Archive for June, 2013

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Posted by on Saturday, 29 June, 2013

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
News from Huffington Post:

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Going 50/50 On Parenting! There’s No Escaping …
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Even a god like Kanye West has to change diapers!

Sure, we all heard he wasn’t having any of that, but it seems that he’s actually quite into caring for his little newborn baby girl, North, no matter how stinky.

In fact, Yeezy is apparently making sure to put in just as much work as North’s doting momma, Kim Kardashian!

An insider revealed:

“They are splitting duties. Kanye is so hands on. He’s changing diapers.”

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Parenting Tip: Limit computer access with Parental Controls in OS X Mountain Lion

Posted by on Friday, 28 June, 2013

Parenting Tip: Limit computer access with Parental Controls in OS X Mountain Lion
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Earlier this year, we talked about limiting your child’s access to iOS devices using Restrictions (Parental Controls). Did you know a similar set of controls exist on OS X, too? Available since OS X 10.4 Tiger, Parental Controls now allow you to limit the time your children have access to your Mac, control which websites they can view and what apps they can open. There’s even an alternative, scaled-down Finder that hides most of the files on the computer.

We looked at Parental Controls back in Leopard and they have changed only slightly since then. Just like earlier versions of OS X, Parental Controls in OS X Mountain Lion are available in the System Preferences panel. You will need an administrator’s account to change the Parental Controls settings and an account for your children that has the Parental Controls applied to it.

Click on the unlock icon on the bottom of the Parental Controls panel and then select your children’s account to get started. If you don’t have a childre…………… continues on tuaw.com

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5 Ways to Create a Parenting Partnership
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When I was an expectant first-time mother, I was never in short supply of unsolicited advice on what to expect when expecting, and what motherhood was going to be like. By the time I delivered, I was sure I knew everything I needed to know about being a good parent. Boy, was I wrong! There is no amount of preparation or advice that will prepare new parents for the day that little bundle of joy is handed over.

One of the biggest hurdles of being new parents for my husband and I was learning to co-parent. I had my ideas on parenting, and he had his. Sometimes those ideas were aligned, other times, not so much. I would insist that since I had a natural mother’s instinct, my way was best. Eventually, I found myself doing 90% of the work, while my husband sat in the corner licking his parenting war wounds.

I realized that this was no way to parent. I needed help, and my husband needed to be a dad. I needed to let go and give my husband a chance to prove his ideas for parenting were not ridiculous. Slowly but surely I stepped back and let my husband be a partner in parenting. This not only made parent…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Globetrotting Cartoonist Heads Home In ‘User’s Guide’

Posted by on Thursday, 27 June, 2013

Globetrotting Cartoonist Heads Home In ‘User’s Guide’
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A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting

by Guy Delisle and Helge Dascher

Paperback, 190 pages |

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REPORT: Kourtney Kardashian Doesn’t Approve Of Kim’s Parenting Style
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New mom Kim Kardashian has been bonding with her baby daughter but her own sister Kourtney has become her biggest critic and according to a new report she doesn’t approve of her sibling’s parenting style.

Kim and her baby daddy Kanye West welcomed North West on June 15 and since then she has been hiding at home with her new addition.

However, her older sister is concerned that Kim’s celebrity lifestyle isn’t going to change now that she’s a mother and with Kanye’s world tour schedule Kourtney has said that Kim isn’t doing the right thing by taking the baby out of the country at such a young age.

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Kourtney Kardashian Doesn’t Approve Of Kim Kardashian’s Parenting Style? – Hollywood Life

Posted by on Wednesday, 26 June, 2013

Kourtney Kardashian Doesn’t Approve Of Kim Kardashian’s Parenting Style? – Hollywood Life
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Although Kim is reportedly a natural at being a mom and is already bonding with her new daughter, Kourtney allegedly doesn’t approve of Kim’s parenting style.

Kim Kardashian, 31, hasn’t even been a mom for two weeks yet, but her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, 34, is already getting on her case! Kourtney doesn…………… continues on Kourtney Kardashian Doesn’t Approve Of Kim Kardashian’s Parenting Style? – Hollywood Life

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Parenting Expert: Teach Your Children About Attacks From Strangers
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A brutal attack on a woman in her own home in Millburn, N.J., was especially disturbing in that her 3-year-old daughter was forced to witness it all – with cartoons still playing in the background.

As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported Wednesday, it all raises the question of what parents should say to their children when a stranger becomes dangerous. A parenting expert weighed in with some answers.

