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Parenting Report: Teen and Depression

Posted by on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014

Parenting Report: Teen and Depression
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The holidays can be a tough time for anyone suffering from depression, especially your teen.

The holidays can be a tough time for anyone suffering from depression, especially your teen. 

Joining us now with more is our Parenting Expert Psychologist, Dr. David Palmiter from Marywood University.

We hear that the holidays can be tougher for people suffering from depression. 

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Perspective on Parenting: Keeping Holiday Gatherings Festive and Friendly
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Please pass the mashed potatoes and an extra serving of drama. No, seriously, it’s the holidays. It’s a time when someone at one of your family gatherings may get drunk, insult someone else or otherwise wreak havoc on a festive day that should be enjoyable and a cherished family memory.

If you’re reading this wondering what I’m talking about, consider yourself lucky. You’ve probably never dined with the likes of the Larson family from 1995’s “Home for the Holidays.”

Growing up in a somewhat dysfunctional household, thanks to my Irish-Italian Catholic lineage or a history of other problems in my family tree, I often dreaded the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. During these family events, someone was either excessively emotional, visibly intoxicated or just recurrently late.

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Today, I avoid dysfunction the same way I do culinary abominations such as marshmallows baked on sweet potatoes. Contrary to the holidays of my youth, my husband and I are happily raising our three children within an environment of punctuality, consideration and love. Despite my odd history, I embrace it so that I can fully appreciate peaceful, home-cooked meals and happy times with my family each holiday season. The perspective is almost a gift.

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Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking

Posted by on Tuesday, 31 December, 2013

Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking
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Parents who set limits are less likely to have kids who smoke, regardless of their ethnic and racial backgrounds, according to a new U.S. study.

Researchers surveyed middle schoolers from diverse backgrounds and found those whose parents had an “authoritative” and “structured” parenting style were also more likely to be discouraged from smoking by their parents and less likely to become smokers.

“Many past studies have examined broad parenting styles, however this study looked at how specific parenting strategies may help protect youth from cigarette smoking initiation,” said Cassandra Stanton, an assistant professor in the oncology department at Georgetown University, who led the study.

“We also note that unlike many studies in the area that are conducted in largely white middle class samples, this study was conducted in an urban multi-ethnic low-income school district,” Stanton told Reuters Health.

It’s important to identify ways of helping parents prevent kids from starting to smoke, Stanton’s team writes in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, because the majority of lifetime smokers begin before the age of 18.

Although the number of teenage smokers has declined significantly, one in three young adults reports smoking at least once in the past 30 days, according to a 2012 report by the U.S. Surgeon General.<…………… continues on Fox News

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The Most Talked–About Celebrity Parenting Moments of 2013
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With heirs being born to both the British throne and the pop culture kingdom, 2013 has been a big year for celebrity parents. Still, babies weren’t the only thing to consume the parenting conversations you’ve had over the last 12 months. Diet fads, parenting styles, and baby weight have all come under close criticism as celebrities have opened their doors — and social media accounts — to let us into their family’s lives.

Here’s what you’ve been talking about:

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    The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, had the world waiting this summer as they had their first ch…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Texas teen Ethan Couch: For ‘affluenza’ the solution is parenting

Posted by on Thursday, 12 December, 2013

Texas teen Ethan Couch: For ‘affluenza’ the solution is parenting
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Texas teenEthan Couch: Texas teen Ethan Couch receives ten years probation after killing four in a drunk driving accident. Could more attentive parents have helped curb what the defense called ‘affluenza?’ 

The verdict giving 10 years of probation to Ethan Couch, the wealthy Texas Teen who confessed to intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of four pedestrians, spotlights the fact that it takes a parent, not a village, to properly raise a child.

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The expression “It takes a village to raise a child” means including extended family and resources, not taking the parent out of the equation. 

