Archive for September, 2014

Larry Johnston: Dad delivers parenting theory

Posted by on Sunday, 28 September, 2014

Larry Johnston: Dad delivers parenting theory
News from Florida Today:

Larry JohnstonAlways Learning 7:19 p.m. EDT September 27, 2014

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Broomfield Early Childhood Council’s Confident Parenting class starts Thursday
News from Broomfield Enterprise:

The Broomfield Early Childhood Council has openings in its Confident Parenting workshop, which starts on Thursday. The six-week class for parents with young children aims to teach skills to prevent challenging behaviors and increase positive social/emotional development.

The cost is $ 25; child care and dinner included. For more information, call 720-937-8569 or email gail@broomfieldecc.org.

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Parenting: Mixed-up messages of “Lab Rat” = fail

Posted by on Friday, 26 September, 2014

Parenting: Mixed-up messages of “Lab Rat” = fail
News from The Cannabist:

It’s not just those in the cannabis community who are feeling that erecting human-sized rat cages with massive water bottles attached was a poor choice of spending state money. Colorado’s $ 2 million “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” campaign aimed at preventing teen marijuana use raised eyebrows everywhere as soon as it was announced. In fact, the Boulder Valley School District refused the offer to house cages at any of their campuses. The City of Boulder

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Expert offers tips on different types of parenting
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:31 pm | Updated: 2:21 pm, Fri Sep 26, 2014.

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) – With NFL running back Adrian Peterson making headlines recently for allegedly abusing his child, WAAY 31 wanted to take a closer look at the use of corporal punishment, and alternative forms of parenting. 

Dr. Amber Paulk from the University of North Alabama specializes in Family Life Education. 

“There is a belief, a deep belief that our children need discipline and I couldn’t agree more,” says Dr. Paulk. “What research tells me is that there are more effective forms of discipline besides corporal punishment.”

Psychologists say parents fall into one of three categories when it comes to their parenting styles. 

AUTHORITARIAN: Typically uses harsher types of punishment, sometimes physical. 

PERMISSIVE: Usually have no punishment, the child acts like the boss.

AUTHORITATIVE: Set boundaries and use logical forms of discipline. For example, if a child keeps leaving their lunch at home, the natural consequence is that the child will have no lunch. 

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Stearns makes parenting skills priority in health plan

Posted by on Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Stearns makes parenting skills priority in health plan
News from St. Cloud Times:

Kirsti Marohn, kmarohn@stcloudtimes.com 7:37 p.m. CDT September 22, 2014

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Parenting Tips: 3 important Little League lessons
News from Wilmette Life:

Little league coaches and parents are notorious blowhards.  The vast majority of young people who eagerly join youth sports leagues in kindergarten will quit before middle school.  Some discover their talents are not in athletics, but many kids are so beaten-down and discouraged by the elitist competition and the relentless barrage of criticism, they give up on sports all together.

It’s a dirty, crying shame.  Not all young people are athletically inclined, but they do all deserve a chance to establish healthy habits and a good exercise routine.  Young children look forward to and enjoy regular opportunities to play with friends.  Most importantly, well-designed youth football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse leagues offers kids regular opportunities to learn priceless life lessons in settings that can be both challenging and affirming.

When you fall down, get up quickly

Most young children have a flair for the dramatic.  Long before he puts on his first uniform, every child begins to think of his parents and most other adults as members of his fan club.  When he is hungry or tired, col…………… continues on Wilmette Life

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Attachment Parenting Gone Wild! (Like Really, Really Wild)

Posted by on Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Attachment Parenting Gone Wild! (Like Really, Really Wild)
News from The Stir:

The Bravo series Extreme Guide to Parenting has introduced us to some fascinating folks who parent in all different kinds of ways. Some people may think I’m one of those “extreme” types of parents, so when I heard about the family who practices attachment parenting like I do, I was very intrigued to see how they come across and in particular, how they are received.

