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Is Seinfeld right about the evolution of parenting?

Posted by on Sunday, 23 February, 2014

Is Seinfeld right about the evolution of parenting?
News from Fox News:

This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” February 20, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ANDREA TANTAROS, GUEST HOST: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday. And in addition to his hilarious stand-up routine, he also had a few interesting words about the evolution of parenting and the elaborate bedtime routine children have today. Take a look.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, “THE TONIGHT SHOW”/NBC, FEB. 18)

JERRY SEINFELD, COMEDIAN: I am not a great believer in our style of parenting. What I mean is our generation, you, me, anybody that has kids now, I just think we’re too into it.

JIMMY FALLON, HOST, “THE TONIGHT SHOW”: What do you mean?

SEINFELD: We’re too into this thing. I don’t know how we got so into it. When we were kids our parents didn’t give a damn about us.

(APPLAUSE)

SEINFELD: They didn’t even know our names.

The bedtime routine for my kids is like this royal coronation, jubilee centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental ap…………… continues on Fox News

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Parenting advice: ‘All Joy and No Fun’ author
News from Washington Post:

Your approach sounds very reasonable. I agree that our teenagers are living in a world in which multiple screens are inevitable. We can wring our hands about it, but I’m not sure what good that does: People were wringing their hands about comic books when they first appeared – the Senate Judiciary Committee had a special hearing on them, even, because people were convinced they were going to turn our teenagers into monsters.

What’s confusing about today’s technology, I think, is that there’s an inverted order in the house: Your kid likely knows more about these devices than you do. They know how to get around controls you place on the Internet; you have to ask THEM to be your friend on facebook. But here’s the upside: When kids misbehave, they’re now doing it from their own bedrooms. They stay INSIDE and use these devices, often.

And look, you can spend all your time trying to monitor who they’re talking to and what they’re planning on doing, but the truth is, if you discover that your kid has plans to smoke pot on a Friday evening, you have to ask yourself: Is this any different from what I DID? Maybe it is; maybe it isn’t. But I suspect the real thing to manage, when it comes to technology, is our own feelings when we learn these things.

The final thing I’ll say about this: It’s true that a lot of what our kids do now is more mysterious. I didn’t…………… continues on Washington Post

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McIlroys’ bond embraced as golf parenting done right

Posted by on Sunday, 19 August, 2012

McIlroys’ bond embraced as golf parenting done right
News from The News-Press:

Rory McIlroy removed his cap and tousled his hair with victory finally in hand last Sunday on the final hole of the PGA Championship, then turned and waved his arms at someone in the gallery.

Connecting with his target, his dad, McIlroy broke into the widest, brightest of smiles.

Off the green moments later, the duo fell into a joyous, tearful embrace.

It was a moment countless golf dads could celebrate.

“It just seems sweet,” said Cape Coral’s Peter Sherwin, 58, whose son Jake has been among the top youth golfers in Southwest Florida for several years. “You can tell they’ve talked and shared and they’ve got a history. Otherwise he would have hugged his coach or somebody else.”

In an era of stage moms and obsessed fathers, from the overbearing to the outright tyrannical, McIlroy’s seemingly loving, supportive relationship with his parents and particularly his father comes as a heart-warming reminder that golf dads can and often do get it right.

“He’s been a huge help to me, not just this week, obviously, but my entire life,” McIlroy said following his breakthrough U.S. Open victory on Father’s Day in 2011, when he won with an eight-shot margin that was matched last week in the PGA Championship.

“If it wasn’t for my mom and dad sacrificing so much, I probably wouldn’t be sitting…………… continues on The News-Press

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New England opens first breast milk depot
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New England’s first breast milk depot has opened in a parenting center outside Boston.

The freezer at Isis Parenting in Hanover, Mass., is a place for moms to drop off breast milk donations for needy infants.

Donations go to Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England in Newtonville, Mass., one of a dozen similar operations in North America.

The nonprofit sells milk for $ 4.50 an ounce, mainly to hospitals to feed premature infants whose mothers can’t produce milk.

Executive Director Naomi Bar-Yam says the money pays for health screens on donor moms, and processing and distributing the milk.

Physician John Fiascone from South Shore Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit says the availability of screened milk could keep some parents from buying breast milk online, which he called a dangerous trend.

