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'Sleep While the Baby Sleeps' and Other Unhelpful Advice

They say sleep deprivation is a lot like walking around drunk.<p>That must be why I keep running into doors and passing out on the couch and forgetting where in the world I put the baby's clean diaper when it's literally right in front of my face.<p>After the first baby, all those people who have walked …

Giving teachers real authority will set kids free

Private schools outperform state schools every year. It's not money or class that matters, but control in the classroom<p>Roll up, roll up, it’s time for another Government Tsar, folks!<p>This time, it’s a new School Behaviour Tsar, appointed by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan <b>to end to low-level</b> …

Want good readers? Keep kids from school, parents told

If parents want their children to be good readers, they should keep them away from public schools.<p>The advice came during a recent “Eagle Forum Live” …

Why did Anoop move from the Plush Room of an Ohio College to the Dusty School Room of a Mumbai Slum?

It’s just another day at Geeta Vikas Vidyalaya in Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai. A low-income school set amidst the dusty slums of Govandi, it rings with the …

India

Aspirational Parents Condemn Their Children to a Desperate, Joyless Life

Perhaps because the alternative is too hideous to contemplate, we persuade ourselves that those who wield power know what they are doing. The belief …

Private Schools

Millennials’ Parents Can’t Stop Meddling. How Big a Problem Is That?

Here, roughly, is what we know so far about today’s middle-class children: They seldom walk or bike to school, as generations did before them; they …

Does your time as a parent make a difference? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

A colleague writes:<p>Thought you might be interested in this front page data journalism take down of an article. I don’t know the article but this …

10 Signs Baby Likes You

You know you’ve had your moments of wondering—are all these sleepless nights, made-up lullabies and silly one-sided conversations really appreciated? …

5 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Sexual Abuse

I don’t remember his name, and I can’t picture his face. I don’t even know how old he was, only that he towered over me. I can picture his lanky body and his curved, snakelike fingers.<p>My mom would take me and my sister to meetings. It was the 80s, she was a newly single mom, and she was trying to …

You Really Don’t Want Your Children To Learn The Benchmark Of Beauty From This Picture

Source: Twitter @daddysan<p>I found this photo (which looks like a picture from a children’s book) circulating on the Internet since last night and I …

Can a parent's cultural background be an excuse for smacking a child?

By Jimmy Tam <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Can a parent's cultural background be an excuse for smacking a child? Well, one High Court judge seems to think so.</b><p>Mrs Justice Pauffley has said that cultural contexts should be considered when looking at cases involving parents who've recently arrived to the UK.<p>She …

3 Steps to Becoming a More Mindful Momma.

Every Momma knows that no matter how much you love your little angels, there are times when it is really hard to access that loving feeling.<p>Walking …

To excel in youth sports, kids need couch time

<i>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…</i><p>Charles Dickens could easily have been …

Self-improvement

13 Traditional Games Parents Played In Their Childhood That They Want Their Kids To Play Now

Let's face it, when you were younger you weren't glued to your iPad, addicted to 24-hour children's TV channels or creating online social media …

Kids

Science to Parents: Let Your Kids Run a Little Wild

A new literature review suggests that unsupervised play fosters resilient kids.<p>Kids’ play spaces are too sanitized and too safe. That’s the takeaway from a new literature review published in the <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. The authors analyzed 18 studies on the …

Famifi

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Here's How To Be Happier At Work

<i>By Laurie Erdman</i> <br>Workplace stress is a serious subject. According to a survey from the American Psychological Association, more than one third of …

Happiness

6 Simple Ways To Grow Happier With Age

Here at Huff/Post50 we believe life only gets sweeter with age. You no longer worry about what others think. Your kids are out of the house and you have the freedom to do the things you want again. You're more confident and comfortable in your own skin.<p>Here are some ways you can make yourself even …