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.

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.

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

Some grandparents have the child call them Mom, Dad, or a variation of that, while the birth parents are Mommy and Daddy.The birth parents may also threaten to take the child away without your permission.

'Celebs are teaching us the right way to separate'

'Celebs are teaching us the right way to separate'

"Separation more often than not comes with the assumption of animosity or hatred, and whilst it hasn’t always been easy navigating through co-parenting under the same roof this year, we truly appreciate how lucky we are to have each other," Sophie and Jaryd wrote in a post together.

How to Turn Children of Any Age into Readers

How to Turn Children of Any Age into Readers

The researchers, Aviva Segal and Sandra Martin‐Chang, found that parents who read and have what the study authors refer to as “higher reading related knowledge (including the ability to spot difficulties a child is having),” are likely to have children with higher reading scores.

Why Don't My Kids Call Me More?!

Why Don't My Kids Call Me More?!

Children may feel satisfied checking in weekly while parents want to speak every day.Once those boundaries are asserted, however, if a parent repeatedly violates them by asking about or trying to discuss off-limit topics, the child may pull away, feeling frustrated and resentful.

Man allegedly sexually abused 13yo after luring her from Manly Wharf

Man allegedly sexually abused 13yo after luring her from Manly Wharf

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met at a Sydney ferry allegedly lied to a member of the public about their relationship.Police further allege the man told a member of the public that the girl was his daughter.

Good Parenting—It's Not Complicated.

Good Parenting—It's Not Complicated.

They know how to care for themselves in the basic and fundamental ways—like brushing teeth, washing hair—but not always in the deeper ways, like maintaining emotional health or prioritizing self-respect and self-worth (which invariably translates into making positive choices.)

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

How to Help With Homework, Test, and Life Stress

Additional strategies to support the child with test anxiety reinforce the child’s overall ability to calm down in stressful situations.Helping a child regulate negative feeling states such as frustration, anxiety, paralysis, feeling overwhelmed, and fear , affords him or her calming experiences that can be repeated and integrated independent of a parent.

No, You're Not Bribing Your Kids

No, You're Not Bribing Your Kids

In popular usage, parents think they "bribe" their kid when they offer them money, treats, or other incentives as a reward for doing something the parent believes the child should be doing simply because it's the right thing to do, such as keeping their room tidy or getting good grades.

7 signs you're nailing the tough gig that is parenting

7 signs you're nailing the tough gig that is parenting

You know you’re being a good parent when your child comes to you for advice or comfort when they have a problem.A good parent guides their child’s behaviour by setting down healthy boundaries and limits.

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Abandonment?

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Abandonment?

That includes empathy and respect for their child’s personality , feelings, and needs – not merely loving a child as an extension of the parent.Many people have no negative feelings toward their parents and may in fact have a close and loving adult relationship with them.

What's Your Theory About How To Parent Your Diagnosed Child?

What's Your Theory About How To Parent Your Diagnosed Child?

Once we’re acting based on a theory, it’s easier to be consistent , to explain to others why a stance makes sense, and it’s easier to avoid what I call Parental Self-Doubt Syndrome .

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

A sympathetic parent has a stronger impact on a troubled child's educational performance than whether they eat regular family meals or live in a safe and well-kept neighborhood, said lead researcher Dr. Angelica Robles.

Parenting Around Our Biases

Parenting Around Our Biases

While navigating our parental decision-making , however, it is easy to get trapped in a cycle of thoughts influenced solely by our cognitive biases.Specifically, cognitive dissonance is the process by which we change a previously held belief to match up with our behavior or environment.

Criminal case against father whose twins died in hot car is put on hold

Criminal case against father whose twins died in hot car is put on hold

Juan Rodriguez left the Bronx Criminal Court after a judge ruled on Thursday that there is no criminal case against him at this time after police said his 1-year-old twins died when he left them in a hot car.

Hacking Your Child's Diagnosis Into a Superpower

Hacking Your Child's Diagnosis Into a Superpower

Can we really blame a child like David for thinking of all the possible things that can go wrong?Now that we know what we are risking, I ask David what skill he would need to go to the water park anyway.

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

"Older parents-to-be may be reassured that their age is not necessarily a negative factor with respect to behavioral problems in their child," said study author Marielle Zondervan-Zwijnenburg. Zondervan-Zwijnenburg said that about 3% of the difference in children's "externalizing" behaviors were related to parental age.

Tyler Baliterra Defends Letting Daughter Sit on Counter

Tyler Baliterra Defends Letting Daughter Sit on Counter

Earlier this week, the Michigan native also stood up for his wife, Catelynn Lowell , after she decided to stop breast-feeding their youngest daughter, Vaeda.

Armie Hammer Shares Video of Son Sucking His Toes: Twitter Reacts

Armie Hammer Shares Video of Son Sucking His Toes: Twitter Reacts

Another added: “Armie Hammer not only let his son suck on his toes, but he also took a video of it AND posted it on Instagram…?”.

How To Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy.”

How To Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy.”

A parent who engages in self-care, for example, can be a powerful role model — showing a child, partner and colleagues what taking good care of one’s body and mind looks like.

4 Ways to Release Anger Towards Your Parents

4 Ways to Release Anger Towards Your Parents

The relationship between a child and a parent is one of the most instinctively protective, loving, and nurturing things humans experience.

How Can I Reduce Parenting Stress?

How Can I Reduce Parenting Stress?

Following are some things to consider so you feel less stressed and better able to parent. Third, give yourself permission to participate in activities you enjoy. It often helps to know that other parents also feel overwhelmed and stressed at times.

21st Century Parenting

21st Century Parenting

By teaching emotional control, parents can learn how children slip into negative mood states —which, if left uncontrolled, can impact their success, color the decisions they make and the behavior they demonstrate as well as the responses they may seek in their world.

Video star Tiffany Jenkins on addiction, jail and rehab

Video star Tiffany Jenkins on addiction, jail and rehab

From addict to social media star: Parenting blogger Tiffany Jenkins shares her unique story. It was like, five seconds ago I was in a halfway house, and now I'm a married mom of three," Jenkins said.

When One Parent Is Hurtful and the Other Stands By

When One Parent Is Hurtful and the Other Stands By

She isn’t alone, of course; I often hear from daughters whose fathers either stood by or retreated to the safety of a den or workshop, or hid behind a newspaper or, even worse, encouraged their children to be accepting and understanding of their mothers.

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

By regularly and consistently spending time with teens, the channels of communication remain open, enabling parents to provide support and positive affirmations as well as the opportunity for open discussions related to teen development and life in general.

When Parents Act Like Children

When Parents Act Like Children

Children know how to push buttons, and I refuse to be triggered.” Or “I will stay objective; as soon as I lose my cool, I am acting like a child.” It can be helpful to write out these sayings so you are ready to pull on them when you need them.

Gordon Ramsey dad-shamed for photo of him wearing son in baby carrier

Gordon Ramsey dad-shamed for photo of him wearing son in baby carrier

"It's really important that the baby be able to completely hold up their head," said Laura Brown, the founder and CEO of , an organization that connects parents with local resources to make sure they're wearing their babies correctly.

... But You Can't Choose Your Family? Or Can You?

... But You Can't Choose Your Family? Or Can You?

These expectations include cultural assumptions such as, (1) parents and children are forever connected through biology, (2) family webs create unending obligations, and (3) shared history is irreplaceable. As part of their research, Scharp and Thomas (2016, 2018) also identified ways adult children and parents respectively challenged the cultural assumptions outlined above.