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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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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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The 6 best parenting lessons in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Posted by on Friday, 4 July, 2014

The 6 best parenting lessons in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
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The 6 best parenting lessons in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld’s endearingly self-explanatory web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a pleasure to watch. The editors don’t cut out all the awkward moments in the conversations between Seinfeld and his guest comedians — Larry David should be proud — and you get to watch two funny people drive some flavor of iconic car and chat over coffee.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, just entering its fourth season, also has some interesting insights about parenting — a topic Seinfeld, a father of three, brings up with some of his guests. Here are the six best moments about raising kids, having parents, and dealing with various bodily fluids:

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Baldwin: “What’s it like being a dad for you?”

Seinfeld: “Being a dad is, you know, it’s a surfboard on a rainbow: You’re getting all you can handle of life. What I like about having kids is when they’re on the toilet and you knock on the door, they just go, ‘Come in.’ Nobody else does that — nobody just invites you in when they’re on the t…………… continues on The Week Magazine

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Carolyn Hax: Readers give advice on relationships, parenting
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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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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Posted by on Monday, 6 January, 2014

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
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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. Read the latest batch below and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

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Southwest Florida Parenting: How to keep your fitness resolution
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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Posted by on Sunday, 8 December, 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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Fisher Price’s Apptivity Seat sparks parenting debate
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OF THE MORNING.

THE LATEST LAZY BOY FOR BABIES.

FISHER-PRICE RELEASED THE NEWBORN TO TODDLER ACTIVITY SEAT.

A BABY BOUNCY SEAT THAT FEATURES A PLASTIC CASE DESIGNED TO HOLD AN iPAD.

IS THIS A SIGN OF THE TIMES OR BAD PARENTING? PLOP YOUR KIDS IN FRONT OF THE iPAD ALL DAY.

HERE TO DEBATE IT, A MOM WITH TWO AND ONE ON THE WAY AND OUR TECH EXPERT, MOM OF TWO.

>> CASSIE, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? LAZY OR GOOD PARENTING? >> I THINK TECHNOLOGY IS HERE TO STAY WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.

STUDY BY COMMON SENSE MEDIA FOUND 40% OF KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 2 HAVE BEEN ON A MOBILE DEVICE, PLAYED A GAME OR PLAYED A VIDEO.

I THINK IT’S UP TO PARENTING HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH.

I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE AN HONEST CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO FIT INTO OUR LIVES AND INTO OUR KIDS’ LIVES.

THERE ARE BENEFITS AND THERE ARE DRAWBACKS.

>> THAT STUDY CASSIE IS JUST MENTIONING, IS THAT A BAD THING THOUGH? WE DON’T WANT TO ELEVATE THAT AND SAY IT’S GREAT.

KIDS AT 5 MONTHS OLD HAVE BEEN USING AN iPAD FIVE STRAIGHT MONTHS.

>> THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE.

THERE ARE STUDIES.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 SHOULD NOT BE PUT IN FRONT OF DEVICES THAT HAVE TECHNOLOGY, THE BRAIN IS DEVELOP…………… continues on Fox News

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

Posted by on Sunday, 17 November, 2013

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
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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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More Parenting Words I Want Added to the Dictionary – Huffington Post
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When I was a new mother, I felt really alone. Not always. But often. Because trying to navigate the new, new world that I had entered — the world of parenting — felt difficult and so damn exhausting.

But here’s the thing: it wasn’t a new, new world at all. Parenting had been around for a long time. It even predated the iPad.

Of course, I didn’t have this epiphany right away. It took me until after having my second child to make this incredibly astute observation. But, once I did, I started noticing similarities between things I experienced as a first-time and as a second-time mother. I started noticing more and more similarities between things my first son and second son did. I started to write them down. And, when there wasn’t a word to describe them, I started to make them up.

Eventually, I started blogging about the parenting words I made up and called my blog, Mammalingo. My readers made up words too. Fantastic ones. I added those to the blog as well and soon we…………… continues on More Parenting Words I Want Added to the Dictionary – Huffington Post

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

Posted by on Saturday, 26 October, 2013

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
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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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Youth Advocates Call For Better Pregnancy, Parenting Student Supports
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The rights of pregnant and parenting students in Illinois are often overlooked, and more supports need to be in place to ensure the youth reach their full academic potential, school officials and adolescent health advocates said at a town hall meeting on the topic in Chicago.

The meeting, hosted by the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health’s (ICAH) School Network, follows recently-released guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on strategies meant to support the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. The department’s optional recommendations issued in June were prepared for secondary school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students.

ICAH’s Executive Director Yamani Hernandez said a “blanket of shame” still shrouds many young people who are pregnant or parenting and, “That’s really a barrier to their success.”

“Once a young person has already decided to parent, and is already parenting, what the community needs to do is come and mobilize around them and figure out how to help them succeed,” she said. “Not beat them up for decisions that they have made.”

Overall, those at the discussion said it’s often difficult for students and others to find information in their school district about what their options and rights are if they are expecting or parenting. Oth…………… continues on Progress Illinois

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

Posted by on Sunday, 13 October, 2013

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
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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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Alessandra Ambrosio keeps up her parenting duties as she takes a break from … – Daily Mail
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She is a Victoria’s Secret ambassador and one of the most successful models in the world.

But despite her jet-set lifestyle, Alessandra Ambrosio still manages to put her daughter Anja first.

The 32-year-old was seen adjusting the five-year-old’s dress in between takes while shooting a provocative new Chanel campaign on Saturday in Los Angeles.

A yummy mummy! The Victoria's Secrets ambassador takes care of daughter Anja adjusting her outfit on her break on the high profile shoot Multi-tasking: Alessandra Ambrosio tends to her daughter Anja while taking a break from shooting provocative new Chanel campaign on Saturday in LA

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

Posted by on Monday, 7 October, 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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The Language of Life: Making music while parenting
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Parenting involves countless hours of teaching, and teaching while parenting consists of constant repetition. In order for everything that we feel is important to sink deep into our children’s hearts and minds, we repeat key items almost daily, if not hourly. “Put your shoes away so no one will trip over them,” and “do your homework when you get home from school” or “clear your dishes when you are finished eating.”

Parents can behave as if the seventh or 20th time something is said will make such a marked difference in that particular moment, that children finally will place the fact into their mental “life lessons” file and, suddenly, they won’t need any more reminders about the matter.

While repetition is a great tool to use for teaching or learning just about anything, repetition without structure isn’t the same thing and often little impact. The use of structured repetition works in music: verse, chorus, verse, same chorus, verse, same chorus, maybe a bridge, and then the same chorus again to end.

And what is the difference between a good song and a hit song? Song structure.

So is the difference between good parenting and great parenting structure? Perhaps. The process of learning anything is easier when music is added, and this rule certainly applies to parenting, so music can – and should – be applied more often in par…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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