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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Dad Shaming' Is Real, Survey Shows

'Dad Shaming' Is Real, Survey Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just Moms: Just ahead of Father's Day, a new survey finds that about half of American dads say they've been criticized about their parenting styles.

Marlon Wayans defends daughter against trolls in Pride Month post

Marlon Wayans defends daughter against trolls in Pride Month post

Marlon Wayans destroys haters for dissing daughter in Pride post: 'Love her for her'. Marlon Wayans destroys haters for dissing daughter in Pride post: 'Love her for her'. Actor Marlon Wayans shared a touching tribute to his daughter during LGBT Pride Month on social media.

My son and I were diagnosed with ADHD at the same time

My son and I were diagnosed with ADHD at the same time

I’d have to be patient with him and give him calm directions, and that’s challenging as it’s not the way those with ADHD are naturally wired. With ADHD, you don’t have the ability to connect with people in the same way, you try hard to be close to others, but make social blunders.

Chrissy Teigen Defends Painting Daughter Luna’s Nails

Chrissy Teigen Defends Painting Daughter Luna’s Nails

Chrissy Teigen had the perfect response after she was criticized for painting her 3-year-old daughter’s nails. “On our first date after Luna was born, everyone critiqued [Teigen],” the “All of Me” singer told Us at the time.

The Indisputably Best Way to Parent

The Indisputably Best Way to Parent

Developmental and adaptive processes are best supported, and needs best met, through responsive parenting, which the Harvard Family Research Project (2012) defined as "the use of warm and accepting behaviors to respond to children's needs and signals" and concluded is critically important to a young child's development (Landry, Smith, Swank, Zucker, Crawford, & Solari).

TODAY's Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly on modern fatherhood

TODAY's Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly on modern fatherhood

That's what TODAY's Al Roker, Craig Melvin and Carson Daly discussed on Wednesday during a panel on modern fatherhood, hosted by NBC Universal and moderated by TODAY Parents editor Rebecca Dube. TODAY dads Craig Melvin, Al Roker and Carson Daly shared candid stories with TODAY Parents editor Rebecca Dube.

Dad shaming is a real thing and it happens to more men than you might think

Dad shaming is a real thing and it happens to more men than you might think

Much like the mom shaming phenomenon, in which women are judged by others for their parenting choices, men also experience dad shaming , according to poll results released just in time for Father's Day .The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked dads with children 0-13 years old about their perceptions of being criticized for their parenting styles.

15 ways you’re (unwittingly) teaching your kid to not listen to you

15 ways you’re (unwittingly) teaching your kid to not listen to you

Limit yourself to giving only one or two instructions at a time in a slow and clear manner, then ask your children to repeat what you said to make sure they understood you.

Time to Stop Blaming Parents for our Kids' Behavior

Time to Stop Blaming Parents for our Kids' Behavior

We think that parents being passive, permissive and inconsistent leads to their children exhibiting challenging behavior because the kids learn that they can get things or get out of things by behaving this way.

Two Strength Skills Every Parent Wants

Two Strength Skills Every Parent Wants

To make all of this easy to remember, I frame this as "learning to SEA” your child, where SEA stands for: 1) Spot the character strength in action; 2) Explain what you saw; 3) Appreciate , reinforce, teach, cheerlead, or support them.

How "Parentizing" Can Undermine Our Relationship

How "Parentizing" Can Undermine Our Relationship

More specifically, however, we might also bring to our relationships differing expectations of the degree to which our partner should help us to create internal stability, positive self-esteem , and emotional regulation.

A stepmom's guide to Mother's Day

A stepmom's guide to Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the annual day of reckoning, when children in blended families get anxiety rashes from trying to figure out how to celebrate all of their mothers, and stepmothers try to prepare for the moment when they will be reminded of their legendary status as fairy-tale villains and the not quite “real” mothers to the children in their lives.

'I spent Mother's Day alone because my ex wouldn't let me see my kids.'

'I spent Mother's Day alone because my ex wouldn't let me see my kids.'

The plan Ashley signed had no special inclusion for Mother’s Day, and for the past two years she has found herself unable to spend the day with her children as her ex-partner won’t let up on the agreement that explicitly states that he gets custody on weekends.“I thought I was doing the right thing when I set up the parenting plan with my ex.

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Experts say letting your children guide their own play at your local park could be the antidote to helicopter parenting. As a mostly unstructured activity, visiting a park is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to allow children to make independent decisions in a relatively controlled and contained environment, which allows for some risk-taking and experimentation.

Why Sharing "Emotional Labor" is the Best Mother's Day Gift.

Why Sharing "Emotional Labor" is the Best Mother's Day Gift.

As you find yourself telling the mother of your children how much you appreciate her parenting efforts, communicating about tasks like feeding a picky child and soothing a tired one, and thinking about how to balance your own moods and desires with hers throughout the day, you’re working on your “supportive co-parenting” skills.

In Parenting, Love Wins.

In Parenting, Love Wins.

In the past research has shown that both authoritarian and permissive parenting styles have more negative outcomes for children, so the team expected their study would show this too.

The Cost of Parental Stress

The Cost of Parental Stress

Besides feeling the pressure to engage with your kids all the time, many parents are spending more on things like private school and after school activities to make sure their children have every opportunity to succeed (Schneider, Hastings, & LaBriola, 2018).

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

3) Let me ask you that last question one more time in a different way: When my children grow older, and they have their own children, do you think they will decide that making them eat beet brownies, while not pleasant, is an important thing for parents to do?

Why humans shouldn’t parent like pandas

Why humans shouldn’t parent like pandas

A more accurate description than prideis relief: they grew up in an environment that offered them sufficient positive responses to allow them to thrive, and they were resilient in face of the inevitable parent/child glitches and mismatches along the way.

Having a Baby in a Polyamorous Relationship

Having a Baby in a Polyamorous Relationship

Mahler recommends that people thinking about having a baby in a polyamorous relationship consider: “Are you going to treat the pregnancy as parallel poly, where the secondary and baby aren't connected at all?

Are Power-Hungry People Inherently Corrupt?

Are Power-Hungry People Inherently Corrupt?

of CA, Berkeley), who views human nature much more favorably than do others writing on this skepticism-inducing topic (e.g., see his optimistic and best-selling Born to Be Good , 2009, as well as his video “We Are Built to Be Kind," 2014), notes that: Once people assume positions of power, they’re likely to act more selfishly, impulsively, and aggressively, and they have a harder time seeing the world from other people’s points of view.

Cat Owners, Personality, and Pet Parenting Style

Cat Owners, Personality, and Pet Parenting Style

Cats belonging to people who had high neuroticism scores were more likely to be reported as overweight, having a medical condition or behavior problem, being aggressive or anxious, or having a behavior problem related to stress .

Richard Kind: George Clooney Is a ‘Great, Great Dad’

Richard Kind: George Clooney Is a ‘Great, Great Dad’

“I knew he’d be a good father because everything he does is good,” the Toy Story 3 star, 62, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Beetlejuice Broadway opening on Thursday, April 25.