I'm not putting my daughter into a square box and I'm not a farmer. I'm just using the influence I already have to help her develop into the woman I know she's capable of being.
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Relying on your digital device as a bribe, threat or diversion is not a reliable, long-term parenting strategy.
I may have been an actual villain in my house, but my boys were heroes. That's more important to me. I'm currently growing a mustache so I can twirl it the next time this happens.
It's tempting to treat annoying behaviors as problems that need to be solved. When we do that, we risk missing a chance to strengthen our connection with our children.
Think LEGO characters are all laid-back? Think again. A provocative new study shows that the familiar figurines look angrier than they used to.
While children are growing and still learning how to cope with anger, they tend to instinctively use anger as a defense against physical and emotional pain. As the parent, there are many ways you can help your child through these emotional moments.
Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate
So there I was last week, perusing a preschool parent handbook, when I stumbled across a curious anti-tim...
Maybe all children, not just Princes and Princesses, could learn a thing or two from Royal Prep Academy.
As parents who are learning to raise healthier and happier kids, we also need to reflect on our actions in order to clearly see the effectiveness of our own parenting approach.
Seeing an image of a violent adult, it's hard to imagine the innocent baby he or she once was. Is there such thing as being born violent? Are there really "bad seeds" when it comes to human life?
You caught me. All of our idealistic parenting philosophies have flown out the window. And the vow to never let our kids play up is one of them.
Authentic gratitude is enough of an acknowledgment to foster self-esteem without leading to the kind of dependency on others that "good job" seems to do.
DAYTON, Ohio -- An Ohio couple who authorities say kept a 9-year-old girl barricaded in a bathroom for several years was sentenced Thursday to three y...
Here's our rule: Our son has to play quietly by himself in his room until the alarm sounds, or else he has to go back into his crib. Stunningly, improbably, against all odds, it works. Here's why.
Kids often ignore what adults have to say. This causes parents and teachers to be frustrated. How do kids learn to ignore what adults say? We teach them to ignore us.
It now may seem more obvious that trusting relationships enhance children's learning, but it wasn't obvious not so long ago when Tronick became interested in the subject.
If The Guardian and the BBC are to be believed, Daniel Kahnemann is the world's greatest living psychologist. This is quite a claim -- but is it true?
By now, nearly all parents have not only heard about the “SpongeBob Study,” but have formed an opinion about it. That said, I’d still like to as...
My 7-year-old is very cranky most of the time. Time outs and taking things away from her don't seem to work. She got kicked off the s...
I am not happy with my 17-year old daughter's crowd. Over the past year she has made new friends, and her grades have gone down. She is...
It was many, many years ago when you were known as the "fifth Beatle" and traveling India in search of enlightenment.
You met an Indian mystic who ...
Going through survival school as a Navy pilot, I once went four days without sleep. I have been tired before, but nothing like what I experienced as a new father.
That's my million-dollar question: What makes a child anxious?
Because really, all children experience anxiety in one form or another, right? Anxie...
My husband and I recently divorced, and our three children have been having "anger" issues. I cannot afford a therapist, and I also fin...
by Susan Stiffelman
When it comes to picking a parenting ideology, it's common for parents to try different approaches, depending on their child'...
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