Christine Harrington

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16 Creative Ways To Keep Your Kid From Having A Meltdown While You Shop

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Hard Learned Do's and Don'ts of Parenting –

I have only been working at this parenting gig for seven years now so I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but here are some of the tips I …

‘Screen Time’ For Kids Is Probably Fine

When I was a kid, my parents had strict television rules: no more than an hour a day, and the content must be educational. This meant a lot of PBS. I …

41 easy ways to overcome that summertime refrain, 'I'm bored!'

Ahhhh, summer — that magical season when the days are long, the hours are unstructured, and the kids sing (or whine, or scream) that oft-repeated refrain: “I’m bored!!”<p>Sound familiar? Don’t panic! The TODAY Parenting Team has got you covered. We asked contributors to share their secrets for …

6 ways good parents contribute to their child’s anxiety

By Karen Banes<p>Kids have it hard these days.<p>It doesn’t seem like it when they’re playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is taking its toll, and many kids are finding it hard to cope.<p>The number of children dealing with anxiety has been increasing steadily for …

Parenting

Connecting The Dots Between Childhood Struggles And Future Success

These areas remained integrated until 1979, when they were divided into the Department of Health & Human Services and Department of Education. When a …

3 Mistakes Parents Make with Technology

Can you believe that there was a time when people didn’t spend hours of their day staring into glowing screens? Phones never left the house, …

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

18 things to ask your kids instead of 'How are you?'

They say talk is cheap, but when it comes to your relationship with your kids, nothing could be more valuable than meaningful conversation. Chances …

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

This Is When and How Children Develop Their Gender Identity

Gender is generally thought of as a stable trait: we are born male or female and we stay that way as we grow from small children to adults.<p>It turns …

Parents, your children do lie – and here’s how to tackle it | Anonymous

As a teacher, I know that parents struggle to tell when their own offspring are fibbing. But there are ways to help encourage honesty<p>It’s parents’ evening and I’m sitting across the table from Laura and her dad. They are the spitting image of each other: slight, dark-haired, and scowling. I’m …

The biggest mistake parents make when arguing with kids

How do you deal with out-of-control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Self-help

How our Friday night pizza night helps us connect with our growing kids

By Kathryn Streeter<p>Oh, Friday. We’re growing old together, you and I. From each joyful weekly awareness — <i>It’s Friday! —</i> that erupts around our home to the sleepiness that ends the evening, you’ve been there like an old friend. Long ago, you watched as the little kids came along, encouraging us as …

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

'Boys have internalised the stereotype that they're not supposed to like books or learning'

I first realised that some schools unwittingly adopted a regime of low expectations towards boys 15 years ago. My wife and I were going around to …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

Emotional Intelligence

Parents Really Have No Idea What Their Kids Are Learning in School

Serious question to all you parents out there: What are your kids really learning in school? I don’t mean what grades are they getting. I mean what …

Bark helps parents keep kids safe online without invading their privacy

Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional “parental control” software or net nanny-type watchdog applications, Bark’s goal is to strike the correct balance between respecting a child’s …

The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference

Wealthy parents are famously pouring more and more into their children, widening the gap in who has access to piano lessons and math tutors and French language camp. The biggest investment the rich can make in their kids, though - one with equally profound consequences for the poor - has less to do …

4 myths that will change how you define bullying

Bullying is an abuse of power that makes someone feel small. It can happen at school, on the playground and online. Sometimes it draws an audience of …

Child development: the first five years

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for development. The experiences children have in these years help shape the adults they’ll …

12 Ways to Raise a Confident Child

How to Raise a Confident Child<p>Self-esteem is your child’s passport to a lifetime of mental health and social happiness. It’s the foundation of a …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to …

Mental Disorders

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Helping your baby to sleep

<b>Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for</b> …