Meet the Axness family — mama Christian, daddy Nate, and baby Ella. They practice “conscious attachment” which they feel strengthens the emotional and physical bond between parent and child, so they never let the kid out of their sight. Ever.

And that’s where I differ. I’m all for date nights without baby. And yet I’m still all about co-sleeping, breastfeeding, and babywearing. As with all parents, the way you do things even if it’s the same general philosophy is going to be different. One of the things that Christian says in the episode is that life changes when you have a baby — very true. But she adds that she and her husband adjust their life to meet the child’s needs. This is true for me, somewhat, but not all of the time. And yet I still believe that the Axness family is doin…………… continues on The Stir

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‘Cosby Show’ turns 30, here’s show’s best parenting advice
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Spanking isn’t parenting; it’s child abuse Is corporal punishment acceptable?

Posted by on Friday, 19 September, 2014

Spanking isn’t parenting; it’s child abuse Is corporal punishment acceptable?
News from CNN:

  • Mel Robbins: It’s time to realize that spanking isn’t an acceptable form of parenting
  • Robbins: New research suggests typical 4-year-old is hit more than 900 times a year
  • She says the fact that spanking is a tradition doesn’t mean it should continue
  • Robbins says society has an obligation to protect children

Editor’s note: Mel Robbins, a CNN commentator and legal analyst, is the founder of Inspire52.com, a news and entertainment site for women, and author of “Stop Saying You’re Fine,” about managing change. She speaks on leadership around the world and in 2014 was named outstanding news talk radio host by the Gracie Awards. Follow her on Twitter @melrobbins. The opinions expressed in this commentary a…………… continues on CNN

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Don’t Let Social Media’s Obsession With Parenting Advice Get You Down
News from Big Think:

If you’ve let Facebook know that you’re a mom or dad, chances are you’ve seen a lot more parenting articles pop up in your news feed lately. As Parade’s Kate Rope explains, a lot of those articles offer information that’s neither life-changing nor particularly apt. But since the algorithm has targeted you for a steady stream of “relevant” content, you’re going to see a whole lot more parent-focused clickbait than the rest of your social network. That’s why you need to develop a filter for sifting through the wide range of stuff that enters your virtual space. Know what’s useful and know what’s just there to sell ads.

Some background: Rope is Parade’s new parenting and pregnancy columnist, so she makes sure to note just how meta it is that she’s making this argument.* She also emphasizes that her point isn’t to ignore parenting advice articles altogether, as some really are quite useful and insightful (shameless plug). But being bombard…………… continues on Big Think

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Parenting advocate hopes accusations against Adrian Peterson get people …

Posted by on Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Parenting advocate hopes accusations against Adrian Peterson get people …
News from fox6now.com:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was another Monday, September 15th with more talk about off-the-field issues involving the NFL. Last week, news of the “Ray Rice” video was breaking. The video, captured in a casino’s elevator, showed Rice punching his now-wife. Now, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in the spotlight — facing a child abuse charge, accused of disciplining his child with a “switch.” Peterson was kept out of this past Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, after turning himself in to authorities on Saturday — two days after the alleged incident. Peterson posted bail and was released. He will practice this week, and he’ll play next Sunday when the Vikings take on the Saints.

The incident involving Adrian Peterson has again ignited a national conversation — and like the Ray Rice incident did with domestic violence, the Peterson incident is putting the issue of child abuse in the spotlight.

“People don’t want to talk about child abuse. But you know what, we need to. This is now an opportunity to have the conversation about what is appropriate discipline?” Joyce Felker with The Parenting Network said.

The discussion of how to properly discipline a child has erupted because of what Peterson is accused of doing. He allegedly used a stick, or a “switch” to give his four-year-old son what he called “a whooping.”

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Judge: Sanfords to Mediate Over Parenting Issues
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A judge says U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife have agreed to mediate issues concerning parenting of their four sons.

