eParenting & Parenting in the 21st Century

By Peter Mellow | Selected curated articles from my Scoop.it collection of the same name.

Four generations of mother-daughter bickering: How do I end the cycle for my 4-year-old?

<i>Q: I fear that I am failing my 4-year-old. She is smart and intensely emotional, behavior that I wasn’t expecting until she was a teenager. We bicker frequently, and she is argumentative for fun. I try not to say “no” when there isn’t a good reason, I try to respect her intelligence, and I try to</i> …

Washington Post

Young drivers in danger: First month of P-plates the riskiest, research shows

Here are some of the things Michelle Williams can't do since watching her 17-year old son Jackson die after a car driven by his mate and brand new …

Uber

The right way for dads to parent teen girls

AS a best-selling author and educator who works with teen girls, I tend to get streams of emails seeking parenting advice. But the calls for help I …

Parenting

Why many women with 'high-functioning' autism are left undiagnosed

Let's call her Sophie. The description we'll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it.<p>Because they're …

Autism

When to send a child to school causes anxiety and confusion for parents

In Australia, the rate at which parents are delaying their children’s entry into school appears to be increasing. My research, undertaken with …

Parenting

Three ways to help your teenage kids develop a healthier relationship with alcohol

Lauren, a 15 year old school student, goes to a party at a friend’s house where the parents have supplied alcohol. She drinks too much and vomits in …

Alcohol

When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a …

Social Media Marketing

The women who don’t know they’re autistic

<i>This article was co-written by Adeline Lacroix, who works with Fabienne Cazalis and was recently diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. A second year</i> …

Autism

Time for our children to put down the devices and participate in sport

It seems like every parent is thinking and talking about the same issue.<p>As too many of our youth spend more and more hours in a zombie-like trance on …

Rugby World Cup

8 reasons Australian Ninja Warrior is great for kids

A reality-style TV show with the words "ninja" and "warrior" in the title isn't something I'd usually rally the kids for to sit down and watch as a …

Why teens are more depressed than ever

THEY’RE healthier, better educated and more connected to a world of opportunity, but this generation’s teenagers are more depressed than ever.<p>Mission …

Teeth-grinding in teens 'a sign of being bullied'

<b>Teeth-grinding in teenagers could be a sign they are being bullied at school, research suggests.</b><p>An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious.<p>Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and …

Wellness

The adolescent brain and the deadly side of social media

The spread of harmful ideas is nothing new.Teenagers and young adults have always done silly and rather dangerous things because, let's face it, …

New Zealand News

Banning smartphones for kids is just another technology-fearing moral panic

If a few concerned parents have their way, Colorado will be among the first states to ban the sale of smartphones for use by children under the age …

Greek Philosophy

How schools are tracking students using their mobile phones

Australian schools are monitoring what students do on their mobile phones using technology that can also disable their cameras.

Education

In Neiko Primus, the basketball world sees a phenom. His mom sees a kid with only one childhood.

Neiko Primus had been in the gym for close to two hours, his shoelaces scraping the worn wooden floor and his bony arms tired from shooting, before he challenged a taller, stockier kid to a game of one-on-one.<p>“Oh, look look look,” Michelle Mundey, his mother, whispered from the other end of the …

Parenting

Do College Students Need the Campus Health Plan?

If you’re packing a child off to college this summer, the extra-long sheets and shower caddies can wait. Health insurance should be at the top of your to-do list.<p>Many private colleges and public universities require full-time residential students to have health insurance, and some aggressively …

Health Care

How to maintain the balance between boundaries and freedom in secondary school parenting

<i>How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role</i> …

Parenting