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Parenting: Most exhausting job ever? Time for a raise?

Posted by on Wednesday, 9 October, 2013

Parenting: Most exhausting job ever? Time for a raise?
News from Christian Science Monitor:

Parents agree, child care is exhausting, despite the rewards, found a Pew Research Service study released this week. So why do we pay our child care workers so little?

In findings that should come as a surprise to no one who has worked a job while a spouse took care of the kids (or vice versa), a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey has found that parents ranked child care as #1 for activities found to be “very tiring.”

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Our impossible parenting choice
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The first time I saw a clear image of Annie was at the doctor’s office three and a half years ago, on a gray afternoon in the beginning of January.  I was 30 years old and approaching my fourth month of pregnancy. As my OB-GYN ran a transducer across my stomach, she laughed. Annie’s legs were stretched out straight and her tiny feet rubbed against each other.

“The baby won’t move those long legs of hers apart,” the doctor said, still laughing.

“That’s what Addie does,” said my husband, Ross, referring to how I sleep at night — legs stiff and straight while each foot massages the other in an effort to quell my anxiety.

Lying naked on the exam table, with nothing but a paper sheet covering my swollen belly, I wished that I could take my feet down from the stirrups and rub them together. I needed to relax, but there was no time. I wanted to know before my July delivery date if our baby had cystic fibrosis, which meant I needed to have an amniocentesis performed immediately.

No one in my family had ever been diagnosed or displayed symptoms of cystic fibrosis. But according to a routine genetic blood test, which I had agreed to weeks into my pregnancy, I was a carrier of the lifelong, hereditary disease that causes abnormally thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, which clogs them and makes it very hard to breathe. Recurring lung and chest infections, p…………… continues on Salon
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How Congress kills time on a rare Washington weekend

Posted by on Monday, 30 September, 2013

How Congress kills time on a rare Washington weekend
News from Washington Post:

It’s an odd predicament for a modern-day member of Congress: How do you kill time during a weekend in Washington?

With precious hours remaining until the end of the fiscal year, there were no meetings between House and Senate leaders Sunday to break the logjam and avoid a government shutdown. Both sides dug in, leaving lawmakers with plenty of free time.

They rarely spend idle time in the nation’s capital, usually fleeing Capitol Hill quickly on Thursdays or Fridays to fly home to see their families and address political concerns. But on this rare weekend — with the House in session, the Senate returning earlier than usual on Monday and the immediate fate of th…………… continues on Washington Post

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Protecting a space for parenting in an age of expert advice
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In my behavioral pediatrics practice, it never ceases to amaze me how, given the space and time, parents come around to making sense of their child’s “difficult” behavior without my giving “advice” about “what to do.” They may recognize that they share a trait with their child that has troubled them their whole life. They may become tearful, thinking of how that child represents a lost loved one.  There are countless variations. The process of telling the story, of finding the meaning in the behavior, is often itself the treatment. Once parents have these insights, “what to do” follows naturally. In contrast, if I give advice without a full understanding of the story, things may not go well.

Recently in working on a new book, I have had the pleasure of returning to a close look at the work of D. W. Winnicott, pediatrician turned psychoanalyst and a kind of British Dr. Spock. In my review of his writings on the subject of advice, I came across a wonderful piece from this past spring in The Guardian: Mothers on the naughty step: the growth…………… continues on Boston.com

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Terri Horman agrees to limited evaluation for parenting time with daughter

Posted by on Wednesday, 28 August, 2013

Terri Horman agrees to limited evaluation for parenting time with daughter
News from OregonLive.com:

Terri Moulton Horman agrees with her estranged husband’s request that an expert should evaluate whether she should have any parenting time with the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Kiara, court papers say.

But Horman, who has been a focus of the criminal investigation into the June 2010 disappearance of her stepson, Kyron, would seek limits on such an evaluation, her attorney Peter Bunch wrote in a filing earlier this month in the Hormans’ divorce case.

Police have not provided Terri Horman with information about their investigation, Bunch wrote, and she should not have to answer questions that could affect her constitutional rights.

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Still, she supports the idea of reviewing possible ways she could see her daughter, the filing states. Kiara has been living exclusively with her father, Kaine Horman, for the past three years.

“Husband took it upon himself to essentially terminate Wife’s primary parental role with Kiara Horman,” the filing states. “Wife anticipates that an evaluation will support her contention that Husband’s actions were not in Kiara’s best interests.”

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Classes on parenting teens attract attention
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A Gilbert woman’s 10-year effort to help mothers better relate to their teen children through a biblically influenced program is poised for possible national attention.

