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

Posted by on Thursday, 13 August, 2015

PJ Parenting Roundtable: What’s the Best (and Worst) Parenting Advice You’ve …
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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.” That has proven over and over again to be a true statement. It is especially important to trust yourself when you go up against those who are supposed to wield superior knowledge over you, like doctors and teachers. No one loves or has my children’s best interest at heart more than their parents. There have been many times when advice I was given by autho…………… continues on PJ Media

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The pseudoscientific war on parenting
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Proliferating “studies” seem to indicate social scientists are out to prove one thing: Children ultimately make their parents unhappy.

There was the study out of Princeton University and Stonybrook University in June 2013, which found that in areas of the world with higher fertility, i.e. more children, there was a marked decrease in happiness.

The November 2013 study out of Open University in the United Kingdom found that both childless married and unmarried people, as well as unmarried parents, were happier than married parents. Being mom and dad, while married, is just the lamest.

The latest, last week in the journal Demography, looked at the lives of 2,000 Germans and measured their happiness level from before the time they had children until two years afterward. They found that 70 percent of the respondents experienced a drop in happiness.

A Washington Post story on the study notes: “On average, new parenthood led to a 1.4 unit drop in happiness. That’s considered very severe.

“To put things in perspective, previous studies have quantified the impact of other major life events on the same happiness scale in this way: divorce, the equivalent of a 0.6 ‘happiness unit’ drop; unemployment, a one-unit drop; and the death of a partner a one-unit drop.”

So having children makes you more unhappy than divorce, death of a spouse or…………… continues on New York Post

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Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. So why are our kids so miserable?

Posted by on Wednesday, 3 December, 2014

Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. So why are our kids so miserable?
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December 3 at 9:41 AM

Diana Divecha, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist, a Research Affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and an OpEd Project Public Voices Fellow.

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Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. Bloggers, magazines, whole Web sites urge us to do 

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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting
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Amy Joyce

Amy Joyce has been at The Post, well, for a long time. Her first foray in to online chats were related to work. Now she’s happy to chat about fun (but would like to believe the two can be one). She has been a Business reporter, editor for Weekend and the Going Out guide, and is now editing and writing for OnParenting. When not at work, she can be seen unsuccessfully dodging wiffle balls in her front yard.

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Kelly Ripa Gives Some Unapologetic Parenting Advice That a Lot of Moms and …

Posted by on Sunday, 9 November, 2014

Kelly Ripa Gives Some Unapologetic Parenting Advice That a Lot of Moms and …
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Parenting is tough. Being a celebrity parent packs on unique responsibilities and headaches. Some handle it well and some don’t.

Kelly Ripa handles it well. The mother of 3 and television star believes that dealing with her teenage kids is all about tough love.

On The Wendy Williams Show, she talked about how she balances being hard on her kids and still earning their respect. When show host Wendy Williams asked Ripa if her daughter liked her for the tough love, she said:

“No, I don’t think she likes me, but I don’t care… I’m not your friend, I’m your mom.”

She added that being a celebrity mom doesn’t mean her daughter—and kids—should be deluded into thinking they’re above reproach:

“I just feel an obligation as her mom to keep her living in the real world.”

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Terrific Parenting: ‘It’s not my fault’ — Helping your child accept …
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When working with struggling teenagers, I am often chatting with a slouched-over young man who doesn’t understand why life is not working for him. His academic performance is poor, he barely shows up for school and he spends most of time in front of a TV or computer screen. He stays up late, eats poorly and often battles with parents and teachers.

His parents have tried everything they can imagine to get through to him. They have pleaded, argued, cried and yelled. Nothing seems to motivate him, and his parents are frustrated and worried …and ready to give up.

How did this young man end up here?

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We could consider many complex theories to answer this question, and each might have some validity. We could discuss genetics, his ADHD and his parents’ divorce. We could also pick apart many of the parenting choices that shaped his life.

However, let me suggest one simple way to think about how this happens.

Without taking responsibility, there can be no real change

When children or adults deflect responsibility for their actions, they protect themselves from connecting choice with consequence. Without the connection between our choices and the consequences that life brings us, we can’t learn. We can’t grow. We simply never “get it.”

