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2009-09-22 15:34:02

Parents say that honesty is the best policy, but they regularly lie to their children as a way of influencing their behavior and emotions, finds new research from the University of Toronto and the University of California, San Diego. Surprisingly little scholarship has been published on the subject of parental lying, so Gail Heyman, professor of psychology at UC San Diego, Diem Luu, a former UCSD student, and Kang Lee, professor at the University of Toronto and director of the Institute of...

2009-08-06 11:39:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For teenagers, getting their driver's license is one of life's most exciting moments. For a parent, it's one of the most distressing. New technologies promise to alleviate parents' worries by keeping tabs on their teen drivers, but the use of these tools raises an ethical question: Do they cross the line between good parenting and invasion of privacy? MotherProof.com surveyed moms of teens to gauge how much snooping they're willing to do. MotherProof.com's...

2009-08-04 10:40:33

Children now enjoy more freedom at home, but are more restricted outside the homeChildren have certainly mastered the art of selecting, negotiating and even refusing the chores their parents assign to them. This growth in personal autonomy at home over the last few decades could be the result of shrinking opportunities to participate in activities outside the home, without Mom and Dad looking over their shoulder, according to Dr. Markella Rutherford from Wellesley College in the US. Her...

2009-01-13 13:13:00

Top Morning Talk Show Teams with Parenting Magazine and Gerber Winning Child will be a Parenting Early Years Cover Baby And Toddles Away with $125,000 for College NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention all proud parents! Isn't it time to prove that you have the cutest baby in the country? Now may be your little one's time in the spotlight, with the return of "Live with Regis and Kelly's" Beautiful Baby Search. The winning baby will appear on the cover of Parenting Early Years, and...

2008-09-30 09:00:29

KidZui, The Internet for Kids (www.kidzui.com), and www.Parents.com -- the online home of American Baby, Parents and Family Circle -- are working together to enhance the KidZui experience and to introduce more families to KidZui's services. Designed for kids age 3-12, KidZui is a revolutionary new free browser and online service that offers children access to more than 800,000 kid-friendly Web sites, videos and pictures -- reviewed by trained parents and teachers. The KidZui Parent Site...

2008-07-21 12:00:40

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SheKnows.com (http://www.sheknows.com/) one of the fastest growing online destinations for women, announced today the launch of BabyNameCentral.com (http://www.babynamecentral.com/), providing the tools, features and community that will delight expectant parents looking for their perfect baby name. BabyNameCentral offers parents over 30,000 unique baby names with and twenty different search methods, including name origin and meaning. In addition, the...

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