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Bad Parenting Advice

One Big Factor In A Child's Early Life That Can Have A Lasting Impact

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home

With all the child development research out there, figuring out which methods to follow can be crippling. Should you embody helicopter parenting? Ban ...

When Forcing My Daughter to Face Her Fears Backfired

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.16.2014 | Home
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There Clare stood at the shoreline, her 8-year-old arms crossed in front of her, a scowl on her face, her feet dug in as I tried to tempt her into the waves with a brand-new boogie board. She was afraid of the ocean. Period. The end. Was this my child?

Overdoing it, or Over-Thinking It?

Michaela Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michaela Fox

Everyone has an opinion on your parenting methods. The advice comes at us from medical professionals, friends, family and even strangers on the street. We are exposed more than ever before to more information, but also more evaluation and more judgment

The Worst Advice Ever Given To Parents -- Going Back To The 1700s

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

Written by Libby Copeland for Slate In the annals of bad baby advice, a dubious prize goes to Tennessee preacher Michael Pearl, who provoked outrag...

What To Expect (To Worry About) When You're Expecting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Lisa Belkin

The first thing I did when I learned I was pregnant was find myself a copy of "What To Expect When You're Expecting." According to the book's publisher, that makes me like 90 percent of pregnant women in the country. Soon I was a nervous wreck. According to my very informal polling, that makes me like a hefty percentage of readers of the book.