Jana Morrison created her MomProps classes in 2000, starting with one program developed by Family Life Ministries for “Family Life Today,” a national radio program aired locally on KPXQ-AM (1360) at 8 a.m. daily — by Arkansas couple and former Sunday school teachers Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

Family Life Ministries is so impressed by the way Morrison developed her classes that it is working with her to develop a kit comprising her teaching materials for possible nationwide distribution to parents.

“I took a resource and made it bigger and broader,” Morrison said in an e-mail interview. “I would say I took a resource and created a dynamic experience with it. The radio program becomes more than just a listening experience in the design of MomProps. It becomes a vehicle for parents to use to explore their own convictions and make decisions about how to handle that topic/issue, all the while hearing solid biblical wisdom.”

Meanwhile, Morrison and the facilitators she trained are launching two eight-week series of two-hour MomProps classes, supported by an expanded website with teaching videos. One class, East Gilbert MomProps, just began. Morrison’s Central Gilb…………… continues on Arizona Republic

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Parenting Tip: Limit screen time using Kaboom App Timer

Posted by on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013

Parenting Tip: Limit screen time using Kaboom App Timer
News from tuaw.com:

Limiting screen time is a challenge for any parent. It’s easy to hand an iPad to your kids and even easier to get distracted and forget to take it away. One way to move that responsibility away from your forgetful self and onto the device is using the Kaboom App Timer.

As its name implies, Kaboom is a timer that runs in the background while your child plays with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Kaboom has two timers — one called Play and one called Rest. Play is the amount of time you want your child to use the device, and rest is the amount of time the device is not accessible to play. Each timer is based in minutes / hours and can be set for as little as five minutes or as long as 24 hours. Unfortunately, there is no clock option so you can’t set the device for play time from say 8:00 – 10:00 AM and rest for the remainder of the day.

Before you can use Kaboom, you have to set up the alerts in settings > notifications and change the alert type from banners to screen alerts. Once that is done, you can open Kaboom, set the play and rest timers and let your child enjoy some time with your iOS device. When their play time is up, a screen and sound alert will let your child know i…………… continues on tuaw.com

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19 hilarious signs you’re definitely a parent
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From the moment your precious little bundle comes home from the hospital, your life is forever changed — and we mean more than just the fact that it has greater meaning now. We also mean extra ingredients in your coffee, a multicolored Netflix queue and poop in the bathtub on a semi-regular basis. This week, the “orphan socks” photo image included above was making the rounds, and that alerted us to other social posts that prove there are certain nuances to life as a parent that only other parents can understand. Your childless friends can’t appreciate the brilliance of unplugged video game controllers or why car keys must be stashed 4 feet off the ground? You know the secret handshake now. Wear it like a badge — and share it with the other fantastic parents you know.

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Judge suspends Amanda Redman’s parenting time with son as efforts to …

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013

Judge suspends Amanda Redman’s parenting time with son as efforts to …
News from MLive.com:

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JACKSON, MI – Supervised parenting time was not safe for Amanda Redman’s oldest son, Assistant Prosecutor Kati Rezmierski argued Wednesday, April 10.

She brought the boy, severely overweight at age 3, fast food to their meetings, Rezmierski told Jackson County Probate Judge Diane Rappleye.

“I don’t think she can keep (her youngest son) safe, even in supervised visits,” Rezmierski said.

As Redman, 30, sobbed, Rappleye suspended Redman’s parenting time with the younger child, age 4.

Her attorney, Timothy Williams, had contended no harm would come to the boy if Redman’s moments with him were watched by child protection workers.

The 4-year-old was one of only two children who remained in Redman’s care before the day her 27-day-old daughter suffocated to death.

Redman, the birth mother to six living children, is charged with manslaughter and second-degree child abuse in the April 2 death of Amillia Redman.

She admitted to drinking a large quantity of alcohol and falling asleep with the baby on a couch in her Blackman Townsh…………… continues on MLive.com

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Parenting magazines give little attention to sun protection
News from Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress:

Two popular U.S. parenting magazines give little attention in terms of articles or advertisements to preventing skin cancer risk, according to a study published in the April issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Disease.

(HealthDay)—Two popular U.S. parenting magazines give little attention in terms of articles or advertisements to preventing skin cancer risk, according to a study published in the April issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Disease.

Corey H. Basch, Ed.D., M.P.H., from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., and colleagues assessed a sample of issues of two popular parenting magazines published in the spring and summer during an 11-year period to describe the prevalence of articles and advertisements related to skin cancer prevention. A total of 2,594 articles were reviewed, and 6,307 advertisements were observed.

