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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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Family Matters: What’s your parenting style?

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

Family Matters: What’s your parenting style?
News from Norwich Bulletin:

Recently a mom contacted the media to report she would be punishing her children for stealing by having them stand on a city street corner in Canton, Ohio, for five days, carrying signs stating they had been thieves. She also assigned her son 100 hours of community service and her daughter 50 hours of service. She declined to report what they had stolen, or from whom.

I was asked my views on teaching by means of public humiliation. I reached out to a variety of educators and mental health professionals to discuss the current research on the effects of public humiliation.

When interviewed, I said there are many positive ways to teach a lesson without humiliation. Humiliation can lead to anger, resentment and loss of self-respect. When messages become mixed, the true lesson may be lost in the anger and resentment.

The best practice in raising children is always a controversial subject, no matter where we live. Different cultures have different beliefs and practices. Many believe in punishing, while others follow the research of effective discipline. Mistakes made by our children offer us an opportunity to hold them accountable and teach them who we want them to grow up to become.

Life lessons are learned when a child is held accountable through natural consequences. Natural consequences help children grow up feeling good about themselves, while le…………… continues on Norwich Bulletin

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Update: GLAAD slams Rupert Everett for negative views on gay parenting
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This past Sunday actor Rupert Everett outraged many making negative comments about same-sex parenting. The 53-year-old actor who came out as gay in 1989 further alienated himself from the LGBT community by publicly stating his opinion in The Sunday Times that he couldn’t “think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.”

Everett was agreeing with his mother when making the comments. The 77-year-old Sara Rupert said in an interview that she wished still wishes her son “was straight” and said:

“I’d like him to have a pretty wife. I’d like him to have children. He’s so good with children. He’d make a wonderful father. But I also think a child needs a mummy and a daddy. I’ve told him that and he takes it very well. He doesn’t get angry with me. He just smiles.”

Everett’s agreement with his mother over the issue of gay parenting has drawn criticism from LGBT organiza…………… continues on Examiner.com

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