Lisa Baker

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Pioneering school’s parents are sold on merits of all-day kindergarten

DEBORAH BAIC/THE GLOBE AND MAIL<p>Neha Charles, 5<p>Last year, five-year-old Neha Charles struggled with counting and stumbled on the alphabet. Now, she confidently counts to 40, writes her name and insists on being read to before bedtime.<p>“I’m continuing to read to her because she is not allowing me to …

The parent-child 'tech rift'

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Catherine Steiner-Adair join to discuss the gap in technology use between kids and their parents.

Fathers will be able to share parental leave from April 2015

Equalities minister says men are too often mocked in the workplace for wanting to juggle childcare and career<p>Men are too often mocked in the work place for wanting to go part time or leaving early to pick up their children, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister has said, as she announced …

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for …

I’m stuck at work while the parents on my team get to leave

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I work in the creative department of an ad agency. The work is exhilarating but exhausting, requiring us to work nights and weekends and respond to clients – even on vacation. My problem has less to do with the 24/7 schedule than with the flexible work ethic of a couple of my …

School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

When high school junior Nora Huynh got her report card, she was devastated to see that she didn't get a perfect 4.0.<p>Nora "had a total meltdown, cried for hours," her mother, Jennie Huynh of Alameda, Calif., says. "I couldn't believe her reaction."<p>Nora is doing college-level work, her mother says, …

Positive parenting won't make up for yelling, insulting | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults who had been criticized, insulted or threatened by a parent growing up were more likely to be anxious or depressed, in a new study.<p>Even when the same or another parent expressed plenty of affection, researchers found the apparent harmful effects of having a …

Parenting Humor: 10 Funny Movies About Parenthood

ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>0<p>Parenting Humor: 10 Funny Movies About Parenthood<p>Joke all you want! Until you actually become a parent, it's hard …

Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Our own life experience is our greatest parenting resource.<p>In my book, <i>Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around</i>, I suggest that parenting is like driving a cab: if you don't at least <b>ACT</b> like you know the way, your passengers (children) are going to be nervous and uncomfortable -- as you …

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The Secret to Happier Parenting

We're running ourselves ragged taking care of our children. But it's better -- for us and our kids -- if we're less hands-on.<p>Although I don't think of myself as a "hyper parent," the kind whose children -- with their daily obligations and social commitments -- have taken over her life, let's visit …

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KQED

Ten years into the No Child Left Behind accountability standards, the backlash is gaining momentum. In New York, a growing number of parents are …

Is using a tablet to keep your kid occupied lazy parenting? - ...

Photo: iStockphoto<p>When my first child was born, I declined all offers of electronic baby <b>toys</b> that flash and squeak at the bash of a button. I had …

WSJ Live | Hulu

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Parents Get Nervous About Parent/Teacher Conferences, Too

I can’t live at The Heatley Cliff all the time. At the Heatley Cliff, Sher and I are spoiled with a super hot staff, a super fast metabolism and all …

New Parent? You'll Need This iOS App

Baby fog: extreme discombobulation caused by lack of sleep when you have a newborn. It's worse than a hangover, but guess what? There's an app for …

American Dream 2.0: Are We Better Off Than Our Parents?

Does the American Dream—the opportunity to achieve success, prosperity and upward mobility through hard work—still exist?<p>Well, that depends on whom you ask.<p>A recent nationwide survey from LearnVest found that 43% of Americans today feel the dream is attainable for everyone—and about the same …

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Buddhism

Mindfulness is one of the most basic practices of Buddhism. It is part of the Eightfold Path and is one of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. And …

Stop Helicopter Parenting, Save Yourself Therapist Bills

When the Department of Health and Human Services announced its intention to create a new office to emphasize the protection of medical conscience, …

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Purely Academic?

During parent teacher conferences, is it more important to discuss a child's academic development or their social/emotional well-being? This often asked question can be answered simply by stating that both are critical aspects to your child's school life.<p>We, as educators, admissions experts and …

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Customer Service Training For Your Employees Starts With Their Original Trainers: Mom And Dad

As a customer service consultant, speaker, trainer, and all-around kibitzer, I’ll help a business transform in just about any positive way. And I’ll work with you starting wherever you are, whatever your current situation.<p>But boy oh boy, it does help to start with good raw human material.<p>Here’s a …

6 Common Mistakes Decatur Parents Make When Naming Guardians for Their Kids

Did you know that <b>69% of parents have not named guardians for their kids</b>? Parents fail to nominate guardians for many reasons. Some don't know they …

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The Real Reason We're Hovering Parents

There's been some finger-pointing lately about meddlesome parents who will not let go of their off-to-college kids. Colleges are offering incoming freshmen workshops on how to "break up" with their parents. Child-rearing guides are clucking about "snowplow parents." The <i>Boston Globe</i> chronicled the …

Track Down

Co-Parenting: Signs That You Are on a Collision-Course

At best, co-parenting is an ideal. The notion that you can jointly make decisions regarding your children with a former spouse, who you divorced <i>for a reason</i>, is unrealistic for most. For a minority, this utopia of parenting is achieved because of shared ideals, generally similar values and an …

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The Grid TO

I don't have kids, but I do have a protective personality. I will go out of my way to make sure a child is safe, even if they're not mine. Most of my …

Asda backs staff who won't sell alcohol to parents shopping with children

Supermarket chain says staff who refuse to sell alcohol to parents accompanied by children are right to be over-cautious<p>Supermarket giant Asda has defended a policy of preventing parents buying alcohol if they are accompanied by their children, saying it is helping to protect its staff from the …

Parenting: What I'd Do Differently If I Could Do It All Again

If I could do it all again -- raise a family -- I would, in an instant.<p>But I'd do it a little differently, because hindsight, it turns out, really is 20/20.<p>I realized this not long after my kids left for college, when I had the chance to focus on myself -- to reflect upon the ways parenting had …

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Childhood Obesity Treatments: Parent-Only Interventions Could Help, Too

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG<p>New York Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:16pm EST<p>(Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves using a family-based approach in which both parents and children attend meetings on losing weight. A new review of past studies suggests parent-only meetings …

Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound

Kyrah Whatley, 17, is a bright student with pretty good grades. But the thought of spending two to four more years in a college classroom is depressing, she says.<p>Masonry, on the other hand, intrigues her. "I'm a kinesthetic learner. ... I learn with my hands," she says.<p>That's why Kyrah is thinking …