The outrage over this verdict comes from the defense used in the case, which blames “affluenza” for which the only solution is real, old school, parenting. The term was used by a defense witness, a psychologist and refers to the boy’s privilege, affluence and lack of boundaries and parenting as the reason for his crimes.

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Ethan Couch: For ‘affluenza’ the solution is parenting
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Ethan Couch: Texas teen Ethan Couch receives ten years probation after killing four in a drunk driving accident. Could more attentive parents have helped curb what the defense called ‘affluenza?’ 

The verdict giving 10 years of probation to Ethan Couch, the wealthy Texas Teen who confessed to intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of four pedestrians, spotlights the fact that it takes a parent, not a village, to properly raise a child.

Skip to next paragraph

The expression “It takes a village to raise a child” means including extended family and resources, not taking the parent out of the equation. 

The outrage over this verdict comes from the defense used in the case, which blames “affluenza” for which the only solution is real, old school, parenting. The term was used by a defense witness, a psychologist and refers to the boy’s privilege, affluence and lack of boundaries and parenting as the reason for his crimes.

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‘Teen Mom’ Stars’ Worst Parenting Moments (PHOTOS)

Posted by on Wednesday, 9 January, 2013

‘Teen Mom’ Stars’ Worst Parenting Moments (PHOTOS)
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“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham made a shocking confession on her blog recently, revealing that she decided to wax and pluck her 3-year-old daughter Sophia’s “unibrow” — because she “felt bad for her.”

“I told sophia (my daughter who is a late 3 years old) of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed to wax her,” Farrah wrote on her Sulia blog, adding, “…sophia was freaking out, so I had to act like it was a c…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting style
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Parenting takes a crazy turn when your child becomes a tween. When Jada Pinkett Smith’s 12-year-old daughter Willow decided to shave off her previously full head of hair, her mother didn’t think twice.

Critics have blasted Jada Pinkett Smith, claiming she is too lenient of a parent. Is she too relaxed, or is she onto something we could all learn from?

Pinkett Smith has been accused of having a somewhat liberal approach to parenting. She and her husband, actor Will Smith, are parents to a son Jaden (14) and daughter Willow (12). Raising children to think for themselves and make competent decisions is one of the toughest things a parent can do. Stepping back and letting them make choices is important — but how far is too far?

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Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Some People Don’t Deserve a Second …

Posted by on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012

Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Some People Don’t Deserve a Second …
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When I turned on Teen Mom 2 last night, I wasn’t sure I was watching the right show. There were some very responsible choices being made, which fits with the theme of this week’s episode, second chances. But don’t be fooled, these girls still provided us with plenty of drama. You didn’t expect them all to grow up since last week did ya?

It doesn’t seem like Kailyn’s second chance with boyfriend, Jordan, is working out. He can’t seem to trust her again after she cheated on him with baby daddy, Jo. Chelsea’s relationship isn’t fairing much better. She and Adam are over again much to her dismay. On a more positive note, Jenelle had a personality transplant this week and is fighting for her second (or millionth) chance. Plus, Leah seems sticking to her plan of attending nursing school

KAILYN

DON’T: Be with someone for the wrong reasons

Kailyn seemed to be all about getting Jordan back, after cheating on him with Jo. But now it appears as if she’s changed her mind again. In a conversation she had with a friend, we learn that Kailyn is what one might call a serial monogamist. In other words she goes from relationship to relationship most likely because she doesn’t want to be alon…………… continues on Crushable

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Doc Talk: Consistency, patience are keys in parenting toddlers
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For 20 years, I have had the privilege of caring for Wichita families and watching many children I delivered become well-adjusted, responsible adults. One thing that has not changed in those 20 years is that parents still feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of turning completely dependent babies into independent adults who leave home and become productive members of society.

While much of the well-child check is spent examining the physical health of a child and ensuring he is current on immunizations, an equally important part of the visit is spent on anticipatory guidance for the parents — giving them the tools and advice to survive (even thrive) during the next stage of their child’s development.

