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

Posted by on Thursday, 26 March, 2015

The ugly truths of parenting: The TODAY Parenting team opens up about child …
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The Free-Range Parenting Quandary
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To the Editor:

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 is too glib. The fact that everybody used to do something with abandon is absolutely no proof that it is the correc…………… continues on New York Times

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TODAY Parenting Team: The new rules of ‘sharenting’

Posted by on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

TODAY Parenting Team: The new rules of ‘sharenting’
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Do You Know these Five Tried-and-True Parenting Tips?
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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.

2. Catch Kids Being Good

Have you ever stopped to think about how many times you react negatively to your kids in a given day? You may find yourself criticizing far more often than complimenting. Try to catch them doing acts of kindness and goodness to emphasize their abilities to help others.

3. Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline

Discipline is necessary in every household. The goal of discipline is to help kids choose acceptable behaviors and learn self-control. They may test the limits you establish for them, but they need those limits to grow into responsible adults.

4. Make Time for Your Kids

It’s often difficult for parents and kids to get together for family meals or spend quality time together. But there is probably nothing kids would like more. Try getting up 10 minutes earlier…………… continues on The Catholic Sun

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Psychologists discourage spank-then-cuddle parenting practic

Posted by on Wednesday, 18 March, 2015

Psychologists discourage spank-then-cuddle parenting practic
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Corporal punishment should not be followed by warmth and love; in fact it could worsen the resulting anxiety and aggression experienced by the child, according to a new study at Duke University.

“If you believe that you can shake your children or slap them across the face and then smooth things over gradually by smothering them with love, you are mistaken,” wrote lead researcher Jennifer E. Lansford on the Child and Family Blog.

Dr. Lansford is a research professor at Duke’s Social Science Research Institute and the blog is the joint project of t…………… continues on New York Daily News

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Pregnant and Parenting Students Can—and Should—Enforce Their Title IX Rights
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After enrolling at a new public high school during my senior year, I quickly realized how difficult it would be to succeed as a pregnant 17-year-old student. I had assumed that my peers would be the ones isolating me or making me feel like an outsider, so I was shocked when my teachers became my bullies. I did not want to stay in school when the people who were meant to educate and guide me were often the same ones judging and shaming me. Thanks to the work of a single dedicated social worker for teen parents in my school and her ability to advocate for my Title IX rights, I was able to graduate with my class. But not everyone will have such resources. And with that in mind, I feel it is vital to remind expectant and parenting students of their federal right to an education.

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We Live in an Age of Irrational Parenting

Posted by on Sunday, 15 March, 2015

We Live in an Age of Irrational Parenting
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It’s hard to think of a safer time to raise kids. So why are parents always freaking out — or being needlessly policed?

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If you fancy yourself a normalish, reasonably rational parent, you probably read, with equal parts horror and fascination, about the recent travails of a Maryland couple that tried to allow their children to walk the one mile from a local park to their home in Silver Spring. They were charged by child protective services 

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Community talk with police emphasizes parenting
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By Joanne Kimberlin
The Virginian-Pilot
© March 15, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH

Excessive police force. That might have been the main theme of Saturday’s forum at a storefront church, but strong parenting got nearly as much attention.

Sandwiched between questions like, “What do you do when you’re stopped by a police officer?” speakers – from cops to attorneys to preachers – hammered on these points:

Teach your kids respect and responsibility. Teach them to avoid the kind of behavior that can lead to deadly confrontations with police. Teach them to learn from events that led to black men being killed by officers in New York and Ferguson, Mo.

The Building Bridges Community Forum, held at Kingdom World Outreach Center on Pleasant Valley Road, was sponsored by a nonprofit called Mothers Raising Sons and organized by Drema Hymon, who’s spent much of her life in social work.

Hymon planned the forum as an informational session, free of anger, hate or resentment.

“Too many churches have been crowded with T-shirts saying “Rest in peace,'” Hymon said. “We don’t want a Ferguson here.”

Every police shift starts with officers pulling on their bulletproof vests – a tangible rem…………… continues on The Virginian-Pilot

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The TODAY Parenting Team community: What it is, and why you should join

Posted by on Wednesday, 4 March, 2015

The TODAY Parenting Team community: What it is, and why you should join
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