How to Determine The Length of a Time-Out
Parenting

How to Determine The Length of a Time-Out

by Craig Sutton  •  February 02, 2017
We’re all familiar with the time-out, right? Time-outs are given to children when they misbehave or do something they know is wrong. They usually involve sitting in a quiet space such like a corner or a bedroom for a specific amount of time. But how long should time-outs be? Should it depend on the age of the child, or the behavior that landed them the time-out, or both? Should time-outs even be timed at all? It can be a tricky thing to figure out. Here's some advice...
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Abby Schachter on Getting The Government out of Parenting
Parenting

Abby Schachter on Getting The Government out of Parenting

by Clarke Illmatical  •  October 27, 2016
Abby Schachter is a mother of four, an experienced journalist who has written for the Washington Times and the New York Post. Her book, NO CHILD LEFT ALONE: GETTING THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF PARENTING takes a look at some issues that parents and child care providers should be aware of. Many government policies aren't helping parents or families and Abby wants parents to research and start organizing to bring effective change.
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Emotional Intelligence: How Can It Improve My Child’s Life?
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Emotional Intelligence: How Can It Improve My Child’s Life?

by Clarke Illmatical  •  October 11, 2016
Did you know that teaching your child to be aware of their emotions contributes to their overall success in life? Emotional Intelligence or EQ, contributes towards relationships, health and overall quality of life, it helps children do better in education and make healthier choices. In this article, we’ll take a look at ways parents, teachers and child care workers can be aware of EQ, and play a part in helping to develop emotional awareness.
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Advice for Blended Families: How You Can Live The Brady Bunch Life
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Advice for Blended Families: How You Can Live The Brady Bunch Life

by Clarke Illmatical  •  October 06, 2016
When it comes to step parenting many people have a picturesque sitcom concept in their minds. We love one another and that will make the relationships work, but in all honesty, life is not like The Brady Bunch. However, this doesn’t mean that your marriage won’t be successful. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the problems associated with blended families and hear experiences of parents who overcame the difficulties associated with their complex family unit.
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Interview with Alan Schwarz, Author of ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
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Interview with Alan Schwarz, Author of ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

by Clarke Illmatical  •  September 30, 2016
Alan Schwarz, a Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist, noted for his groundbreaking work at the New York Times, discusses his new book ADHD NATION. He provides concrete evidence that although ADHD exists, the syndrome has been widely misdiagnosed. Millions of children in the United States have been diagnosed although they may not have ADHD? Who benefits? Parents, educators and health care professionals need to read this interview and get a copy of Alan’s book.
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What is Holistic Parenting and What are the Benefits?
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What is Holistic Parenting and What are the Benefits?

by Clarke Illmatical  •  September 30, 2016
Interested in a parenting style that promotes the well-being of your entire family? A lifestyle where parents play an active role in each step of their child’s development? Holistic parenting is a lifestyle of conscientiousness. Parents make a concerted effort to be mindful of their environment and teach their children how it affects their lives. More specifically, parents are concerned with all areas of childbirth, alternative medicine, regular exercise, healthy eating, teaching children ...
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