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Jennifer Jones

Follow Jennifer Jones<p>@openpublish<p>Dr. Jennifer Jones is a nationally acclaimed psychologist, speaker, and expert in the science of success and helping …

50 inspiring videos that touched the Internet's heart in 2014

Good exists all over the Internet — you just have to push play.<p>As the year comes to a close, we looked back at the videos that touched the Internet's …

This Powerful Video Will Change How You Parent In 60 Seconds

"Children see. Children Do." That's the description, and overall message of this one-minute film that's meant to open parents' eyes. The video, created by NAPCAN, shows kids mimicking common adult behavior -- smoking, littering, yelling at other drivers. The images are quite jarring, but they're …

This Video Will Make You Think Twice Before You Judge A Parent

Parenting is hard enough without having to face snap judgments from others. This video is a fierce reminder of how important it is to withhold those critiques until you know someone's entire story.<p>It is an ad, created by Wacoal Thailand as part of their Beauty Inside campaign. But the short film is …

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

Parenting from your child's point of view means shifting your orientation, and seeing the world from a new perspective. Instead of understanding your child from a "top-down" adult position, think and look at the world as if you were their age and size. It's something I think about every day as the …

Instill a Secure Self in Your Children

In my first post looking at how to raise secure children, I explored how you can help ensure that your children have a secure attachment with you. The second message of security involves children's sense of security that they develop about themselves. For children to feel truly secure, they must …

12 Tips for Balancing Two Careers With Kids

We wrote this piece together to kick-start an optimistic and practical conversation about raising kids while having two professional careers. We consider ourselves CLIPS- Career-Loving Involved ParentS. By "career-loving parents," we are using a phrase from Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i> that conveys our …

On Parenting

I just read a great article by Lori Gottlieb about the perils of raising kids today. Not what you might think -- stranger danger and screen dreaming -- but rather <i>our</i> lack of perspective and failure (my words) to reflect on our own lives as a context for considering how young people might develop …

Why It's Not OK to Label Our Children

<i>Written by Julie Hill Barton for Brain, Child Magazine</i><p>When my first daughter was born, I fell madly in love with her. I remember crying in my hospital bed, my dad whispering, "You OK?"<p>"Yes," I said, wiping my tears. "I knew I would love her. But I didn't know I'd love her this much."<p>That baby is 8 …

Why Shaming Kids for Their Parents' Mistakes Is Wrong

<i>By Ana Connery</i><p>Two days ago, my son's school required the registration paperwork for the next school year. I missed the deadline. Luckily, so did a lot of other people, and the school administrators kindly accepted my registration packet today.<p>When I was in high school, my dad had a stroke and fell …

A Parental Wake-Up Call: Yelling Doesn't Help

Verbal discipline is a slippery slope and one mistake can have lasting, irreversible consequences.<p>The problems associated with physical punishment are well known, but even parents who would never dream of hitting their kids may still resort to shouting at them when they are pushed to the limit. A …

Letting Go

Parenthood is an endless exercise in letting go. It's incremental, but steadfast and relentless. The first thing you must let go of is every preconceived notion you ever had. Second to go is your life as you ever knew it. And, finally, comes the remainder of your days when you must let go, little …

8 Ways to Foster Siblings Who PLAY

<i>Alternate title: How to Encourage Sibling Bonding 🙂</i><p>I mean it when I say I can’t think of anything I have enjoyed more about motherhood than watching …

Your First 90 Days as a Father

Every day will be hard, but they're supposed to be, aren't they? And most days will be amazing. They should be, too.<p><b>Day 1:</b> Buckle up! The day of your child's birth is a wild ride that features a bit of everything: tension, anticipation, sleep deprivation, delirious joy, friends, family, in-laws and …

A Calm Approach to Discipline

When your little one needs to be corralled or quieted, give these truly fresh and kid-friendly techniques a try.<p>When your child's pitching a fit or boiling with frustration, you may assume such behavior just comes with the age. And it's true that figuring out how to regulate all those raw emotions …

Sierra Riddle Stops Medical Marijuana Treatment, Returns To Chemo For Son's Cancer After Human Services Gets Involved

A mother who stirred up a heated debate about parental rights when she chose medical marijuana over chemo to treat her 3-year-old son's cancer, has had to resume chemotherapy treatments after the state intervened.<p>Sierra Riddle made headlines recently for moving to Colorado, where medical and …

Apps are 'last thing' babies need, critics say - TODAY.com

Every family seeks to give their baby an advantage when it comes to learning, but is there really an app for that?<p>The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) on Wednesday filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission against Fisher-Price and Open Solutions, alleging both companies have …

On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers: A Developmental Readiness Approach to Potty Training

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam<p>Potty Training doesn't have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it. On Becoming Potty Wise for Toddlers looks to developmental readiness cues of children as the starting point of potty training. Readiness is a primary prerequisite for …

Fun Ways to Get Picky Eaters Trying New Foods

Shares 725<p><i>This article is sponsored by NatureBox</i><p>One of my kids is challenging to feed, so I’m always looking for creative ways to diversify their …

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

When it comes to dealing with bad behavior, everyone screws up. We'll help you do it right.<p>I haven't been to the post office since "the incident." I was that wild-eyed woman with a screaming child, slowly working my way up the line as one customer after another let me go ahead. Turns out my …

For My Daughter on Her Sixth Birthday

I was terrified when I became pregnant with my daughter. I feared it would be the stupidest thing I ever did. After all, four years earlier, we had learned from baby Matthew's autopsy that we had a 1-in-4 re-occurrence risk for the kidney disease we carry. Adopting K was the start of a new life for …

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1. "Sometimes when you have a problem, Fable, you will find that you are the solution," he says to Fable on the other side of the closed door, where …

Top Ways to Balance Life and Work

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated February 17, 2017<p>Committed fathers love spending time with their children, but with today's pressures of work and other …

An Open Letter to Parents About the Safety of Your Children

Dear Parents,<p>I get it. I really do.<p>Whether it is the first time your daughter gets on the school bus or your son's first foray out into the playground by himself, there is something that stirs deep in our souls that makes us want to roll their hearts in bubble wrap, douse their spirits with …

The Best Advice from David Foster Wallace

<i>By Koseli. Illustration by Lim Heng Swee.</i><p>I recently came across a commencement address given by David Foster Wallace in 2005 that hit me squarely in …

Life Lessons Learned From My Toddler

The years with your children may be short, but the days and nights are long. Toddlerhood is a challenging stage. My daughter has the newfound ability to express her wants, needs and excessively irrational, endless, countless, infinite demands with words, yet lacks the decency to keep it to herself. …

Dear Less-Than Perfect Dad

I was deeply inspired and moved by Lea Grover's blog entitled <i>"Dear Less-Than-Perfect Mom"</i> on April 30th and with full credit to her and incredible moms everywhere, I was moved to offer these thoughts from a dad.<p>Dear Dad,<p>I've seen you around. I've seen you yell and threaten your kids at the park or …

I Read All The Baby Sleep Books

I went on Amazon and bought all the top books on baby sleep and development. I read through them all, as well as several blogs and sleep websites. I gathered lots of advice.<p>You shouldn't sleep train at all, before a year, before 6 months, or before 4 months, but if you wait too late, your baby will …

Disciplining Without Shaming

9-year-old Harry knew his mother's rules, as age-old as the act of parenting itself: No ball playing in the house. And yet he couldn't seem to help himself. Again and again, his mother, Lisa, would find Harry tossing a baseball in their small galley kitchen or kicking around a soccer ball in the …