Monday, January 20, 2020

Tag: Parenting

How to Talk to Your Children About...

With 27 people confirmed dead at the hands of a gunman who unleashed fire today at an elementary school in Connecticut, the nation is...

Jada Pinkett Smith Encourages Willow Smith to...

US actress Jada Pinkett Smith is making headlines and not because of her celebrity antics or the state of her marriage to Will Smith....

Effective Ways of Getting Kids to Listen

A few months ago I crashed headfirst into my most frustrating parenting problem to date: My daughters were ignoring me. I could tell them...

Protecting Kids Online, There’s No App for...

The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned....

Teaching Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits

Child obesity has become truly a grave problem nowadays. Never before have there been more overweight children and that seems, naturally, to trouble their...

Parental Involvement Can Make the Difference in...

Terms like ‘helicopter parent’ and ‘tiger mom’ have wavered between rallying cry and punchline over the last few years, yet according to new research...

Ending Power Struggles Before They Even Start

I’m privileged to receive a steady stream of questions from parents about various issues (and regret not being able to answer them all). The...

Tweeters Share Ways to Help Kids Express...

Feelings are meant to be shared and emotions are meant to be recognized. Children are in the process of learning how to express those...

Supporting Your Child’s Socio-Emotional Development

Education consultant Jennifer Miller has launched a wonderful, valuable new blog site for parents, Confident Parents, Confident Kids that I think merits the attention...

Helping Perfectionist Kids Take the Pressure Off...

Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts. She stayed up until one in the morning last night...

Give Yourself Permission to Relax This Holiday...

'Tis officially the season and that means lots of things for moms out there: shopping, wrapping, donating, cookie baking, memory-making... so I am here...

The Secrets to Raising Financially Independent Kids

Most parents eagerly look forward to the day when they see their kids spread their wings, fly the coop and soar on their own...

7 Character Traits to Instill in Kids...

What if a child's success in school were measured not in IQ but in strength of character? That's the question Paul Tough tries to answer...

How to Motivate Your Child to Learn

Do you have a child who comes home with failing grades year after year—or straight C’s when you know he could get A’s? You...

3 Skills to Help Children Gain Social...

All children are turned down by friends–even the most popular kids! Researchers found in a study of second and third graders that 26 percent...

Bedtime Math: An Innovative Way to Build...

For many parents with young children, the bedtime routine is a firmly entrenched system involving a warm bath, a good book, a kiss and...

Common Traits of Successful Parents

1. Successful parents don't expect perfection either from themselves or their children. Parenting is an art, not a science. Successful parents understand that, like themselves,...

Teaching Kids About the Consequences of Lying

The entire topic of lying is a complicated one for parents to tackle, as the social necessity of tiny “white lies” makes the subject...

Tips for Frustrated Parents

Every parent cultivates a minimum level of bringing up a child know-how based on their real-life child-rearing experiences. If you are interested in making...

Dealing With Anger, Resentment Towards Your Child

Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of anger and resentment towards your child? Sometimes I swear it’s like a cloud descends on...

10 Tips for Helping Kids Form Good...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2009 to 2010 that nearly seventeen percent...