The researchers found that 2.2 percent of the articles were related to skin and 19.6 percent were related to health. Nearly half (42.1 percent) of the skin-related articles focused on sun protection. The top…………… continues on Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress

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Parenting Time at the Holidays –

Posted by on Saturday, 10 November, 2012

Parenting Time at the Holidays –
News from Getting It Right to Protect the Future – U.S. Politics Today:

You might not want to wait to talk to a family law attorney until after the holidays. What you do this holiday season could have implications for where your children spend future holidays.

November 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — With the holidays fast approaching, many families are beginning to think about where the kids will spend certain special days of the year. If you’re divorced, or if you’re contemplating divorce, there are a few considerations you should take into account that could have implications for where your children will spend future holidays.

It Can Be a Bad Idea to Put Off Divorce Until After the Holidays

When courts have to determine child custody arrangements in a divorce, one of the things they look at is the relationship the child has to each parent. In addition, family law judges are very sensitive to the importance of continuity in a child’s life, especially for young children; it is rare that a court will introduce significant changes into a chil…………… continues on Getting It Right to Protect the Future – U.S. Politics Today

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Parenting through Politics
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“My eye itches,” eight-year-old Camille said one morning as she rolled out of bed.

“Scratch it,” I said without looking at her. It was a cool March morning, and my husband and I were headed out of town for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, where we were “working” the first presidential straw poll of the 2008 season. Even though it was two years before the election, I’d spent the last few months trying to get people to vote for Mitt Romney. No, not Matt. Mitt. And yes, he’s from Massachusetts. People hadn’t heard of him, so I’d tried my best to persuade them to vote for him instead of any of a number of southern politicians.

“But it hurts,” she protested. I put down a bag of buttons that read “Romney — Yankee Governor with Southern Values,” and looked at her. Her eye was swollen shut.

My stomach sank. Pink eye? I’d planned to take the kids to school, and the babysitter would pick them up afterwards. I didn’t have childcare during the school hours, and I couldn’t send her to school looking like she’d been hit in the eye.

“Well, I guess you’re both coming with us,” I said, as I dropped medicine in her eye.

The next day, my husband and I found ourselves standing in a convention center, handing out tee shirts, pamphlets, and talking to anyone who’d listen about t…………… continues on National Review Online

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Parenting: Forever is a very long time, kiddo

Posted by on Monday, 5 November, 2012

Parenting: Forever is a very long time, kiddo
News from Belleville News Democrat:

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I’m a little bit worried about my future.

Seriously. We’ve all heard about the bounce-back kids. You know the ones, the adult children who, due to the economy, the lack of jobs or simply a failure to launch into a productive adulthood, continue to live at home with Mom and Dad, indefinitely. This living situation is on the rise and doesn’t appear it will be changing any time soon.

Boogie informed me not too long that she intends to live with me forever.

As in, always and forever. Until I die or get shipped off to a nursing home, at least.

So, I start wondering where this announcement came from. She doesn’t want to stay with me just until she graduates college or finds a job that offers a livable wage, but forever. When I start questioning her why she would want to live with her boring old Mom forever, she informs me that she can’t stand the thought of being away from me for any amount of time. I’m still mulling that one over, thinking that at her age she should at least be starting to want to spend time away from me, spend time with her friends, not planning to live with me forever. Maybe mine’s just an odd duck, who knows. Maybe I’m just that awesome, but somehow, I don’t think that’s the reason.

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Past evidence of success of flagship parenting programme called into question
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(Medical Xpress)—The Triple P positive parenting programme has been hailed as a success around the world and invested in heavily by public bodies in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

But a new collaborative study led by the University of Aberdeen has called into question the evidence for the effectiveness of the programme.

Their findings have been published in the journal BMC Medicine.

Triple P was created by Matthew R. Sanders and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia and evolved from a small ‘home-based, individually administered training programme for parents of disruptive preschool children’ into a comprehensive preventive whole-population intervention programme.

Triple P is one of the central components in the newly published National Parenting Strategy for Scotland and a multi million pound

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Parenting young voters: There’s still time in this election season

Posted by on Friday, 12 October, 2012

Parenting young voters: There’s still time in this election season
News from Christian Science Monitor:

Parenting a young adult to register to vote and to follow through and actually vote sets up a lifelong democratic habit, says a study. There’s still time to register in many states for the Nov. 6 election.

With presidential elections less than a month away, it’s time to remind your young voter that 18- to 29-year-olds make up 24 percent of the electorate and could be a very influential voting bloc – but only if they register to vote and actually show up at the polls.

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Peter Facinelli Is Taking Co-Parenting ‘Day by Day’
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10/12/2012 at 07:30 AM EDT

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Peter Facinelli says co-parenting with his ex, Jennie Garth, is a daily process.

