Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Dr. Dissinger: At 8 years old, I brought Peter to the bank to open a savings account, just like my father had done for me as a little girl.Dr. Dissinger: With regards to cleaning, my message has always been clear with Peter; there is no choice about taking care of your things.

Ryan ToysReview accused of misleading preschoolers with paid content

Ryan ToysReview accused of misleading preschoolers with paid content

Ryan ToysReview/YouTubeFor those not familiar with Ryan ToysReview , the channel, which boasts more than 21 million followers, is hosted by an enthusiastic 8-year-old named Ryan and run by his parents, Shion and Loann Kaji.

Choosing a School by Choosing a Neighborhood

Choosing a School by Choosing a Neighborhood

There is some truth to the comment, nonetheless, in that even in places like Canada, neighborhood schools vary as a result of differences in parents’ commitment to education , parents’ involvement in the schools, proportions of children with disabilities and for whom English isn’t a first language, and family stressors such as proportion of single-parent families, poverty, and more.

Should We Throw Out the GRE?

Should We Throw Out the GRE?

There’s another, subtler form of bias here: where you went to school, and how much time you had to cultivate relationships with faculty (as opposed to, say, work to support yourself), can play into how much help you get in writing your letter.

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

When the teen, who lives in High Point, North Carolina, suffered a seizure a year ago, his parents sent him to an addiction rehabilitation program in Los Angeles.If your child is vaping and they are addicted to it, they’re going through a lot of shame.

9-year-old stuffs cheese into lip balm tubes for the ultimate sneaky snack

9-year-old stuffs cheese into lip balm tubes for the ultimate sneaky snack

On Tuesday, Valerie Hahn tweeted a picture of the new innovation and it's quickly gone viral.“My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class," Hahn wrote with the picture.

4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

Usually he just wears one but this was a special occasion, so I took more time on his hair," Woodley told TODAY Style .After meeting with her grandson's teacher at Tatum Primary School in Tatum, Texas, Woodley was asked to visit the school's principal to discuss a potential dress code issue.

Two Concepts of the True Self

Two Concepts of the True Self

It’s tempting to say that what’s going on at the office party when you don’t feel like you can be yourself or you ruin your diet by stuffing your face is that you’re not exhibiting your true self.

Here's what I wish I had known before I had 4 kids

Here's what I wish I had known before I had 4 kids

Then, inevitably, people ask you if you are having any more children, even if you haven't actually given birth to said fourth child yet.Siri and Carson Daly are likely getting these questions right now: The couple announced they're expecting their fourth child this spring .I mean, I can't really blame people for having questions.

Evidence of Aliens in Area 51 Is Elusive

Evidence of Aliens in Area 51 Is Elusive

Scientists searching for signs of extraterrestrial life on planets orbiting distant stars need something concrete to scrutinize before they can make the astounding claim that Earth is being visited.

This highly rated fleece jacket goes with basically everything — and it's $30

This highly rated fleece jacket goes with basically everything — and it's $30

"My favorite way to wear this fleece is under a puffer vest during the seasonal change from summer to fall ," she continued.I don't see the lint trap full of the material after washing it, it hasn't pilled or anything," raved one Amazon reviewer.

How to prevent suicide: Brother's death sends woman on mental health mission

How to prevent suicide: Brother's death sends woman on mental health mission

Alison Malmon's 22-year-old brother Brian ended his life after a hidden struggle with mental illness.My brother, Brian Malmon, died by suicide 18 years ago today.

8-year-old girl's room gets the cutest reading nook — see the final result!

8-year-old girl's room gets the cutest reading nook — see the final result!

Cate Holcombe’s 8-year-old daughter loves to read , so when it came to decorating her room, finding a cozy spot to curl up with books was the top priority.Before: The room has a sloped ceiling, which Holcombe thought would be perfect for creating a reading tent.

TODAY analysis: More states requiring mental health education by law

TODAY analysis: More states requiring mental health education by law

Talking about mental health isn't taboo in Andrea McCabe's fifth-grade class at Chatterton School in Merrick, New York.On a recent day, Miss McCabe, as the children call her, lead the class in an exercise: "Everybody say, 'Stress,'" she instructed the students.

