Michael Lucas

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How do you temper a child's tantrum? A young dad shows us and it's adorable

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Three-year-old Ari Crawford was not happy that her parents, Terrel Crawford and Ashley Miller, took her mother's cellphone from her.<p>The family, including Crawford, Miller, Ari and 2-year-old Kyndrik, was shopping at Walmart in Mount Vernon earlier this month. As Ari started to …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

What I Learned From My Son Who Wouldn't Speak

When I became a mom the second time around, I thought I'd be more laid-back than I was with my first child. And for a while, I was. Baby #2 nursed beautifully. He slept beautifully. He crawled at nine months. And not long after crawling, he walked, then ran. He hit all of his milestones right on …

8 Ways To Create Traditions Your Kids Will Cherish

How to create family Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.<p>SuperStock via Getty Images<p>Creating your own Christmas traditions is one of the …

Parenting

5 Eye-Opening Lessons I've Learned as an "Experienced Parent" That Make It All Worth It

Before I became a mom five-plus years ago, I predicted two things about parenting: one, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and two, all those unknowns were going to change my life dramatically. I was right about both. Half a decade into this whole raising-tiny-people-experiment, I am as …

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 …

Parenting

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common partenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

Parenting

17 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Be Happy Right Now

We all just want to be happy, don't we? So why is that we tend to live our lives steeped in worry, anxiety, and fear rather than just being happy? Is happiness just a temporary state of mind, or is something real and long-lasting?<p>No doubt you've heard the expression before that if you want to be …

What is the Perfect Travel Lens?

So before we go to far, if you are expecting the answer to the question this article poses, there isn’t one. If there was, it would be a 14-600mm …

Parenting Is Easier When We Carve Out 'Soul Time'

<i>I start out each day determined to be calm with my kids but it doesn't last long. I have friends who meditate but I don't think I'd be very good at it because I have a very restless mind. I want to be patient but after doing things for my kids all day I mostly feel impatient and resentful.</i><p>Do you …

Parenting With Presence In A Hyper-Connected World

There it is again, that feeling you can’t quite name. Your child’s attentions are deftly split between multiple screens - the latest Pixar blockbuster cued up on the TV, Angry Birds flashing across a tablet - and you find yourself caught in a curious emotional no-man’s-land between pride and guilt. …

How To Discipline Your Kids Using Words

When our babies become toddlers they realize that they are a separate person from us, their parents. They develop their own will and sense of self. …

Parenting

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

5 Tips to Peaceful Parenting

As summer gave way to fall, my home turned from tranquil and relaxed to crazy and chaotic. It's easy to peacefully parent when there is no alarm clock and no pressure to do anything. Is there any way to keep the zen when kids go back to school and afternoons are filled with sports, music lessons, …

Dr. Randy Cale’s Terrific Parenting: Are you sick of the arguing and negotiating?

Dr. Randy Cale<p>Do you notice that kids argue and negotiate about almost everything these days? It’s not just in line for ordering a pizza, but …

Parenting

8 Essentials for Nighttime Travel Photography

By College Tourist; Author: Veronica White, University of East Anglia<p><b>"It's dark out" is no excuse to put your camera away. Nighttime photo safaris are an exciting way to explore a destination whilst at the same time capturing some amazing photos.</b><p>Whenever I travel, I often take at least one night …

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

Parenting

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ISPs

10 Ways to Be a Happier Parent

According to a recent survey of research on parenting and happiness (as reported by Livescience), "a happy marriage, secure bank account, and good sleep make for happy moms and dads."<p>While I agree with this, the list also made me think about what else helps me enjoy my role as a parent. Here's what …

Teaching Meditation to Children

It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the calming effects of meditation and a contemplative practice. You just need to take a clever …

'Excuse Me': A Sleep Doc's Secret for Helping Kids Fall Asleep on Their Own

<i>Photo copyright Betty Udesen / Pear Press</i><p>Sleep researchers who attended the SLEEP 2015 conference in Seattle were fascinated to learn about new genetic targets for narcolepsy in mice, non-drug treatments for insomnia, and why recovering from a week of bad sleep isn't as simple as sleeping in on the …

Why Some Parents and their Children have Great Friendships

There are many reasons why some adults get along with their kids better than others. In this article I will provide a short overview of the common …

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

Photography

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The 3 Most Important Camera Settings

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO …

Landscape Photography