“When you’re going through it yourself, you have to take it day by day,” Facinelli says about caring for daughters Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 6, with Garth.

The couple split in March after 11 years of marriage.

The Twilight actor, who spoke with PEOPLE while promoting the Sears Outdoor Life collection in New York on Thursday, says he enjoys having quality time with his daughters by taking them on road-trips and outdoor adventures.

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TIME: Attachment parenting mom slams magazine for its ‘confrontational and …

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

TIME: Attachment parenting mom slams magazine for its ‘confrontational and …
News from Daily Mail:

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Jamie Lynne Grumet, who posed on the cover of TIME breastfeeding her three-and-a-half-year-old son has slammed the magazine for its portrayal of her, and attachment parenting.

The mother of two, 26, from Los Angeles, told ABC News: ‘My intentions were to help relieve the stigma attached to breast feeding past infancy, but the photo I saw wasn’t the one that we were trying to pose for. It made me really, really sad’.

Mrs Grumet explained that the cover image was an ‘outtake’ from the shoot, which when placed alongside the words ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ looked ‘confrontational and detached.’ 

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Local Parenting Expert Releases First Book: ‘Your Family Compass’ Provides …
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STILLWATER, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stillwater-based parenting consultant Jenny Hanlon is releasing her first book, “Your Family Compass: A Parenting Guide for the Journey” (ISBN: 978-1-59298-489-3), a terrific resource for people raising children from birth through the early teens. Parenting is hard work and it is easy for families to get off track. To help them find a healthier course, Hanlon’s book provides a guide for adults to empower the children in their lives, offering workbook pages and case studies for direction.

Hanlon has been working with families for more than 15 years, has her B.S. in Child Psychology, M.Ed. in Family Education, and is licensed in Early Childhood and Parent Education. She runs Jenny Hanlon Consulting, formerly Parent & Teacher Support Services, where she offers support and guidance for professionals who work with children, and for parents with children in the early teens and younger. Hanlon decided to finally write her own book after numerous parents encouraged her to publish a parenting guide.

A sought after teacher and speaker, Hanlon has also been tapped to provide parenting advice on Twin Cities Live and for the Star Tribune. She regularly offers parenting workshops on topics such as “Praise Versus Encouragement: The Truth About Motiv…………… continues on TippNews DAILY

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Parker’s aunt and uncle, who raise him when his parents mysteriously disappear. When I sat down with Martin and Sally at a recent press day in NY, they joked about their easy onscreen chemistry and how many laughs they had together on the set. Not only did Sally gush that Martin is the “silliest man that ever walked,” but she also praised Andrew Garfield for being a huge talent. Subscribe to PopSugarTV! www.youtube.com Visit our website for more celebrity and entertainment news! www.popsugar.com Are we friends yet? Join us on Facebook! https Get the latest updates via Twitter! twitter.com
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Jennifer Garner: Parenting Evolves All of the Time!

Posted by on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012

Jennifer Garner: Parenting Evolves All of the Time!
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Jennifer Garner, her adorable little ones Seraphina and Samuel, and Grandpa Bill grab ice cream at their local Baskin Robbins on Tuesday (August 7) in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The next day, the 40-year-old actress and super mom took oldest daughter Violet to her gymnastics class in Santa Monica.

Jennifer and her The Odd Life of Timothy Green co-stars Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, and director Peter Hedges recently did an interview with Andrew Freund about the film.

“It evolves all the time. With my first child, I was a little more like Cindy Green in this movie who is just obsessively trying to make sure her child is happy at every moment…as many first time moms can be,” Jennifer said as she compared her e…………… continues on Just Jared

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Parenting Lessons From Teen Mom: Neither Amber Nor Butch Knows The First …
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Uh oh… trouble’s brewing in whatever towns the Teen Mom girls live in, which I can’t be bothered to look up because a) I don’t give a shit and b) we have more serious matters to attend to. Catelynn and Tyler have to keep April from trying to welcome Butch back after he beat her up, but thankfully he makes that decision easy. Amber continues to damage her relationship with Gary over really petty stuff, but she obviously hasn’t learned yet. On the other side of things, Maci and Kyle bought a house, yay! And Farrah‘s mom meets her boyfriend without anyone yelling or crying. Let’s delve into 4?09 “By the Rules,” shall we?

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DO: Promote the positives

Bentley wants to stay in their old house because it’s the only place he really knows, but Maci smartly makes the whole experience exciting but also low-key. She stresses that yes, this is Mommy’s house, but now Mommy has a new one for Bentley to make new memories in. And he actually accepts it. Now if only the same were true of daycare…

DON’T: Dwell on what-ifs

I still don’t entirely understand the dynamic between Maci and…………… continues on Crushable

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