In the early months, these conversations focus on treating fevers, getting the baby to sleep through the night and transitioning to solid foods. At about 18 to 24 months there is a major transition when the child learns to say that word most dreaded by parents — “NO!” None of us is ever quite prepared to parent a toddler. I have found there are several distinct developmental phases in these preschool years, each with a different strategy, and parents can successfully manage them.

•  The “How far?” phase. This happens as soon as a child becomes mobile and has the ability to speak. Typically described as the terrible twos, the child i…………… continues on Kansas.com

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Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: You Can’t Blame Your Baby Daddy For …

Posted by on Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: You Can’t Blame Your Baby Daddy For …
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One episode into Teen Mom 2, and I’m already so frustrated with these girls. The main changes from where we left off last season is the girls’ relationships: As far as I can tell, while filming they were all single. But what was annoying is watching Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer blame their respective baby daddys for bailing… when they were the ones who cheated.

And if you’re talking about relationships, Jenelle Evans still hasn’t hit upon a healthy way of communicating with her mom Barbara, and Jace continues to suffer from her neglect. Then you have Chelsea Houska, who keeps letting Adam back into her life even when it’s clear that she’s not emotionally stable.

Let’s jump right into the parenting lessons we learned from 3?01 “Walk the Line”!

JENELLE

DO: Make a living

Jenelle interviews for a part-time daycare job, which is kind of laughable if you consider how she’s basically ignored Jace for the past f…………… continues on Crushable

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Parenting Through Separation and Divorce class Monday night
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November 13, 2012

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce class Monday night

ENID, Okla. — Divorcing parents often are faced with many new problems during this difficult time for the entire family.

Although their marriage is ending, their role as parents continues through their lives. To help make this transition easier, Northwest Family Services Inc. staff mem…………… continues on Enid News & Eagle

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Parenting tips for talking to your teen about sex

Posted by on Wednesday, 3 October, 2012

Parenting tips for talking to your teen about sex
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Book aims to make moms feel better about their bad parenting moments
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One mom lured her daughter to bed — at age 8 — with a trail of chocolate chips up her townhouse stairs. Another found herself on the floor of a plane screaming “Save the Jelly Bellys!” They spilled as she fed them to her preschooler to fend off in-flight earache meltdowns.

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Alicia Ybarbo, left, and Mary Ann Zoellner, two of four authors of the irreverent parenting book ‘[expletive] Mom.’

A third mom who avoids sweets and high fructose corn syrup like they were poison has her toddler begging for his “medicine candy” when it’s time to take the dreaded Tylenol.

Don’t go diving for your dog-eared parenting guides or Googling Dr. Sears on the above, but if you’re looking for a little validation of your worst-mom moments as not such a huge deal after all, hunt down “[expletive]Mom,” the unofficial companion to last year’s best-seller “Go the [expletive] to Sleep.”

The latest in irreverent parenting books is part parody and part painful truth. It’s written by four very busy, often tired working moms looking to offer some overdue laughs…………… continues on NorthJersey.com

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Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom: The Series Finale Ends With Birthdays, Not …

Posted by on Wednesday, 29 August, 2012

Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom: The Series Finale Ends With Birthdays, Not …
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It’s finally over. You might be tearing up that last night’s Teen Mom series finale was your last chance to look in on Amber, Maci, Catelynn, and Farrah as they negotiate single motherhood, but I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with these girls’ baggage and recap this show anymore. The series ended on a high note by celebrating all of the kids’ birthdays; even though they were born months apart, the footage was edited so that each plotline (minus Catelynn/Tyler) closed by focusing on the children. It was a smart move.

For some of the girls, the finale was less exciting than earlier episodes this season; while Amber and Tyler screamed at people/dogs, Maci and Farrah didn’t do much of anything. In some ways it’s comforting that MTV didn’t orchestrate some outlandish conflict to amp up the tension. Plus, I’m sure it’s meant to show that even the most mundane plotlines are part of these girls’ lives as they try to raise their kids right.

