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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves - NPR


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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves
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Heather Shumaker is the author of the book It's OK to Go Up the Slide. She embraces what she calls "renegade parenting." Shumaker encourages such parenting heresies as banning elementary school homework, letting kids punch each other (with boxing ...

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Welcoming a Foster Child: Language, Ownership and Respect Prove Key - The Chronicle of Social Change


The Chronicle of Social Change

Welcoming a Foster Child: Language, Ownership and Respect Prove Key
The Chronicle of Social Change
Authors Annette Semanchin Jones, Barbara Rittner and Melissa Affronti explain that while foster parents have a variety of resources to prepare them for the first steps of bringing a child into their care, little has been published about behaviors ...

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PARENTAL POWER PLAY: Parent-coach friction often a matter of (playing) time - Duluth News Tribune


PARENTAL POWER PLAY: Parent-coach friction often a matter of (playing) time
Duluth News Tribune
Over the past few weeks, the News Tribune spoke with coaches and other athletic officials across the region about what has become a disturbing trend — the seemingly increasing power wielded by parents of prep athletes. They represent a tiny fraction ...

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Need for foster families highlighted in May - The Hillsdale Daily News


The Hillsdale Daily News

Need for foster families highlighted in May
The Hillsdale Daily News
“These selfless individuals keep children safe and care for their needs during difficult times while we work to find them permanent homes — either through reunification with their families if that's safe or finding adoptive parents. Every day I ...

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Why new parents shouldn't feel so guilty about sleep training - Mashable


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Why new parents shouldn't feel so guilty about sleep training
Mashable
That's why the new Pediatrics study on sleep training is such an important step forward in talking about how families can have both well-rested babies and parents. The randomized, controlled study evaluated what happened when parents of 43 infants used ...
New research says 'Cry It Out' baby sleep method doesn't harm childrenWMTV

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Lego toys are getting more violent, study says - Mashable


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Lego toys are getting more violent, study says
Mashable
When my son was six-years-old, my wife and I refused to give him toy guns. If one arrived as a gift, it was swiftly spirited away – so quickly that he barely noticed its absence. Instead, we bought him Legos... and he promptly built a gun. I was ...

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5 Ways to Talk to Children About The Mean-Spirited Presidential Campaign - Huffington Post


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5 Ways to Talk to Children About The Mean-Spirited Presidential Campaign
Huffington Post
The Presidential election is just six months away and even young children have started to notice that political campaigns are in full effect. Weather you feel the Bern, Stand With Hillary, or think Trump can Make America Great Again, your children have ...

Leveraging Communication with Your Child(ren) - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Leveraging Communication with Your Child(ren)
Huffington Post
So here's a tip for your next car ride: try no music, no parent questions and no mobile device... the product will be somewhere from a few words to a full-blown conversation; I don't care if they're 5 or 15 years old. When the car is filled with ...

Parents, our children are going viral and it's not always good - WTSP.com


WTSP.com

Parents, our children are going viral and it's not always good
WTSP.com
Also, obviously, let's talk to our kids about not being racist, hateful and mean-spirited. Combine the two talks and you can hopefully have a child get through those awkward years with search results free and clear of public shaming AND stupid mistakes.

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Some Summer Camps Rejecting Diabetic Children - Hartford Courant


Hartford Courant

Some Summer Camps Rejecting Diabetic Children
Hartford Courant
At the first sign of his recovery, Caleb's parents, Laura Hastillo and Carolyn Maloney of Tolland, resolved to work as hard they could to give Caleb, now 8, the same kind of life as any active child. His school has been accommodating, and Caleb has ...

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