Psychologists discourage spank-then-cuddle parenting practic

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Psychologists discourage spank-then-cuddle parenting practicNews from New York Daily News:

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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 […] Continue Reading…

We Live in an Age of Irrational Parenting

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We Live in an Age of Irrational ParentingNews from New York Magazine: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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The TODAY Parenting Team community: What it is, and why you should join

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The TODAY Parenting Team community: What it is, and why you should joinNews from Today.com:
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Can mindfulness practices strengthen your parenting skills?

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Can mindfulness practices strengthen your parenting skills?News from Michigan State University Extension:

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Karen Pace, Michigan State University Extension

Parenting adolescents can be challenging due to the rapid changes happening for young people cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially. Intense emotions for both child and parent are common during this stage of life — and research shows that parental practices and adult mental health play important roles in how young people learn to navigate emotions and develop overall mental health and wellbeing.
One approach to strengthening parenting practices and promoting positive youth development is the development of skills […] Continue Reading…

Free-range parenting: How much freedom should kids have?

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Free-range parenting: How much freedom should kids have?News from Minnesota Public Radio News:

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The Challenges of Parenting an Openly Gay Orthodox TeenNews from Yahoo Parenting:
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The conversation over Shavuout lunch at a friend’s house three years ago started innocently enough—we were talking about the Israeli Rabbinate’s reluctance to provide kosher supervision to food served at non-Orthodox events in Israeli hotels. One of the guests at the meal responded with, “The rabbis have to control who […] Continue Reading…

Life Notes: Parenting in an over-sexualized world – Richmond.com

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Life Notes: Parenting in an over-sexualized world – Richmond.comNews from Life Notes: Parenting in an over-sexualized world – Richmond.com:
During February, most things related to love become best-sellers; but in our “anything goes” culture, sex sells well year-round.
As much as they may try, experts say parents can’t effectively shield their children from the advertisements, music, clothing and social media that seek to normalize attitudes and actions that should be reserved for adulthood.

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Carolyn Hax: Parenting is a sacred responsibility

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Carolyn Hax: Parenting is a sacred responsibilityNews from Washington Post:
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Healthier Me: Hold the Phone! Are You Guilty of Distracted Parenting?News from Valley News Live:

Is your Candy Crush addiction crushing your child’s spirit?
Kids often get a bad rap for being addicted to their cell phones, but studies show parents are big offenders too. Putting your phone down could be beneficial to your child’s mental […] Continue Reading…

The most important parenting lesson from Oscar nominee ‘Boyhood’

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The most important parenting lesson from Oscar nominee ‘Boyhood’News from Washington Post:
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This image released by IFC Films shows Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane in a scene from the film,”Boyhood.” (AP Photo/IFC Films)
It’s no surprise that Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Boyhood has an important lesson for parents. What’s unexpected is that the lesson comes from the production process, not the plot.
The film follows a boy, Mason, from age 6 to age 18, but in a radical casting and movie-making decision, director Richard Linklater shot the scenes with the same actors […] Continue Reading…

MommyTech TV – Introducing Parenting Bytes, a Podcast About Parenting and …

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MommyTech TV – Introducing Parenting Bytes, a Podcast About Parenting and …News from Chip Chick:
CES—it’s so big, it’s hard to make sense of it all! But, MommyTech TV’s Andrea Smith and Rebecca Levey are here to do just that, breaking down the good and bad of CES, while saving up a little announcement of their own for the end.
Rebecca and Andrea hit on all the major trends of CES, including smart home devices, TVs, and wearables. Frustrated that the vaunted Internet of Things tends to be a little disconnected? So are those two, but there’s good news on the […] Continue Reading…

‘Multirole’ parenting increases depression, especially for stepfathers

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‘Multirole’ parenting increases depression, especially for stepfathersNews from Deseret News:

A study by BYU and Princeton researchers says parenting is complex, and the more roles an individual has in a “mine, yours and ours” family, the more likely depression is. Multirole stepfathers are especially vulnerable.
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Parenting and stress often go together, and stepfathers who fill multiple roles are among the most affected, according to a study by Brigham Young University and Princeton researchers.
Data from more than 6,000 nationally representative parents showed the more roles a person fills — biological parent, stepparent, noncustodial parent, often all at once — the greater the […] Continue Reading…