Projecting responsibility

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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
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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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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parenting Advice From a Child

Posted by on Sunday, 22 June, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parenting Advice From a Child
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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parenting Advice from Child – TIME

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Saritha Prabhu: Modern parenting is tough
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Parenting advice from Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly

Posted by on Friday, 30 May, 2014

Parenting advice from Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly
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Marguerite Kelly offered advice on helping your toddler sleep through the night. (Bigstock Photo)

Wondering how to get your toddler to stop waking up at night?  Trying to persuade a 6-year-old to pick up after himself? Marguerite Kelly, who writes the weekly Family Almanac advice column in Local Living, was here to take questions about parenting. Here are some of the questions she answered.

Night-waking toddler.

Q: Over the last few months my soon to be 2-year-old has developed a habit of waking up at various points in the night and incessantly calling out for Mom or Dad. We would respond by going in, picking her up to soothe her cries (but not actual crying) and make sure she wasn’t sick/hurt/etc., and putting her back in bed. When this happened last night (twice), we did not go in to her. The first time either she stopped calling out or I fell back asleep. The second time, we got up for the day. Which approach will best serve us by allowing my toddler to get herself back to sleep and not keep us up at all hours of the night? And, is it co…………… continues on Washington Post

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3 pieces of parenting advice from a parenting coach

Posted by on Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

3 pieces of parenting advice from a parenting coach
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Maybe your child’s not such a devil after all. Here’s how to deal. (BigStock)

Meaghan Leahy, a parenting coach with PositivelyParenting.com, recently chatted with us – and you — and offered her advice for many of the parenting questions that came rolling in. Here are some highlights from our chat:

3-year-old doesn’t want to participate in classes

Q: My 3.5 year old daughter has been taking ballet classes for about 3 months now and has loved it up until recently. The last two weeks she has refused to participate for no apparent reason. I keep asking her why and she just says she doesn’t like it anymore. I didn’t make her participate last week but did stay and watch the other kids participate. I know not to push it but seems odd that she would just all of a sudden not like it after loving it. What to do?

A. Meghan Leahy:

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The Pains Of Parenting, And Other Life Lessons From Louis CK
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Louis C.K. has made a career in comedy by going places others won’t. He can be shockingly crude and deeply insightful in the same sentence.

In his Emmy-award winning TV show called Louie, the comedian basically plays himself — a divorced standup com…………… continues on NPR

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Ciara: BFF Kim Kardashian Gives the Best Parenting Advice

Posted by on Friday, 2 May, 2014

Ciara: BFF Kim Kardashian Gives the Best Parenting Advice
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Ciara tells Us Weekly her BFF Kim Kardashian — mom to daughter North with fiance Kanye West — has been sharing parenting advice and tips as Ciara prepares to welcome her first child in May. Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty

BFFs Ciara and Kim Kardashian have seen each other through many friendship milestones over the years, and now Kardashian is guiding her pal through another big moment: The birth of her first child—a baby boy with her rapper fiance Future. “We [go] over really personal stuff from the woman’s side of things. We’ve had great conversations and it’s been really cool,” Ciara told Us Weekly of how Kardashian—who became a first-time mom herself in June 2013 when she gave birth to daughter North with fiance continues on Us Magazine

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John Rosemond: Don’t worry so much about small details of parenting
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Q: Our 4-year-old son – middle child with older and younger sisters – frequently uses “baby talk.” It doesn’t seem to be a way of seeking attention, because when we ask him to repeat in his “big boy voice” he will do so, and he only does this with us. Is correcting him making a bigger deal out of it than necessary and possibly making it worse?

A: On the 1-to-10 scale of important parenting matters, I give this a 1. No offense intended, but this is something about which your great-grandmother, when she was raising her kids, would not have given any mental energy. Today’s parents often worry so much about small details, many of which are completely insignificant (as is the case here) that they miss the bigger picture. Beware falling into that trap.

