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Should kids’ happiness be the goal of parenting?

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

Should kids’ happiness be the goal of parenting?
News from PBS NewsHour:

GWEN IFILL: Now we turn to our new series on the joys and challenges of Parenting Now.

Mothers, fathers and other caregivers have long tried to successfully navigate this tricky terrain, full of age-old dilemmas, as well as new questions. As parents’ roles change, so too does the popular notion of the best way to raise children, as marketing, technology and cultural shifts provide daily challenges, achievement gaps open between boys and girls, and child care costs rockets out of sight.

We will be looking at all these topics and more this week.

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Dads: The antidote to helicopter parenting
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Want to make sure your kid graduates from college? Money helps, as well as good grades — but so does having an involved father. In fact, we’re learning more about the importance of dads in all families, rich as well as poor.

An American Enterprise Institute report last month found, “Compared to teens who reported that their fathers were not involved, teens with involved fathers were 98 percent more likely to graduate from college, and teens with very involved fathers were 105 percent more likely to graduate from college.”

The author, Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, suggests several reasons this might be the case: Dads might help with homework, or make kids less likely to engage in mischief; they may help with tuition, too.

But here’s another possibility: Fathers seem to do a better job fostering independence in kids. And one of the biggest challenges of succeeding in higher education is the amount of freedom you’re given.

In the past year, I’ve interviewed a number of kids from disadvantaged backgrounds who’d made it to college. Without exception, they report that the biggest difference from high school is the burden of studying on their own, managing their own time and prioritizing their own activities.

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Gwyneth’s goal: Is conscious co-parenting attainable?

Posted by on Saturday, 5 April, 2014

Gwyneth’s goal: Is conscious co-parenting attainable?
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RIPS BOOMER ESIASON Your Parenting Advice is ‘Insensitive & Thoughtless’
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EXCLUSIVE

Boomer Esiason‘s priorities are totally SCREWED UP … so says Gloria Allred who’s blasting the ex-NFL star for suggesting athletes should NEVER take paternity leave if it clashes with playing in a game.

FYI — After NY Mets 2nd baseman Daniel Murphy missed 2 games this week for the birth of his son, Boomer went on the radio and said he would’ve had his wife schedule a c-section before the season so he could play on opening day.

Allred clearly doesn’t see it his way — “Suggesting that she should risk such a procedure, (which includes the possibility of hemorrhaging and infection), in order that her husband not miss work is insensitive and thoughtless.”

“The opening day of his son’s life is much more important than the opening day of a baseball season.”

Allred continues, “Every child should know that their dad thought their birth was more important than anything else in the world and that both of their parents loved and sacrificed for them from the moment of their birth and for the remainder of their life.”

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