On Parenting: books


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Fact-checking parental ‘wisdom’

A Jeopardy champion turns his talents on time-worn, but rarely tested, parental advice

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Parental overshares to hit the bookstore

The founder of a site that collects and publishes the most outrageous parental oversahres is coming out with a book this spring

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2012

‘Expecting’ author’s top advice (hint: don’t blink)

The author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” talks about the message she intended to send.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

What to expect after 30 years?

The author of the seminal “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” is receiving an award from the Smithsonian and talks about how parenting has changed

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pregnancy, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

What a Facebook profile picture says about you

When I changed my Facebook profile image, I had no idea I was entering such a culturally touchy arena.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media, Books

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Embracing a different kind of diversity

An extended interview with the author addresses how a book on children living with extreme challenges became a blockbuster.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Gratitude for every child

A new book explores the challenging lives of children and how parents and children bridge great divides.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest | Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Realizing I’m the ‘nut job’ in the house

A parenting “challenge” defeated me and the author who posed it said that was the point.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

J.K. Rowling’s adult affair

Potter creator’s leap into the adult market with ‘The Casual Vacancy’ creates a dilemma for parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

The art of storytelling

An expert storyteller says making up stories for kids is as good as, or even better, than reading to them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012

How to be a happy parent

The author of the best-selling “The Happiness Project” is back with advice on how we can be happier parents

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘How Children Succeed’: Character, not IQ

Traits like grit, self-control and curiosity are far more important to a child’s success than strictly defined academic achievement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Computers in the classroom: Necessary?

How useful are computers in the classroom, especially in the early grades? A expert in the field explains.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Education, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012

A rallying cry for parents’ rights

An advocate for older mothers calls on all parents to fight harder for more representation and rights.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The anti-parenting-book parenting book

A new book on parenting suggests we let kids hit and swear and play; that we let them just be kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

‘Dark Knight’ shootings: Why we can’t answer ‘Why?’

An expert on school shootings explains why the triggers for mass shootings are more complicated than they seem

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Books

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Parent less, play more

The author who first sounded the alarm on over-parenting continues a conversation about how parents can reshape their approach in an age of anxiety.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

The psychologist who predicted over-parenting’s consequences is back with a new book

The author of the ground-breaking “Price of Privilege” is out with a new book that picks up where her predictions of over-parenting’s consequences left off.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Child Development, Books

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/17/2012

My ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ secret

Remembering sneaking books and clinging to childish things like Encyclopedia Brown: why and how author Donald J. Sobol affected so many.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012

What does it mean to be a feminist mother?

I wrote yesterday about a new survey suggesting that younger feminist mothers are embracing more intensive or attachment parenting methods. Why?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breast-feeding, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Are we raising a nation of spoiled brats?

What may be equally shocking in the ordeal suffered by a bus monitor was the reaction of the parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Child Development, books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Summer learning: Can parents prevent the slide and the burnout?

Educators are trying to combat the summer slide, the phenomenon that has kids avoiding books and embracing mindless screen time for two months.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Asian-American parenting attitudes explored in Pew survey

A Pew Research Center report on Asian Americans challenges some assumptions and supports others, particularly when it comes to parenting.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:03 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Father’s Day question: Do dads need their own parenting advice?

Pediatrician and father of three David L. Hill thinks a crucial audience has been left out of all the advice trading: dads.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Holidays

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

College graduates returning home: can it be good for all?

Experts say that many parents enjoy the company of their adult children who have returned home, and can use their kids to stave off the effects of old age.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012

‘Daughters for a Time’ follows D.C. author’s real-life fertility, adoption struggles

The story chronicles the life of a D.C. power broker who deals with infertility and adoption.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Why it’s good to let boys cry

A clinical social worker has a plea for parents: Let teenage boys express their feelings.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Mental Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Airplane toys for infants

As the summer travel season approaches, here are suggestions for keeping your baby happy and entertained while flying.

By Rachel Saslow  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Toys

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

What happened to Zoe Rosso, the toddler who got kicked out of school for too many accidents

Zoe Rosso is now the subject of a book about what the authors say is a common but often undiagnosed medical problem that leads to potty accidents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Health

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/16/2012

International Spy Museum to host children’s writing program Sunday featuring former CIA operative

Melissa Mahle, a former CIA operative who became a mother during her time in the agency, will be part of a children’s writing program at the International Spy Museum this Sunday.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ethics, Books

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Modifying attachment parenting to fit your family’s needs

Despite the image of attachment parenting as radical, the philosophy can and has been incorporated into general mainstream parenting practices.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Breast-feeding

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/09/2012

The Evil Birthday Clown: Kids ‘love being scared senseless’

Parents pay him an agreed upon fee and in return he stalks a child for a week. When the victim least expects it, the Evil Birthday Clown will smash a cake in the little kid’s face.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Despite genetic tests and new technology, learning to embrace the unexpected

Better technology means advanced options for prenatal testing. But will these tests give us a false sense that we control more than we actually can?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Special Needs

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Maurice Sendak: A singular voice to and for children

