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“Shotgunning a Beer” and other 2014 parenting trends

“Shotgunning a Beer” and other 2014 parenting trends

Here’s a trend that’s a backlash against helicopter parenting, the parenting style where well-meaning moms and dads do for their kids what the kids should be doing themselves. It’s for parents who are tired of being on call [...]
LearnXScape 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

LearnXScape 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families, and children. Through that experience, I [...]
Attachment parenting: 50 shades of black and white

Attachment parenting: 50 shades of black and white

Two four year old boys at the park head away from the group of parents to a small creek. They pick up sticks and start mock sword fighting, pretending to be Jedi knights. They are balancing on rocks in the little creek, trying to force each [...]
Parenting Tips from Law & Order SVU : Free Range Kids

Parenting Tips from Law & Order SVU : Free Range Kids

Yeah, I remember that episode. Now that I know the story behind it, I still think motive-wise it would have been more interesting to kill the fictional mom and not the fictional kid. All those real-life helicopter parents that were so angry [...]
Does RIE Parenting Work? The Pros and Cons of Treating Your Child Like an Adult

Does RIE Parenting Work? The Pros and Cons of Treating Your Child Like an Adult

Baby Knows Best, a new book laying out the RIE philosophy by the program’s current director, Deborah Carlisle Solomon, comes at a time when Americans are souring on helicopter parenting—the constant overpraising, overindulging, and over-testing [...]
A Prayer for Parenting by Faith and Grace – Heavenward by Scotty Smith

A Prayer for Parenting by Faith and Grace – Heavenward by Scotty Smith

     Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the [...]
Have You Already Given Up On Your Parenting Resolution?

Have You Already Given Up On Your Parenting Resolution?

“Dr. Laura….I’ve already given up on my New Year’s Resolution to be a more peaceful mother because I’ve blown it over and over…and it’s only the first week of the year! — Sylvia How are you doing [...]
Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Baby Rumors — Fans Diss Couple’s Parenting Skills

Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Baby Rumors — Fans Diss Couple’s Parenting Skills

Even though Lil Wayne already has four children, some fans are having trouble seeing him as a father figure. And they don’t seem to think Nicki has what it takes to be a good parent either! Nicki Minaj is pregnant with Lil Wayne’s [...]
Study: Recession and Bad Economic News Led to Harsh Parenting

Study: Recession and Bad Economic News Led to Harsh Parenting

The Great Recession has negatively impacted society in many different ways. Increased unemployment. Smaller paychecks. Higher levels of insecurity. And now we can add: More episodes of maternal misbehavior. Newly published research finds a link [...]
Beer, Dr. Spock, And The Parenting Advice I Needed Most

Beer, Dr. Spock, And The Parenting Advice I Needed Most

When I gave birth to my first child in 1983 at age 24, I realized about thirty-six hours into this new adventure that babysitting as a young teen, assisting with a pack of deaf Boy Scouts in college, and nannying part-time for a few months when [...]