Trichy parenting: How I learned to try to see the whole picture that is my …

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Trichy parenting: How I learned to try to see the whole picture that is my …News from Washington Post:
By Erin Zelle September 10 at 11:18 AM
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Trichotillomania. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, now does it?
When my daughter first started pulling she was 9 and it was like a tornado of energy had ripped though her. She ran in to see me, panicked and breathless, blurting, “I’ve pulled my eyelashes out and I can’t stop.” Lost and totally out of my depth, I simply said, “They’ll grow back, don’t worry.” I couldn’t see the rest of the glacier […] Continue Reading…

Humiliation Is Not Good Parenting

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Humiliation Is Not Good ParentingNews from PJ Media:

There is a growing trend lately of parents taking to the internet to shame their children in a variety of ways for their bad behavior. In one, a mother beats her teen with a belt for sneaking out with boys. In another, a father shaves his son’s head into a balding “old man” haircut because he got bad grades, and in the most celebrated video yet, a mother punches her son in the face to get him out of the Baltimore riots. I have no desire to link these videos because to […] Continue Reading…

PJ Parenting Roundtable: What’s the Best (and Worst) Parenting Advice You’ve …

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PJ Parenting Roundtable: What’s the Best (and Worst) Parenting Advice You’ve …News from PJ Media:

Every week PJ Parenting writers weigh in on parenting issues large and small and you have the opportunity to share your insights in the comments section below. We’d love it if you’d join us for a cup of coffee and some great conversation!
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What is the best (and worst) parenting advice you’ve ever received? 
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Megan Fox: The best parenting advice was whoever (and I have no memory of who it was because I haven’t slept in nine years) said “no one knows better than you what your kids need.” […] Continue Reading…

Free-Range Parenting: Teaching Independence, Or Child Neglect?

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Free-Range Parenting: Teaching Independence, Or Child Neglect?News from CBS Local:
SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) — Two Maryland parents are in the fight of their lives, trying to raise their children the way they want. The government claims what they’re doing is dangerous—but is it?
Jessica Kartalija with an in-depth look at a small, but growing movement called “free-range” parenting.
On a recent afternoon, two Maryland children are doing what they typically do–walking by speeding cars, crossing busy streets.
And while they’re only six and ten-years-old, Dvora and Rafi Meitiv are frequently alone with no adult supervision.
It’s something their mother actually encourages.
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Praise for Heather Locklear’s Co-Parenting Vacation With Ex Richie Sambora

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Praise for Heather Locklear’s Co-Parenting Vacation With Ex Richie SamboraNews from Yahoo Parenting:Ava Sambora’s parents Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have this divorced parenting thing down. Experts tell Yahoo Parenting why all co-parents could take a page from their playbook. (Photo: Coleman-Rayner). 
The scene couldn’t have been more romantic, with the crystal blue ocean at their feet and towering mountains behind them as bikini-clad Heather Locklear posed for a picture in Bora Bora with Richie Sambora, arm around her shoulder. But this was no sexy getaway. The photo is just one of many images of the exes enjoying a trip […] Continue Reading…

‘Free-range parenting’ vs. child neglect: Your Say

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‘Free-range parenting’ vs. child neglect: Your SayNews from USA TODAY:USA TODAY 9:42 p.m. EDT April 14, 2015

Dvora Meitiv, 6, and Rafi Meitiv, 10, are allowed by their parents to walk around their Silver Spring, Md., neighborhood unaccompanied by an adult.(Photo: Andrea McCarren, WUSA-TV, Washington)

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‘Free-range’ kids and our parenting police state

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‘Free-range’ kids and our parenting police stateNews from Washington Post:

Earlier this year Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were investigated by Montgomery County after letting their children, 10 and 6, walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post)

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They were coming home from a park, on this gorgeous, blossoming weekend, after playing.
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Dr. Randy Cale’s Terrific Parenting: Part II On consistency: Routines and …

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Dr. Randy Cale’s Terrific Parenting: Part II On consistency: Routines and …News from Troy Record:
In this series on consistency, we are addressing three aspects of daily family life where consistency is critical. Last week we discussed consistency in setting limits. In this week’s article, we will explore the importance of consistency in daily routines and how to bring about those changes.
First, why consistent routines matter
Daily routines either create predictability or not. This is essential to understand.
Predictability brings ease and promotes a sense of certainty about the world and how it operates. This makes life easier for kids, and for […] Continue Reading…

The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child …

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The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child …News from Today.com:
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The Free-Range Parenting QuandaryNews from New York Times:
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Re ???The Case for Free-Range Parenting,??? by Clemens Wergin (Op-Ed, March 20):
Yes, I, too, had a free-range childhood, able to bike and explore all over town and come home just when the streetlights turned on. And yes, I had some experiences that were frightening and from which I learned judgment and resourcefulness.
Yet the argument made by Mr. Wergin and others who share his view […] Continue Reading…

TODAY Parenting Team: The new rules of ‘sharenting’

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TODAY Parenting Team: The new rules of ‘sharenting’News from Today.com:

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Do You Know these Five Tried-and-True Parenting Tips?News from The Catholic Sun:

Is parenting your top priority? Here are five of the top tried-and-true parenting tips that can be used for children of any age.
1. Nurture Your Child’s Self-Esteem
Kids start developing their sense of self as babies—and they see themselves through their parents’ eyes. Your tone of voice, body language and expressions are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions as a parent affect their development of self—so help them to see their value.
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