Naturalconsequences

After last month’s weight freakout, something’s shifted in my attitude

When I got disgusted with myself last month about the way I had been eating, I felt that way because I’d gained weight since January. I was also …

Diabetes

#SELChat: Honestly Teaching Honesty

<b>Model It</b> – We need to speak and act truthfully ourselves. The <i>National Geographic</i> article, “Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways,” notes …

Teaching

Why do people like Ruby?

I'm a Java guy and I <i>really</i> don't like Ruby. But a lot of people <i>really</i> love it. I just don't think I understand it very well, and my ignorance makes …

Programming

On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting - The Washington Post

Hi, and thanks for joining us this morning to talk parenting. I'm filling in for Amy today as producer. Meghan is here, and there are lots of questions waiting, so we're going to get right down to business. Be sure to check out her most recent column, on how to help a 7-year-old boy stay dry …

Parenting

To Get Your Kid Moving, Walk Out the Door

There’s an episode of <i>Everybody Loves Raymond</i> where Ray remembers an effective parenting method he learned from his dad: AIS. Ass In Seat. He’d say, …

Lifehacks

5 Harsh Truths About Timeouts and Disciplining Kids

Timeouts may seem like the perfect solution for child discipline problems, but they are rarely used correctly which makes them less than useful.<p>The …

Parenting

Protecting your kids from failure isn't helpful. Here's how to build their resilience

In recent years, there has been a concerted effort to protect children from failure in order to safeguard their fragile self-esteem. This seems …

Education

More Chores, Less Play: Teaching Children Self-Regulation

Last weekend, I insisted my 15-year old son lug wheel barrels full of mulch from the driveway, down a steep incline and then halfway across our …

Parenting

Ask Amy: Silver dater meets Mr. Corvette

<i>Dear Amy: I am a 60-year-old woman, out of the dating scene for many years.</i><p><i>I met a wonderful man on an online dating site. We spoke for a couple of weeks, and then met for dinner.</i><p><i>He lives two hours away, so I got a hotel room nearby him for the night.</i><p><i>He picked me up in a brand-new Corvette and took</i> …

Relationships

How to make your child feel powerful and heard

As parents, we often find ourselves on a merry-go-round ride with our kids. We jump from one thing to the next hoping we can solve at least one …

Motherhood

Parenting Is an Inside Job: Beyond Safety, Demands, and Expectations

—<br>I often say that raising a 16 year old son who I not only love, but also like, respect, and admire, is the greatest thing I’ve ever done.It’s …

The Muslim ban expands the cruel policy of family separation

<i>Rachel Brown and Georgia Travers</i> <i>are students at Yale Law School and co-authors of the report “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of Waivers and Mass Denials From Yemeni-American Families Stuck in Limbo.”</i><p>Amid the national outcry over the family-separation crisis at the border, the Supreme Court …

Immigration

The Advice Five Dads Would Give Their Pre-Dad Selves

From mastering the "Dad Look" to saving more for college, here's what they'd do differently.<p><i>RealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the</i> <i>essential</i> …

Parenting

About That “Dear Facebook Friend” Image Going Around Lately

About That “Dear Facebook Friend” Image Going Around Lately<p>June 26, 2018 by Captain Cassidy<p>I’m not a fan of the open-letter format of social media …

Relationships

What Does Trump Have Against Children?

Photo source Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0I hate the children being taken away.—Donald TrumpFinally, a tweet we can believe. Trump does seem to hate those …

Immigration

One Of Education's Best Examples Of A Learner-Driven Community

The idea of a more personalized approach to education has gained a lot of traction in the last decade. But there’s a lot of variation among those claiming “personalization.” Some are teacher-driven and prescriptive. In others, students are active in charting their course.<p>Jeff Sandefer, cofounder of …

Education

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: Telling the Stories of African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

<i>In</i> Lighting the Fires of Freedom,<i> Janet Dewart Bell—the latest winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize—shines a light on women’s all-too-often</i> …

Black History

Social and Emotional Development in Teens Ages 13 to 18

In the five short years between the ages of 13 and 18, your teen will undergo tremendous social, emotional, and physical growth. This development may …

Parenting

How To Deal With College Kids Home For The Summer

Nobody said it was going to be easy, but here are five tips to help make their homecoming a smooth one.<p><i>The following article was submitted by a</i> …

Fatherhood

What Is the Difference Between Pride and Arrogance?

I am watching the World Cup. More specifically, the match between England and Tunisia. It is tied 1-1.<p>You can really feel the sense of national pride …

Psychology

21 Tips For Getting Stubborn Kids Out Of Bed In The Morning

Do everything you can to get them to sleep earlier and to sleep sounder.<p>Originally published on Motherly.<p>By Edward Shepherd<p>My kid hates getting out of bed. I don’t blame her; I do, too. We wake to a list of chores — <i>shower, dress, eat, pack, go</i>!<p>Getting a kid up and at ’em can be super frustrating. …

Siblings

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.<p>"Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The …

Parenting

How to Discipline Kids Who Don’t Respond to Punishment

If the kid doesn’t care about a punishment, it’s the wrong punishment. But more severe does not necessarily mean more effective.<p>Some kids don’t …

Living Rooms

Story Highlights

• Authoritarian parenting worked in the past, but it's ineffective for today's young ones<br>• Instead of punishment, consider teaching children through natural consequences<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been …

Parenting

How to get your kids to listen: 5 tricks to try

Why won’t they listen? I hear this lament a lot. In fact, just recently, at a workshop I was leading, I asked the parents attending to name their …

Lifestyle (Canada)

My husband won’t do HIS agreed upon chores!

Question: Allana, my husband and I are constantly back and forth on sharing responsibilities around the house. We both work full time jobs that are …

Relationships

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

What Is Operant Conditioning and How Does It Work?

Operant conditioning (sometimes referred to as instrumental conditioning) is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for …

20th Century

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Love an Alcoholic

Are you wondering how you can cope with a drunk mother during the holidays, or how you can help her? Have friends told you that you are an enabler …

Drug Addiction

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Parenting