The beloved and controversial children’s author Maurice Sendak has died at 83. With him has gone his gorgeous and unrepentant assault on parental coddling.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Anna Quindlen: Why parents should take a Picasso-like approach to raising kids

The expert at introspection and mother of three shares which parenting trend from the past should be most embraced now and in the future.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Anna Quindlen delves into parenting assumptions, egos in new memoir ‘Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake’

In Anna Quindlen’s new memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” she tackles some of the Big Truths of parenting using her trademark ability to express thoughts that many of us have entertained but never fully formed or articulated quite as well.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/30/2012

D.C. couple launches ‘A Mighty Girl’ Web site, gives girls non-traditional princesses to admire

Web site featuring empowering books and movies has an “Independent Princesses” guide.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

‘Conflict’ and the condemnation of ‘modern’ parenting: Elisabeth Badinter elaborates

This week is the U.S. publication of Elisabeth Badinter’s controversial book “The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women” (Metropolitan Books). Now, a new question is circulating among moms: What is this French philosopher saying about American parents?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/16/2012

What’s your parenting secret? Scary Mommy may have heard it

In the just-released “Confessions of a Scary Mommy,” Baltimore mom Jill Smokler prints dozens of parenting confessions and several self-deprecating personal essays.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

‘The Conflict’ attacks progressive parenting as anti-feminist

“The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women” arrives with a loud buzz thanks to its aggressive attack on “natural” parenting, including breast-feeding.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Breast-feeding

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Domestic thrillers: Real-life parenting dilemmas in a novel

Parenting columnist Tracy Grant gets hooked on this genre of fiction because she feels like she’s reading her own story on the pages of a novel.

By On Parenting  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Books that teach kids about diversity

The Trayvon Martin shooting and racist “Hunger Games” tweets may have you looking for ways to talk to your kids about diversity. Here are some children’s books that could be a great starting point for discussion.

By Vibha Sazawal  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

‘Next Stop’ chronicles family’s autism journey

Glen Finland, author of “Next Stop,” discusses how a child’s autism diagnosis effects an entire family, and why the term “differently-abled” should replace “special needs.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Books

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Pet death a double burden for parents

How can a parent best help a child through the process of grieving?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Is Parisian parenting better, or is vacation parenting more fun?

Are we American parents more burdened than other cultures? And are mothers on what seem to be extended vacations qualified to make that call?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Anne Lamott pens new book about grandparenting: “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”

Lamott’s son, the subject of 1993’s “Operating Instructions,” had a child when he was 19. The result was a baby boy named Jax and the book, “Some Assembly Required:A Journal of My Son’s First Son”.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘Next Stop’: Aging out of special-needs network and navigating the future

“Next Stop” tracks the travails of a mother and her “differently-abled” son as they try to navigate the frustrating years after a child ages out of special-needs support typically provided in schools.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

‘The Lorax’ movie and the kids who protected Dr. Seuss’ message

A group of fourth graders created an online petition asking Universal Studios to revamp the movie’s Web site by including information on environmentalism. The petition drew more than 50,000 signatures.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Media

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series, dies

Jan Berenstain, who created the popular children’s book series The Berenstain Bears with her husband Stan, died after suffering from a severe stroke.

By On Parenting  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Author Adam Mansbach tries to get kids to sleep, yet again

Adam Mansbach, the author of last year’s best-selling satire “Go The [Expletive] to Sleep,” is releasing a G-version of his book for kids in April.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Are French parents really superior?

French parents may have a handle on teaching kids how to eat healthfully, but American parents also pass along some important traits.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Princess debate part two: Peggy Orenstein on culture, gender and parenting

The author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” discusses how certain gender stereotypes are seeping into the way children play and see themselves, and how parents can offer alternatives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development, Toys

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

“Cinderella Ate My Daughter” released in paperback: A Q&A with author Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein, author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” discusses how girls are being taught self-absorption is the same as self-confidence.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Toys, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Parenting an introvert in an extrovert’s world

A new book makes the case that our culture fails to recognize the value of those with introspective personalities.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

How to choose the best books for kids and teens

Mary Fellows, president of the Association for Library Service to Children, discusses trends in young people’s literature and how parents can choose quality books for their kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Winners unveiled: The American Library Association chooses top books, media for kids

The American Library Association announced awards for this year’s best books for children and young adults.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

What should we call dads who stay home with the kids?

Writer and work-from-home father Greg Olear proposed the new term, which “implies the mucking up of gender roles.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Winnie the Pooh Day: Who’s your favorite character?

In honor of the occasion, a few Post staff discuss their favorite characters from the book.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on raising readers

Tips from Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on encouraging kids to read.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

New edition of “Baby and Child Care” includes sections on gay and lesbian parents, raising kids with ADHD

The book includes a section for gay and lesbian parents, and offers advice for raising kids with autism and ADHD.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Are electronic children’s books as good as ‘old-school’ books?

Kids benefit from both kinds of books says Holly Kreider, director of early childhood literary programming at the nonprofit Raising A Reader.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood literarcy, children's books, e-readers