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Parenting Is the New Religion

The parenting debate these days is roughly where religion was in the Middle Ages. You won't find a Huffington Post article titled "How The Jews Are Setting Us Up For Failure" or "Red Wine: The Blood Of Christ, <i>For Realsies</i>?" And thank goodness for that. These debates are so five hundred years ago. …

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

<i>By Ana Connery</i><p>When my son was under 2 years old, I broke one of the major guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics: I let him watch television. For years, the organization has recommended that children under two avoid screen time altogether, but I can count on one hand the number …

So that's why your toddler might not be sleeping: Many parents put their child to bed 'far too early'

• <b>Choosing a bedtime that is out of sync with the child's body clock is what causes sleepless nights - for both the child and parent</b>• <b><br>U.S. scientists say</b> …

Are Touchscreens Melting Your Kid's Brain?

Tablets and other touchscreens will keep your kids quiet. But will they also melt their brains? <br>Tavis Coburn<p>Children today are surrounded by screen …

How to Praise Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

You're a good parent and you want to help your kids grow up to be happy and successful. So, when you notice them doing something right, you jump in …

Is Family Dinner a Priority in Your Family?

This week is the Jewish holiday of Passover, and tonight we have the second seder, or Passover dinner. What I enjoy about Passover is the opportunity to have back-to-back dinners with family and friends, some of whom we might not see often. It's an excuse to skip after-school and after-work …

Fussy Babies May Get More Screen Time Than Calmer Peers

Despite repeated recommendations that parents avoid screen time for babies under age 2, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that fussy babies tend to have more time in front of television and other media than their less fussy peers. More from CNN:<p>"We found that babies and …

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

For years, parenting experts have advised us to use reward and punishment to discipline our children. That seemed to make sense. It was logical. If we want our children to exhibit a certain behavior, reward them. Give them a treat. Give them a clear incentive to follow direction, get good grades, …

How to Raise Happy Kids

How can you foster happiness in your child? Noted psychiatrist Edward Hallowell gives expert tips on how to ensure your child builds self-esteem and confidence.<p>Well-intentioned parents often try to foster happiness by giving their kids pleasurable experiences. Yet what children really need is to …

7 Ways to Raise a Well-Rounded Kid

Surround your children with love, happiness, and encouragement so they have the confidence to reach goals.<p>The key to raising a well-rounded child is to establish a solid support system at home so that she grows up satisfied with her achievements and ambitions. "The goal as a parent is to help your …

Inspirational Parenting Quotes

Sometimes, little words of wisdom can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite quotes about overcoming the challenges of parenting.<p>2 of 24<p>2 of 24<p>4 of 24<p>What Kids Love<p>4 of 24<p>5 of 24<p>5 of 24<p>7 of 24<p>7 of 24<p>8 of 24<p>8 of 24<p>9 of 24<p>9 of 24<p>11 of 24<p>11 of 24<p>12 of 24<p>12 of 24<p>13 of 24<p>13 of 24<p>14 of 24<p>14 of 24<p>15 …

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

<i>Dear Family Whisperer, I'm 13, and during the recent search for colleges, my sister has become very stressed. She has breakdowns on a weekly basis, crying about how she'll never get in anywhere. Because of this, my parents haven't paid any attention to me for over a month. At dinner, they just talk</i> …

The Problem With Overprotective Parents

I recently came across a post on the Parents Community from a father who was "concerned/ paranoid" about his school-aged daughter's safety when traveling to and from school and friends' homes. He said he was thinking of using some kind of location tracker until she turned 14 or 15. Another member …