'Real Housewives' star Teddi Mellencamp is pregnant with baby No. 3

'Real Housewives' star Teddi Mellencamp is pregnant with baby No. 3

It's going to be baby No. 3 for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills " star Teddi Mellencamp and husband Edwin Arroyave.Slate and Cruz were conceived via IVF, but Mellencamp says this baby is a surprise.

How Kids Learn to Do the Right Thing

How Kids Learn to Do the Right Thing

All parents want their child to learn to do the right thing.So if you want your child to learn to do the right thing, consider what you're teaching.2) We help our child notice how his actions affect others, which empowers him to CHOOSE to do the right thing.

Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend 1 month in jail

Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend 1 month in jail

In May, the "Desperate Housewives" star pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after admitting in a statement that she paid at least $15,000 to arrange for someone to alter answers on her daughter's SAT.Prosecutors argued to the judge that probation wouldn't suffice as punishment.

Vaping Cases Linked to Vitamin E, Bootleg Cartridges?

Vaping Cases Linked to Vitamin E, Bootleg Cartridges?

In New York, where 34 cases of the severe lung disease have been reported Department of Health officials said they are focusing on vitamin E acetate after finding it in nearly all of the samples it analyzed linked to the illnesses.

New York City proposal to ban chocolate milk from schools sparks debate

New York City proposal to ban chocolate milk from schools sparks debate

While many young kids enjoy drinking chocolate milk, proponents argue banning it would be one way to limit the amount of sugar children consume.While New York City schools may be looking to ban chocolate milk, other districts around the country are looking for different ways to increase students' daily dairy intake.

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

As parents, we tend to be the Master of Systems, but what if we asked our children and teens questions like, “What kind of system or chart can we put in place to help you get ready in the morning?

See the sweet get-well card Savannah's child made for her

See the sweet get-well card Savannah's child made for her

TODAY's Savannah Guthrie had to miss work this morning due to illness — but this sweet, hand-drawn card from one of her children might just be the perfect medicine.

No, You Don't Always Need to Forgive

No, You Don't Always Need to Forgive

What does not warrant forgiveness, however, is true malevolence: When there is no remorse shown, nor ignorance to blame, but a person has received satisfaction from another's pain, forgiveness is unnecessary.

Mum welcomes girl home from school dressed as unicorn and we're loving it

Mum welcomes girl home from school dressed as unicorn and we're loving it

The costume arrived just before Madison was due to arrive home on the school bus, so Somer threw on the giant costume and bounced out into the street to welcome her daughter.

A New Advance in Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

A New Advance in Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

The results of this study indicate that genes regulating body size/shape and metabolism may partially underlie AN, and that genes related to metabolic processes could be a central reason why individuals with AN feel the need to lose weight.

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

'I wasn't tired because I was a mum, it was a serious disorder'

Michelle, now a mum of two, has a condition called Idiopathic Hypersomnia, an overwhelming desire to sleep .This is Michelle's story...As a child, I’d sleep during the day – anywhere I could.

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

In fact, a report published earlier this year by Common Sense Media called, "The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States" revealed that 62% of parents polled said they keep their devices within reach of their bed at night and 61% check their device within 30 minutes of falling asleep.

Husband charged after authorities find remains of four children, mom

Husband charged after authorities find remains of four children, mom

The woman’s husband was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Casei Jones, 32, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods told reporters.The sheriff’s office said Casei Jones and her children were reported missing by her relatives on Saturday after she hadn’t been seen in six weeks.

Sister comforts brother who has leukemia in powerful photo

Sister comforts brother who has leukemia in powerful photo

“We had to put a lot of things on hold because we didn’t know what life was going to look like,” Beckett and Aubrey’s mother, Kaitlin Burge, told TODAY Parents .Aubrey and her brother Beckett Burge, who has leukemia, are best friends.

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

If you’re worried your child may be unhappy in their friendship group, or forming relationships with children who don’t bring out the best in them, it’s crucial to recognise the signs so you can offer support.

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Hoda was a source of inspiration for Cohen, who sought out advice from her before becoming a father for the first time at 50 years old."It's shifted in every way and yet it's also kind of adapting,'' he said.

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