My advice is that you give this no attention. In fact, I recommend that you have fun with it. Talk to him in baby talk – not always, but occasionally. Sometimes, when he slips up and talks in his “big boy voice,” tell him you can’t understand him. Obviously, he can articulate properly, so you have no reason for worry. Be assured, this will resolve itself in due time. I seriously doubt that he will repeat his marriage vows in “baby talk.”

Q: My 14-year-old son does not brush his teeth, e…………… continues on Buffalo News

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Lianne Castelino of whereparentstalk.com speaks to Kim John Payne, father of two, author of “Simplicity Parenting”, educator, speaker and counsellor about th…
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Parenting advice: Help for raising children of all ages

Posted by on Friday, 20 December, 2013

Parenting advice: Help for raising children of all ages
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When educators didn’t know what to do with 7th and 8th graders they said, “I know!  We’ll put them in a special place called Middle School–and we’ll throw the key away”. 

Transitions are hard on most children, especially at this age because some are growing so fast, and others are growing so slow.  Moreover, they’re growing four ways at once– physically, mentally, emotionally and morally–and they often walk these paths at different speeds so they’re as out of whack with themselves as they are with their families.

Make some simple rules first and for each of your children: 

no TV at night from Monday through Thursday, which also means no TV in his bedroom

No cell phone use during homework hour and no cell phone use at night, which means that he checks it with you. 

No Internet use unless it’s in an open space, which means that you can see his sites while you’re cooking dinner.

These may sound strict but these three rules will wipe out most of the quarrels.

To avoid the backchat, ask your boy for his opinion on anything and everything–the war in the mid-east; abortion; poverty.  If he were in any of these situations, what would he do?  This tells a child that you respect his mind and if he feels intellectually respected, he will respect you and respect your rules much better.

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Detached dads mostly a myth, parenting survey says
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CHICAGO — The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.

The nationally representative survey shows fathers’ involvement has increased slightly since the government first asked in 2002, coinciding with research since then that bolsters the benefits of hands-on fathering.

The results are encouraging and important “because others have found the more involved dads are, the better the outcomes for their children,” said researcher Jo Jones of the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. She co-authored the report released today.

More academic success, fewer behavior problems and healthier eating habits are just some of the ways fathers’ involvement has been linked with children’s well-being.

“Times have changed,” said Robert Loftus, 34, of Yonkers, N.Y. He quit a six-figure sales job a year ago to care for his two young children while his wife works full time. “We’re trying to rethi…………… continues on The Columbian

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Bill Hader’s Best Parenting Advice: Just Say Yes

Posted by on Friday, 27 September, 2013

Bill Hader’s Best Parenting Advice: Just Say Yes
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As a father to two daughters, funnyman Bill Hader has some sound advice for new fathers — don’t say no, whatever the task may be.

“Whatever your wife asks, say yes,” the former Saturday Night Live star, 35, told PEOPLE at a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 hosted by Mamarazzi in New York City on Wednesday.

“Just say yes and your life will be so much easier. If your wife asks you to drive to LAX at 2 a.m. to pick up a piece of luggage, do it!”

Say yes, and don’t forget to take out the trash. It’s one of the secrets to Hader’s successful marriage to The To Do List wri…………… continues on People Magazine

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Parenting, both good and failing
News from Berkshire Eagle:

To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I was intrigued by two articles in the Sept. 24 Eagle, the editorial on the Stephentown, N.Y. “flash party” and the “Jar of hope: Two giving hearts” story on Page B1. Both involve parenting.

The 4-year-old twins who earned money to help a friend’s father who is battling cancer didn’t obtain their compassion from thin air. It’s obvious that their parents are doing an excellent job raising them. On the other hand, the parents of the “flash party” attendees have a long way to go on
parenting.

If I was 70 years younger, I could probably earn a doctorate degree on parenting if I investigated, gathered data, and wrote a thesis on these two events. My congratulations go to the parents of the 4-year-old children. RALPH W. BROMLEY

Pittsfield

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Exposing your kids to SOME hardship is good. It could save them. The concepts of work, personal accountability, confidence in austere conditions, skill sets …
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