age: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/02/smartphone.aspx  

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Having children

January 09, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Having children

This article discusses some dark unspoken experiences that some parents have after having kids: http://mom.me/blog/26774-10-darker-parenting-truths-every-person-should-know/  

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