MACI

DO: Keep your conflicts out of your kid’s birthday

While it’s clear that Maci and Ryan are fighting over the mechanics of Bentley‘s birthday, I have to give them props for focusing on Bentley in the momen…………… continues on Crushable

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Parenting means supporting your child, not pleasing their teacher
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It was the third week of kindergarten when we got the first call. Our son, Sam, was having trouble “not being silly” and his teacher was not happy.

Sam was testing limits, wise-cracking for a laugh, acting out for attention. Here we go again, I thought. The same old mischief in a brand new class. We’d been down this road before, as my enthusiastic son has a talent for exasperating those supervising him.

As I listened to Sam’s teacher, I had the same old reaction: a lurch in my gut and a quickening of my pulse as I scrambled for the “right” response-something empathetic, something helpful. Then, as always, I reflexively directed our chat toward all the ways I…………… continues on Chicago Parent

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Fighting US’s worst teen pregnancy rate in Miss.

Posted by on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012

Fighting US’s worst teen pregnancy rate in Miss.
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With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it’s hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.

Her situation isn’t unusual in the small Delta town of Marks, home to one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state that leads the nation in the statistic. But unlike teen mothers in previous decades, 18-year-old Hollins is benefiting from a change in attitude that’s paving the way for frank discussions about parenting skills, career goals and contraception.Instructors from the Delta Health Partners Healthy Start Initiative come to Hollins’ high school monthly to teach lessons that incorporate some of the newest theories on the relationship between poverty and teen motherhood. It’s a far cry from decades past, when women in Hollins’ situation were given little guidance and often left to drop out and languish.Part of the goal is to change patterns of communication about sex that have persisted for years.”I’m going to talk to her more about it, inform her,” Hollins said of her 5-month-old daughter. “‘Cause I didn’t have that talk with my mom. I had to learn on my own.”The Delta Initiative, run through Tougaloo College since 1999, is a forerunner in the state’s changing attitude toward teen pregnancy. Next year,…………… continues on Kansas City Star

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Charlize Theron: My Favorite Parenting Book Is ‘Go the F-ck to Sleep’
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Charlize Theron and her baby Jackson Theron leaving ‘Casa Lucio’ restaurant on May 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Credit: Europa Press sp/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Bad habits are hard to break — just ask potty mouth Charlize Theron.

When asked by MTV News if she’s been able to tone down her colorful language since adopting son Jackson in March, the 36-year-old Snow White and the Huntsman star laughed and shook her head.

“A lot of people have sent me these children’s books, and there’s this amazing book, a best-seller called Go the F-ck to Sleep,” she said. “This book was good for me because it made me realize that I don’t need to judge myself right now.”

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Written by Adam Mansbach, Go the F-ck to Sleep has been called “a parenting zeitgeist” by The Washington Post and “a ne…………… continues on Us Magazine

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Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Opposite Day

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012

Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom 2: Opposite Day
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For the most part, the fathers on this show are portrayed as useless schlubs who haven’t made an effort in their child’s life since the seven minutes it took to conceive him/her. But this week, things started to shift. Obviously Corey was still a shit, further upsetting Leah; but Jo showed surprising maturity in asking to meet Jordan, and Kieffer told Jenelle that he was willing to quit smoking pot for her. Meanwhile, Chelsea made the most out of her break-up with Adam by raising money for premature babies with the March of Dimes.

Even though at least one couple is headed for a break-up, I can still cautiously say that these kids did OK this week.

KAILYN

DO: Encourage a support structure for your kid

Kailyn’s worried because Jo told her he wants to meet her new boyfriend Jordan. I can see why she might feel awkward, especially since Jo’s reasoning is “I don’t want some weirdo around my son.” But what he really means is that he doesn’t want there to be a string of unreliable guys in and out of Kailyn’s, and Isaac‘s, lives. As the father, that’s his right and his duty, so kudos to him.

DON’T: Expect the worst

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