Family Court Judge Daniel E. Martin Jr. said Monday a request to seal the entire proceeding is still pending.

The Sanfords divorced in 2010. Jenny Sanford has asked a family court judge to limit the lawmaker’s visitation with his youngest child. She also wants Mark Sanford to undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

While South Carolina governor, Sanford disappeared from the state in 2009, telling aides he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He confessed he was in Argentina and had been having an affair.

Mark Sanford said Friday he was calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the dispute with his ex-wife.

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The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Posted by on Friday, 12 September, 2014

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
News from WebMD:

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

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By Randy Dotinga

HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.

The finding indicates that certain coddling behaviors may actually boost anxiety, although the study doesn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

“We found evidence that when parents try to help their anxious children they do a lot of things,” said study co-author Armando Pina, an associate professor of child developmental psychology at Arizona State University. “Some of them are good, like promoting courage with warmth and kindness. Others are less helpful, like promoting avoidance by overprotecting, which many times leads to more anxiety.”

That can lead to other problems, one expert noted.

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‘Extreme Guide to Parenting’s Porn Star Parents Get Weird During Playdate …
News from The Stir:

Hey hey, it’s Friday and it’s The Real Housewives of Lockup. I mean, Atlanta. Or New Jersey. Or parents who should be locked up. Oh hell, I’m confused now. Is it too early to start drinking? Well … in today’s exclusive video, we examine Bravo’s Extreme Guide to Parenting, episode 5, as well as the Apollo Nida prison surrender and whether that was captured (no pun intended) for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Also, Teresa Giudice is being prevented from cashing in on a post-sentencing interview after she and her husband learn their fate on October 2. I’ve got ALL that juice and more in today’s video below.

Is it wrong to hypnotize your children? Without their consent? Such are the questions we ask ourselves while watching Lisa Machenberg Ney and her 16-year-old twins. The boys want to be able to take their SAT exams without mom hypnotizing them, but I have a theory. I compare and contrast last week’s teenagers in the Brooks family to the Machenberg Ney boys — there’s a very palpable difference that goes way beyond…………… continues on The Stir

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How my pushy parenting backfired disastrously: TANITH CAREY wanted her … – Daily Mail

Posted by on Thursday, 11 September, 2014

How my pushy parenting backfired disastrously: TANITH CAREY wanted her … – Daily Mail
News from How my pushy parenting backfired disastrously: TANITH CAREY wanted her … – Daily Mail:

  • Tanith was a Tiger Parent; she put her daughter under too much pressure to succeed
  • Left Lily feeling unhappy and their relationship was strained 
  • Now she’s learnt to be more laid back; as a result, Lily is excelling 

As I sat in the audience at the award ceremony, my heart was thumping and my palms were moist with anticipation. I was about to find out if all my hard work had paid off. Moments later, when the name of the winner was announced, I felt that familiar surge of elation.

Yet it was not me getting up to accept the prize for the Year Two science project. It was my seven-year-old daughter, Lily. But it was me who had stood over her to make sure it was up to scratch. Now, as Lily accepted her book token from the head teacher, it was all so familiar.

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Tina Fey: A resume built on parenting skills
News from Christian Science Monitor:

Tina Fey told David Letterman that working with temperamental co-star Alec Baldwin helped her build her parenting skills. What the star may not know is that parenting experience works in both directions and many long-time moms seeking to re-enter the full-time workplace can draw on their parenting experiences as effective resume-building skills

Ms. Fey told the “Late Show” host last Friday that working with Baldwin prepared her for being a mom to her independent, high-energy daughter.

“I feel like I try to use some techniques I learned working with Alec,” Fey said of the parenting strategies she employs with her youngest daughter Penelope, 3. She and husband Jeff Richmond also have an older daughter, Alice, 9.

For a brief period of time a few years ago, I tried to make ends meet by taking an office job in addition to my work as a writer.

I worked in a busy workforce development office as a state-licensed “Career Developer” helping people re-enter the workforce after a layoff or long hiatus spent parenting.

