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7 Parenting Stigmas That Need To End

Give yourself a break, parents. Who knows where all of these parenting stigmas came from, but if you believe all the things “perfect parents” brag …

Parenting

Kids on the Edge review – an antidote to the hysteria around gender identity

The first of Peter Beard’s three-part series looking at children’s mental health visits an NHS identity development clinic and steadily dismantles inaccurate fears around what is clearly a complex process<p>What a timely programme <b>Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic</b> (Channel 4) has proven itself to be. …

Mental Health

Falling out of Love in a Marriage: 5 Ways Couples Lose It

Falling out of Love in a Marriage: 5 Ways Couples Lose It<p>Updated on June 7, 2017<p>Couples Falling Out of Love<p>It is the desire of most people entering …

Siblings

Move Over, Football — Here's What It Takes to Be a Teammate in Marriage

It may be football season, but one could argue that a marriage is really the ultimate team sport. After all, as marriage coach and psychotherapist Toni Coleman explains, in a marriage, two teammates have one another's backs, every contribution counts, and a win for one is a win for all. But what …

This Is The Toughest Part Of Raising Older Kids

This isn’t an easy post to write. Everyone loves to read humor. People love the honesty about how absurd parenting can be sometimes. Oh, of course, …

Parenting

Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Studies into the effects of a father's attitude on their offspring have been few and far between. New research finds that a father's emotional …

Whoa: Lack of Sleep Affects Kids' Brains Differently Than Adults

Here's one more reason to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.<p>Do your kids get enough sleep? I know mine don't. Because even though my husband and I know establishing healthy bedtime routines is key, when you factor in after-school activities and sports and homework, there are probably …

Parenting

Many teenagers 'neglected by uninterested parents'

<b>Tens of thousands of teenagers are being neglected in some way by parents who do not check up on them or offer enough support, a charity says.</b><p>The Children's Society says as many as three pupils in every GCSE classroom in England could be experiencing neglect.<p>It says a lack of parental interest can …

Men's attitude to fatherhood influences child behaviour, says study

Preteen behavioural problems less likely in children with confident fathers who embrace parenthood, suggest researchers<p>Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years, researchers have found.<p>A new study suggests that a …

Children better off at nursery than at home with parents, study finds

Young children are better off going to nursery than staying at home with a parent, according to new research.<p>A recent report suggests going to …

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

Why we need to give our kids the gift of accountability

With the holiday season upon us, we look for opportunities to be thankful for the people in our lives — not just our families, but those who make up our village. They are those who lend a hand in providing learning opportunities for our children and opportunities for ourselves to grow into better …

Parenting

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4 Things the Most Successful Young Adults Learn From Their Parents

Having worked with young people for decades, a university president says these are the things parents should be teaching kids.<p>All good parents want their children to succeed, but some kids do better than others after leaving the nest. Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of …

Teens

5 Daily Habits That Will Make Your Marriage Crazy Strong

Big gestures are great. (No one would turn down a surprise weekend getaway, are we right?) But if we're honest, it's really the little, everyday things that count — especially when it comes to marriage.<p>"The little everyday things you do for your partner lets them know that you are thinking about …

Relationships