This past Friday all started out as a normal day at that Millburn home. A father said goodbye to his family as he left for work in the morning.

Hours later, the intruder stormed in and launched the terrifying attack, which was caught live on a nanny cam.

“I don’t know what I would do,” one woman said. “I honestly don’t.”

No parent ever wants to imagine such a violent attack taking place in their home. But parenting expert and therapist Tammy Gold said it is important to talk to your children about strangers –- even in your very own home.

“You don’t want to scare your children and say, ‘Oh, by the way someone could br…………… continues on CBS Local

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Carolyn Hax: A difference in parenting is a signal to slow down

Posted by on Tuesday, 25 June, 2013

Carolyn Hax: A difference in parenting is a signal to slow down
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Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997 as a weekly feature for The Washington Post, accompanied by the work of “relationship cartoonist” Nick Galifianakis. She is the author of “Tell Me About It” (Miramax, 2001), and the host of a live online discussion on Fridays at noon.

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Mayim Bialik: People Pick Fights With Me Over Attachment Parenting
News from Us Magazine:

Mayim Bialik says people want to pick fights with her over her parenting beliefs. Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

To each their own? Mayim Bialik is no stranger to growing up in front of the cameras, but now that she’s the parent — to sons Miles, 7, and Fred, 4 — she’s being a little more careful about what she divulges to the public.

The former Blossom child star, now 37, shared her thoughts on attachment parenting (a child-led parenting style that encourages bonding via co-sleeping, breastfeeding and babywearing) in a blog post on Jewish parenting blog Kveller earlier this year, and has been receiving some interesting feedback since, she told Yahoo’s OMG! website.

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RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Playing The Poor Editing Card To Explain …

Posted by on Monday, 24 June, 2013

RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Playing The Poor Editing Card To Explain …
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Everyone always blames editing!

We know some magic can go down in the editing room, but not everything you do and say can be created out of thin air.

But don’t tell that to Teresa Giudice because girl thinks editing might be showing her in a bad light this season!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is shaking in her Christian Louboutins over worries that her parent…………… continues on PerezHilton.com

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NEIGHBORING NOTABLE: For Catawba County Parenting Network board …
News from Hickory Daily Record:

CONOVER, N.C. — Coy L. Hudson is grateful to have grown up with positive role models and strong mentors, and is a firm believer in passing those gifts on to others.

“Effective parenting is challenging, especially in today’s society,” says Hudson, president of the board of directors of Catawba County Parenting Network.“It’s up to all of us adults who care to give of our time and resources to our communities, especially to the children. We can make a difference.”

Hudson, who retired as vice president of administration at Catawba Valley Community College in 2009, finds many ways to give back, from Rotary Club and United Way to Boy Scouting and his church. He says it’s all a matter of having one’s priorities in the proper order.

“God, family, community,” Hudson says. “If I have those priorities and in that order, I don’t have to worry about anything. Everything takes care of itself. It’s the key to being successful.”

Hudson, 69, grew up on a farm near Concord. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School, then attended North Carolina State University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education and a doctorate in occupational education.

He taught agricultural business at Surry Community College in Dobson, then worked for the NC Department of…………… continues on Hickory Daily Record

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The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting

Posted by on Sunday, 23 June, 2013

The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting
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SOMETIMES when my daughter, who is 7, is nicely cuddled up in her bed and I snuggle her, she calls me Mommy. I am a stay-at-home dad. My male partner and I adopted both of our children at birth in open domestic adoptions. We could fill our home with nannies, sisters, grandmothers, female friends, but no mothers.

My daughter says “Mommy” in a funny way, in a high-pitched voice. Although I refer the honors immediately to her birth mom, I am flattered. But saddened as well, because she expresses herself in a voice that is not her own. It is her stuffed-animal voice. She expresses not only love; she also expresses alienation. She can role-play the mother-daughter relationship, but she cannot use her real voice, nor have the real thing.

I have seen two types of arguments in the discussion on gay adoption. The first is the civil-rights argument. You find this in David Strah’s book “Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood,” which contains interviews with gay fathers. “The men in this book stuck it out, kept struggling, claimed their right…………… continues on New York Times

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
News from Huffington Post:

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

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Abraham: Key to Really Good Parenting

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Madonna Talks Parenting Woes: Lourdes Won’t Talk to Me

Posted by on Friday, 21 June, 2013

Madonna Talks Parenting Woes: Lourdes Won’t Talk to Me
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Motherhood isn’t easy, even for the Queen of Pop.