Day after day, I helped people take stock of their skills and qualifications, seeking out what made them unique and valuable in the job market as we wrote and re-wr…………… continues on Christian Science Monitor

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Psychologist to give parenting talk at Aptos High

Posted by on Sunday, 7 September, 2014

Psychologist to give parenting talk at Aptos High
News from Santa Cruz Sentinel:

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From left, Casey O’Brien, Aptos High School Principal, Donna Townsend, Aptos High Parent Lecture Series Coordinator, Simon Fletcher, Pacific Collegiate School Principal, and John Williams, Pacific Collegiate School Parent Lecture Series Coordinator, pose for a portrait in the Aptos High School Performing Arts Center Saturday. (Jon Weiand — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

SANTA CRUZ >> Pacific Collegiate School parent John Williams said he began to realize the pressures on his daughter when she started to get panic attacks at 13.

Brooke, now 17 and a freshman at the University of Colorado, then juggled three hours of homework, daily soccer practice and a social life with not enough sleep, he said. Meanwhile, Williams tracked her academics online, asking about missed assignments and t…………… continues on Santa Cruz Sentinel

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One Family That Makes ‘Extreme Guide to Parenting’ Worth Watching (VIDEO)
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Color me shocked. An episode of The Extreme Guide to Parenting that I didn’t hate. I didn’t want to call child protective services, I didn’t want to bang my head against the wall or pour a shot of tequila at 10 a.m. Wow. In today’s exclusive episode, I examine the Jiu-Jitsu Valencias as well as Mama Brooks and what she’s doing with her daughters in episode 4. Also, we have a revisit down south to the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, for episode 5 of Jersey Belle, topped off with a salute to the inimitable Joan Rivers.

There are several elements that made me not hate episode 4 of Extreme Parenting. We had parents who were willing to listen to criticism from friends, family members, and, in the case of the Brooks family, the children. It was fascinating to see a family with children old enough to know their own minds and speak out for or against their family policies — I’d watch more of that.

Over in the land of Jersey Belle, I noticed a couple of behind-the-scenes tactics this week. First, a bait and switch. Can you guess what it was? I loved it, partly because I didn’t expect it. Though I should have.

Next, another docu-soap Housewives-style element is foreshadowed for this hybrid genre show, and…………… continues on The Stir

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Watch Joan Rivers Recall the Best Parenting Advice She’d Ever Received

Posted by on Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Watch Joan Rivers Recall the Best Parenting Advice She’d Ever Received
News from E! Online:

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It goes without saying that Joan Rivers‘ bond with her only child, Melissa, was one of the strongest, closest mother-daughter relationships the world had seen over the last several decades.

Melissa made the tragic announcement Thursday that the Fashion Police host had passed away, at the age of 81, after suffering complications from a throat procedure last week.

And now E! News has obtained a clip showing the legendary comedian opening up about parenthood and the early struggles she faced with her newborn girl.

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Angelina’s wedding gown a gross display of parenting run amok
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Picture the scene: Luigi Massi, master tailor for Atelier Versace, gets the call he’s been waiting for his entire career. Yup, it’s the Big One! It’s Angelina Jolie asking him to make her wedding dress! Opportunity knocks!

But no sooner does Signor Massi hop to it and present his boss Donatella’s magnificent designs to the beautiful bride, than the world-famous thespian, earth mother, humanitarian and all-round bonkers chick throws a wrench in the works.

“Vivienne, Knox and, indeed, all six of our children are such wonderful artists,” breathes Jolie, proudly wielding a finger painting of the hungry caterpillar. “And what better place to reflect their creative talents than my gown?”

At this point, Massi would have been forgiven for sobbing hysterically. The official line, however, is that he was only too happy to sew a random assortment of motorbikes, Eiffel Towers, mouse-like creatures and other “charming” artwork onto the train and veil of Jolie’s silk frock.

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