Brian Pridemore

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Mom Creates Hilariously Honest Guide To Cleaning

Take that, Pinterest.<p>Fed up with unrealistic “clean house” guides on Pinterest, a Utah mom of three created one that more accurately reflects parents’ housekeeping struggles.<p>Blogger Meredith Ethington posted “A Real Mom’s Guide To A Clean House” ― a foolproof cleaning method that involves steps …

Cleaning

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

'Can I have your meds?' and other questions you shouldn't ask someone with ADHD

In my experience, living with ADHD means actual, real personal difficulty.<p>I buy five pairs of eyeglasses per year because I keep losing them. It …

How dwelling on problems could harm mother-child bonding

Mothers who over-analyse their problems could be harming their chances of bonding properly with their newborn babies, psychologists have concluded.<p>A study by experts in “mood disorders” at the University of Exeter found that those who dwell on problems and blame themselves can have poorer-quality …

Mum leaves the room for one minute and all hell breaks loose

If you leave children unattended for even a moment they're bound to get into something.<p>The mum in this clip left her kids for the time it took her to …

Parents often give kids time-out the wrong way

Most parents who use time-outs to discipline their kids don't do it in ways that can encourage better behavior, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>More than three in four parents reported using time-out in response to misbehavior, the study found. But 85 percent of the parents using the technique made …

'Anyone who wants to be a parent is insane': miserable dad describes the hell of fatherhood in viral rant

An exhausted father’s extraordinary rant about the difficulties of parenthood has gone viral after he revealed how having four kids has left him with “zero fulfilment”.<p>In a post titled "I can't remember why I ever wanted to be a parent and it's insane that anyone would ever want to be one", Reddit …

15 'Magical' Parenting Moments That Are Actually Horrible

By Heather Spohr<p>There's nothing quite as magical as parenting, right? Bringing a tiny human into the world and molding them into a functional member of society is a pretty amazing thing. Raising a child comes with many awesome milestones -- the first smile, first laugh, first word are all moments …

14 Quirky Comics That Capture The Ups And Downs Of Parenting

Because we all know the power of a kid's wrath mid-tantrum.<p>Whether her children are throwing a tantrum or leaving LEGOs around causing chaos, freelance illustrator Liesbeth Ton turns her parenting struggles into art.<p>Ton, who is originally from the Netherlands and now lives in Los Angeles, shares …

A psychologist says parents should do these 12 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Self-improvement

It Can Happen Anywhere: My Daughter's Scary Encounter –

We did everything “right,” and yet, it still happened.<p>We moved to a neighborhood with thoughtful neighbors and wide, safe streets.<p>We enrolled our …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

12 Things No One Tells You About Potty Training

Your kids will rarely "tell you" they have to pee.<p><b>1. The world is apparently filled with potty experts.</b> Nothing gets other parents on their high horse more than good old-fashioned potty training. Get ready for unsolicited advice from your mom, neighbor, high school ex-boyfriend, and old man in line …

10 ways to foster kindness and empathy in kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>Several kids had been targeting Beth for weeks. Beth was sweet, absent-minded, easygoing and resigned to being mistreated. Some of her fellow eighth-grade students were using social media to call her fat and stupid, and they would drop dirty tissues on her head as they passed …

4 Family Vacation Goals You Should Probably Rethink

<i>By Sarah Bregel</i><p>Every year, as our beach week creeps closer, I start to craft this absurd little fantasy about what my family's vacation is going to look like. It goes something like this: we drive to the beach while the kids play sweetly (and quietly) in the backseat. We spend long, sunny days on …

13 Things You Only Understand if You Have a Baby and a Dog

The day your kid started dropping food out of the high chair was the best day of your dog's life.<p><b>1. Having a dog is not the same as having a baby.</b> Remember when your friend told you that she could totally relate to how exhausted you are from dealing with your kid and how you're over dealing with …

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

No, giving my kid ADHD meds is not an easy way out

I am not suitably ashamed of my child's ADHD. It's become something of a sticking point in conversations with other people about her progress in …

What to Consider When Buying a Car for a Teenage Driver

If you plan to buy your teen their own car when they start driving (or they plan to buy one themselves,) you want to get the safest, most reliable …

People on Facebook are hilariously reminding one another what life was like before Facebook

Think back to 2003. You might have been reading a newly released copy of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" or jamming to then chart-topper "Ignition" by R. Kelly, but one thing is certain, you weren't on Facebook.<p>It didn't exist yet.<p>The king of social media turned 12 today and in honor of …

Social Media

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids

Provoking Pause: 5 Classroom Adjustments for ADD Students

November 7, 2015<p>Though ADD is not indicative of intelligence, students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) have trouble staying …

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher - Integrated Learning Strategies

Nov 05, 2015 1008695 views 56 Comments<p>As I think back to the time when I was in kindergarten, I realize how much has changed. What was once naptime, …

The High Cost of Untreated ADHD

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and this year's theme is stigma. The Stigma-Free initiative encourages us to educate others about mental illness, to see the person and not the diagnosis, and to take action on mental health. Despite all the initiatives to reduce stigma, it continues to …

Mental Health

My Friends Were Jealous of My Learning Disability

Trust me.<p>I vividly remember the first time I had to justify getting extra time to take a test. It was my sophomore year of high school, and the other …

41 Hacks To Help People With ADD/ADHD Work Better

Michael Phelps, multiple gold medal winner in swimming, has ADHD. So do many other famous and successful people. If you have this diagnosis, you have …

10 Tips for Parents With ADHD

<b>One of the most prominent ways that my ADHD surfaces as an adult is feeling easily overwhelmed.</b><p>When I say overwhelmed, I mean at simple, everyday life-things, like a serious pile of dirty dishes, or too many errands that need to be done in one day. This is precisely why parenting with ADHD is a …

That’s Not What ADHD Is!

I’m a busy guy, and I have lots of energy most of the time. I use that energy to keep me moving and I move pretty fast sometimes. And sometimes I get …

How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

<i>"How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?" originally appeared on Babble.com.</i><p>Parenting can be exhausting, especially when you have a very active 4-year-old who is in near-constant motion from sunrise to sunset. That's how Gail feels most of the time.<p>The young mother used to be energized by Marcus' …