Madonna revealed her parenting woes today on Good Morning America and promoted her upcoming documentary Madonna: The MDNA Tour.

The 54-year-old admitted that she’s a “pretty strict” mother to Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy. She also gushed that watching her two oldest children grow up has been “kind of uncomfortable.”

PHOTOS: Check out these famous mothers and daughters!

“Seeing my daughter at 16…She’s still my little girl and also a woman,” she said.

Madonna also explained how Lourdes’ newly gifted iPhone has changed the dynamic of their relationship…………… continues on E! Online

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Parenting Tip: You’ve got a broken iOS device, now what?
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Last week, our parenting tip provided you with advice about protecting your iPhone or iPad from a damaging fall. Though helpful, these tips are not foolproof, and there may be a time when you find yourself staring at a broken iOS device. My iPad 2, which was housed in a rugged case, suffered this fate recently when the screen cracked after my five-year-old stepped on it. A week later my iPad 1 screen cracked when it landed corner first on the floor.

Once you have come to terms with the harsh reality that your iOS device is broken, you then need to decide what you are going to do with it. Read on for some suggestions that’ll help you decide whether you should fix your device or replace it. We’ll also include some tips on how to repair, replace or sell a broken device.

The First Question: Repair or Replace?

The first question you must ask yourself is whether you want to repair your device or replace it. You’ll have to weigh factors like the cost of the repair, the cost of a replacement and the age of the d…………… continues on tuaw.com

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Are You a Good Friend to Your Grown-up Kid?

Posted by on Thursday, 20 June, 2013

Are You a Good Friend to Your Grown-up Kid?
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En espa?ol | When your children reach their 20s, the balance of connection between you and them seesaws. The challenge becomes how to find common ground without overstepping the comfortable boundaries between you. The issues become how much time to spend together and how to spend it, how much information to share and about what, which battles to fight and when to turn the other cheek, what advice to give and when silence is golden.

In your new relationship with your adult child, listen more than you talk and keep doing what you love together. — Todd Wright/Blend Images/Getty Images

In interviews for our forthcoming book, When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?, 75 percent of parents said that their current

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UC Berkeley alumna gives talk on dangers of ‘tiger parenting’
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UC Berkeley alumna Kim Wong Keltner will be holding an author talk in Berkeley this Saturday to discuss her recent memoir, “Tiger Babies Strike Back,” an account of her personal struggles being raised by an authoritarian and cold “tiger parenting” style.

Tiger parenting involves a rigid approach to raising children with strict rules and harsh punishments, a style Amy Chua associated with Asian-American immigrant parents in her 2011 bestselling book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” According to research conducted by Qing Zhou, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, and Stephen Chen, a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, authoritarian parenting has been shown to result in negative outcomes later in a child’s life, resulting in symptoms such as depression, anxiety and poor social skills.

Keltner speaks out against tiger parenting in her memoir, citing the adverse social and cognitive effects as reasons to rise up against overly involved parenting and reclaim one’s life.

“My book is about being raised by strict parents — specifically, Asian parents — although this phenomenon is not restricted to Asian parents,” Keltner said. “I wanted to write a book for the rest of us who aren’t No. 1 in our class. I wanted to say there’s a different kind of success that can’t be measured by test scores and awards.”

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The parenting lesson our dog taught us

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

The parenting lesson our dog taught us
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I spend so much of my time thinking of my children as just that, children, I forget that at 17 they are far closer to being parents themselves than they are to the babies I can still glimpse in their now-bearded faces.

But recently I got a sneak preview of the kind of parents my sons might be when we were confronted with some behavioral issues involving our newly adopted shelter dog, Shadow.

Tracy Grant

Writes Momspeak, a column on raising teenagers and other parenting issues, and edits KidsPost.

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Parenting the littlest media users: A study shows what concerns new parents
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Are parents concerned about their wee ones becoming addicted to new media? Meh, not really. Nor are they saying media use is a source of conflict, a new study says. 

Increasingly, digital media are just part of the rhythm of everyday US family life, a significant new study of parents of young children indicates. The study, “Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology,” conducted by Northwestern University’s Center on Media & Human Development, surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 2,300 parents of children 8 and under about how media – both “traditional” and digital – inform and fit into their everyday lives and parenting. The authors found that “78% report that their children’s media use is not a source of family conflict, and 59% said they aren’t concerned their kids will become addicted to new media,” according to 

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