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13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Apps

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

6 Fathers on the Potty Training Tricks That Made the Process Easier

Potty training can be really tough. Here's how to make it a little bit more bearable, according to six dads who have gone through it.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, …

Diapers

Helping Girls Cope with Bullying and Frenemies

The world of little girls begins as such a lovely place. Heart and rainbow doodles adorn notebook covers, best friendships are formed within seconds, …

Parenting

This App Enables You To Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

Why You Need To Hug Your Kids When They’re Being ‘The Worst’

Originally published on Mother.ly<p>by Dr. Azine Graff<p>It can be hard to consider hugging our child when they are acting out. There’s this fear of reinforcing the behavior, and so we have been taught to punish, remove toys, ignore the behavior, and respond with a poker face.<p><b>But consider a time when you</b> …

Parenting

Why We Need to Stop Telling Little Girls How Pretty They Are

Focusing on how girls look sends an unfortunate message.<p>I have a 2-year-old niece; let's call her "G." G is quick to laugh, dances like nobody’s …

Parenting

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

Teaching kids the cost of replacing what they neglect can be a lot less painful for parents if they start when the stakes are small.<p>By<p>Mar 16 2018, …

The screen time debate is pitting parents against each other

As the backlash against smartphones builds, and science lags, parents are waging a fraught battle with their kids and other parents<p>Before the smartphone backlash, before apps were likened to cigarettes for kids or Facebook co-founder Sean Parker mused that “God knows what it’s doing to our …

Parenting

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Parenting

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

How to Discipline a Child with ADHD

Helping kids learn right from wrong is hard enough. Throw attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the mix, and you’ve got the makings of a …

Parenting

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

When should I start potty training my child? Tips on how to help your little one use the toilet

It’s one of those things that most parents dread - potty training their child.<p>While some youngsters seem to sail through this stage, others find it …

5 Potty Training Tips to Ensure Toilet Success

With a little preparation, the right timing, a workable game plan and the right gear potty training is sure to go off without a hitch.<p>By<p>Dec 22 2017, …

6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on You Tube

When most people think back on the child celebrities of their time, they may think of child movie actors, the well-trained stars of showbiz. For some, these were stars such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, or Macaulay Culkin of “Home Alone” fame. For others, they were Judy Garland or Shirley …

Kids

Read this before you give your kid his or her first smartphone

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment.<p>Smartphones have become the most important piece of technology we own, connecting us with friends, keeping us updated on the world around us, and …

Apps

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

My daughter got her first catcall, and I didn’t know what to tell her

My 11-year-old daughter has enjoyed many new experiences recently: first soccer goal, first solo trip to the store, first time as a community volunteer.<p>There was also another, less enjoyable, first. While she was in our front yard, wearing her favorite T-shirt, which proclaims: “Unicorns are real,” …

Feminism

How to Raise a Mentally Tough Daughter

Sponsored by<p>According to a performance sports psychology specialist.<p>By<p>Nov 21 2017, 1:41 PM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with Chevrolet’s</i> …

Self-help

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) | Inc.com

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading …

Emotional Intelligence

Entertain (And Exhaust) Energetic Toddlers By Playing “Jump The River”

Add it to your birthday party game list, ASAP.<p>By<p>Nov 10 2017, 3:03 PM<p>Jump the River is an elimination game where kids take turns jumping over an …

100 Things I Learned in 10 Years and 100 Reads of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations

<i>This post was originally published on RyanHoliday.net.</i><p>Almost exactly ten years ago, I bought the <i>Meditations</i> of Marcus Aurelius on Amazon. Amazon …

New York Times

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Mom’s Genius Trick For Removing Splinters Is The Best Parenting Hack Ever

You’ll actually kinda want your kid to get a splinter now, just to try this out<p>The only thing more frustrating than getting a splinter is the process …

Parenting

The 7 Words My Kids Hear Every Night Before Bed

My kids mess up. We apologize, forgive, and together decide what to do differently the next time. But then, we move on. I made a conscious choice a few years ago not to belabor their shortcomings.<p>Here's why.<p>Our kids have so many masters. Add to that a child who is incredibly eager to please, and …

Parenting

What Viktor Frankl, 50 Cent, and My Mother Taught Me About Death

<i>This is a guest post by Matt Joyner</i><p>I didn’t expect to lose my mother when I was 16—it took me completely by surprise. While still in the formative …

The Philosophy Of Stoicism: 4 Lessons From Antiquity On Self-Discipline

<i>This is a guest post by Philip Ghezelbash.</i><p>Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy. The ideal for the Stoic, as with the Buddhist, is to show …

Self Control

Amor Fati: Learning To Love And Accept Everything That Happens

One of your greatest assets is your willpower, your decision-making, your discipline.<p>This is what we’re told. It’s also what we see. Most of us …