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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
News from New York Post:

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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Takeaways from the worst parenting behaviors of 2014

Posted by on Saturday, 13 December, 2014

Takeaways from the worst parenting behaviors of 2014
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I’m struggling to name another parent more different from myself and my peers than Adrian Peterson, Mama June and Kim Kardashian.

It’s not because they are a famous athlete and a pair of questionable reality TV stars.

It’s because each of them behaved in ways this year that seemed far outside what’s considered normal by conventional parenting standards. For parents who question themselves nearly as often as they feel judged by others, the misdeeds of celebrity parents seem to push the rest of us up the bell curve.

Public parenting mistakes may seem like the safest way to pass judgment on a person everyone knows but no one knows personally. Yet even when they remind of us of which lines we would not cross, they reveal something about our culture and about ourselves. The attempt to distance ourselves from the most egregious parenting behaviors is to miss the opportunity to see the big picture.

NFL running back Adrian Peterson has not played for the Minnesota Vikings since he was charged in September with abusing his 4-year-old son. He pleaded no contest in November to misdemeanor reckless assault for hitting his son with a wooden switch, which caused welts and bleeding on the child’s back, legs, buttocks, genitals and ankles.

If America had watched a video of a 6-foot, 217-pound man whipping a 4-year-old boy’s bare body, would there be…………… continues on STLtoday.com

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Mom finds ‘worst parenting moment’ wasn’t so bad after all

Posted by on Thursday, 16 May, 2013

Mom finds ‘worst parenting moment’ wasn’t so bad after all
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Parenting After Divorce: How To Survive The Stress Of Parenting With Your Ex
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After divorce, few things are more challenging — or, let’s face it, as bang-your-head-against-the-wall stressful — as co-parenting with a difficult ex.

So what can you do to minimize post-divorce stress for you and your kids? On Wednesday night, we asked our readers on Facebook and continues on Huffington Post

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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?

Hair today, gone tomorrow

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Parenting: Is your family prepared for the worst?

Posted by on Monday, 24 September, 2012

Parenting: Is your family prepared for the worst?
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Do your kids know what to do in case a disaster strikes?

I don’t mean the Mayan-predicted end of the world or the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse kind of disaster, but a natural disaster, like a fire, tornado, earthquake, terrorist attack or anything else that would send their lives into turmoil.

I get more than a few emails from the Red Cross and various cities and towns reminding people to prepare their families for a possible disaster. While we’ve talked about what to do in case of a disaster, I wasn’t sure anything was sticking in Boogie’s little brain.

I like to be prepared for anything. I’m constantly looking for things to add to my disaster preparedness stores and ways to increase our preparedness. She knows this. She has helped put up some of the supplies and we’ve talked about what to do in a worst-case scenario. You can never be too prepared, and your kids should be part of the whole process.

I’ve tried to make sure she wouldn’t just collapse into a pile of blabbering, useless flesh if disaster strikes. Families need everyone who is old enough and physically capable to be ready to help survive in less-than-ideal situations.

Little did I know how very seriously she has been taking our chats about disasters and the zombie…………… continues on Belleville News Democrat

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Politics, Parenting, and Pediatrics
News from Sequestration – About – News & Issues:

Unless you actually enjoy politics, it is a topic that many of us try to avoid.

Unfortunately, it affects all of us in more ways than we like to believe.

Take the current budget sequestration issue that many people are talking about, a set of forced budget cuts in defense and non-defense spending to help cut the deficit.

Although many programs are exempt from sequestration cuts, including Social Security, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, child nutrition programs, Supplemental Security Income, refundable tax credits such as the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax credit, veterans’ compensation and benefits, and federal retirement, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that “sequestration will significantly reduce funding for many programs important to children and pediatricians,” including the:

  • Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant – “has provided a foundation for ensuring the health of the Nation’s mothers, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families” for over 75 years.
  • Section 317 Immunization Program – “provides funding for immunization operations and infrastructure necessary to implement a comprehensive immunization program at…………… continues on Sequestration – About – News & Issues

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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.
News from Kansas City Star:

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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