Category: Parenting

Why should I allow my kids to fail?

By one measure, Reggie Jackson was the greatest failure in his sport, having struck out 2,597 times in his 21 year career, more than any athlete who has ever played major league baseball. Despite these thousands of disappointments, Jackson is … Continue reading

Are you using the right type of praise?

The benefits of praising good behavior are a fundamental tenet of virtually every parenting book.  However, how you praise your toddler significantly impacts their behavior several years later according to research soon to be published in Child Development by Elizabeth … Continue reading

Questions on co-bedding and temper tantrums

Question             My husband and I are big fans of co-bedding with our kids. Our son slept in our bed until he was five, and our four-year-old daughter sleeps with us most every night. My daughter now wants to sleep … Continue reading

How do kids manage stress?

When feeling overwhelmed, most children would rather do something rather than talk about their problems with a peer or parent.  Based upon a survey of 875 nine to 13 year old youngsters conducted by the Nemours Found/KidsHealth, the most frequent … Continue reading

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