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Parenting vouchers “might not benefit the right people”

Posted by on Sunday, 13 May, 2012

Parenting vouchers “might not benefit the right people”
News from Telegraph.co.uk:

“Parenting classes can be very good but are only useful if you do the whole course, which requires a lot of motivation and dedication.

“The problem is identifying those most likely to benefit and working out how to provide the right level of help to those who really need it.”

Dr Katherine Rake, chief executive of the Family and Parenting Institute, said the government could do far more to ease fundamental family burdens such as tax and benefit changes, rising childcare costs and the high costs of living.

“Stretched finances often cause stresses that prevent mums and dads being the parents they want to be,” she said.

“You can give someone driving classes, but if you send them out on an icy road even the best drivers find it very difficult. The same can be said for parenting and the financial challenges for parents today are significant. Alongside these measures, we hope that the government does more to relieve the intense financial pressures on today’s parents.”

Currently the courts can impose such classes on the parents of unruly children, but ministers hope that the involvement of Boots will persuade families to see them as normal as ante-natal classes.

Justine Roberts, co-founder of Mumsnet, said the scheme was a good idea but would ultimately depend on the quality of the classes.

She said that 55 per cent of the site’…………… continues on Telegraph.co.uk

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Parenting Lessons from the Ancient World
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Mothers’ Day might be a relatively new holiday, but that doesn’t mean that parents today are any more deserving of adulation in the form of flowers and gift cards than their counterparts in the ancient world.

No matter in what ancient civilization parents raised their children, they faced a lot of the same challenges. And any advice from those early Imperial China or ancient Mesopotamian mothers could even still apply today.

NEWS: Ancient Images of a Mother Giving Birth Found

Ancient Rome

Although the history of ancient Rome conjures up images of marching armies conquering new territory, ambitious emperors seizing power and bloodthirsty gladiators dueling in the area, parents were still responsible for the somewhat more mundane task of raising children. For parents in the lower classes in ancient Rome, a well raised child could be a means for them to change their fortunes, assuming the investment in that child’s care paid off.

Quintus Sulpicius Maximus was an 11-year-old boy who lived during the first century in anc…………… continues on Discovery News

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Parents Learn Algebra Ebook
From Basic Concepts To Advanced Algebra Topics. A Good Review For Parents To Help Their Children Or Adults Returning To School. Over 70 Pages For Explanations And 145 Examples. Developed By Retired High School Math Teacher.
Parents Learn Algebra Ebook

Co-Parenting Advice for Heidi Klum & Seal: Develop Right Mind-Set After Divoce

Posted by on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

Co-Parenting Advice for Heidi Klum & Seal: Develop Right Mind-Set After Divoce
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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Heidi Klum and Seal, just like thousands of others on the verge of divorce, are facing many decisions and choices related to co-parenting ahead. Sharing parental responsibilities after divorce is usually of great value for the children. But it can also be enormously complex and challenging for parents. Here are six good reasons why:.

  •        Both parents are bringing the raw emotions resulting from the divorce into a new stage in their lives
  •        Heidi and Seal, or any Mom and Dad,  are also bringing previous baggage from the marriage – ongoing conflicts,  major disputes, differing styles of communication, unresolved issues and other frustrations —  into the mix as they negotiate a co-parenting plan
  •        Both parents are vying for the respect and love of the children – and are easily tempted to slant their parenting decisions in the direction that wins them popularity with the kids
  •        Anger and resentment resulting from the divorce settlement can impact and influence levels of cooperation in the years to come
  •        Parents may disagree about major issues ahead that weren’t part of the parenting dynamic in the past including: visits and sleepovers with friends, scheduling after-school activities as well as vacation-time, handling curfews and new behavior problems. W…………… continues on Examiner.com

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Parenting Seminar Coming to Town
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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Sometimes children push parents buttons.

But dealing with that in a calm way is the aim of a parenting seminar coming to our area.

“Stop defiance, yelling and sibling fights” is designed to improve relationships between parents and their children.

Kirk martin and his son, Casey, will be the speakers.

Officials say they offer several tips to help parents deal with everyday struggles.

“He helps these everyday struggles, the morning routines, the homework, the going to bed, that’s what he helps people with the most,” Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Jill Johnson said. “And he has practical ideas to help with those everyday battles.”

The seminar will be held Thursday morning at the Brookside Education Center in Albert Lea from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 and is free of charge.

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Louis CK – Why? (on parenting, kids, and questions) [explicit language, although that should be assumed with Louis CK clips…]
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