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2014-06-10 23:15:31

San Diego family therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt is sharing with readers parenting tips that are essential for raising happy kids with an appropriate sense of responsibility. San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 As a family therapist who’s practiced for twenty-eight years, Dr. Joanne J. Wendt believes that when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids (who become happy, healthy adults) responsibility is key. Responsibility is essential to living happily and productively and can give...

2014-06-09 10:45:59

SFSU With Father's Day approaching, SF State's Jeff Cookston has some advice for creating better harmony with dad. In a recent study, he found that when an adolescent is having an argument with their father and seeks out others for help, the response he or she receives is linked to better well-being and father-child relationships. Adolescents who receive an reason for the father's behavior or a better understanding of who is at fault feel better about themselves and about dad as well....

2014-06-09 00:21:07

Boston College Center for Work & Family Study Explores Dads' Views on Paternity Leave, and Corporate and Country Policies and Programs CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathers want to be present and involved from the first days of their children's lives and increasingly expect their employers to support them through paid leave, flexibility, and ultimately a culture that respects their desire to be hands-on caregivers, according to a new study of 30 corporations and more than...

2014-06-06 12:23:00

WWE Joins Ad Council and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Launch New Fatherhood Involvement PSAs in Time for Father's Day WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of dads in the U.S., seven out of ten, recently reported that they could use tips on how to be a better parent, according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council. In advance of Father's Day, WWE Superstars are inspiring dads throughout the country to get more involved in their children's...

2014-06-04 23:13:01

Eagle Village hosted a recognition dinner Thursday evening for foster parents licensed through the organization. It was a fitting way to look back on another year of dedicated service by a priceless group of people and celebrate Foster Care Month together. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 “The decision to open your heart and home to a child or sibling group is one of the most rewarding and selfless things a person can do,” Director of Community Based Services Brenda Bolin said....

What Does Finding Out The Sex Of A Child Before Birth Say About The Mother?
2014-06-03 03:12:52

By Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University Women who choose not to find out are more egalitarian, conscientious An expectant mother who chooses to find out her child’s sex before birth may be giving subtle clues about her views on proper gender roles, new research suggests. The study found that women who choose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences, and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with conscientiousness....

2014-06-03 08:28:16

New K-5 learning games join an exclusive list of standout products that make parenting easier. CARSON, Calif.­, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lakeshore announced that their Are You Ready? Game Shows® have been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) SILVER winner. For over 20 years, the NAPPA awards have been celebrated as the "go to" source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families. The Are You Ready? Game...

2014-05-29 23:07:26

The M.O.M. Method is an innovative Web-based program that empowers kids to become more self-reliant, so “helicopter parents” can stop hovering. It is the first comprehensive, parenting resource to offer a powerful combination – time and task management tools for kids with a practical, step-by-step parenting guide for moms and dads. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The M.O.M. Method (Manage and Organize Myself) has launched nationwide with the first comprehensive, Web-based...

2014-05-27 23:13:59

Dr. Jack Westman, author of "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity," weighs in on Jennifer Senior's new book "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" and the case it makes that modern childhood and parenthood have been “completely redefined” since World War II. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 In an era when schools and economic disadvantage are seen as the main reasons why one-third of the children in the United States are not...

2014-05-21 13:39:58

Springer Two decades’ worth of court records show dramatic decline in mother-sole custody cases It’s no longer a certainty that American mothers will get custody over their children during a divorce. In fact, if Wisconsin Court Records of the past 20 years are anything to go by, joint custody is becoming the norm. So says Maria Cancian and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the US, whose findings are published in Springer’s journal Demography. For most of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'