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On Parenting: July, 2012

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Teaching a picky eater to become a foodie

One former picky eater transformed into a foodie offers lessens for parents who have their own food battles.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012

The story behind swaddling

Why doctors recommend swaddling, and a few options to buy.

By Rachel Saslow  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Regarding the Boy Scouts, I’ve evolved. Will they?

I continue to hold out hope that the Boy Scouts will make their organization fully inclusive to all.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special needs, Boy Scouts of America

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Tired of time-out?  Become your child’s emotional coach instead

Become your child’s emotional coach instead.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  parenting, time-out

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act praised by advocates for children

“Today’s ruling is a significant win for kids,” gushed the group First Focus.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Why do Americans think the Affordable Care Act is better for kids than for themselves?

There’s a divide in public opinion over how much Americans think the health-care law affects their own family versus how it affects children in general.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthcare

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2012

The Great Nurse-In is a go

A Washington mother has organized a mass show of support for breast-feeding in the most public of venues — The Mall.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breastfeeding

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Hand-holding, sunscreen and ponytails: Is the heat affecting judgement?

There’s something about the hot weather that seems to bring out bad judgment. You can decide whose judgment was worse in some of the parenting stories we’ve heard about in recent days.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Is ‘Can we have it all?’ still a relevant question?

Suddenly there’s a runaway debate about one of the most enduring parenting questions: Can you have it all — successful career, strong marriage, happy family?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-Life Balance

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Sugar for breakfast? It’s what all the cool kids are eating.

Despite all the attention and research devoted to best practices in children’s health, some of the top foods companies make and market to children are still the least healthy.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Products

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/21/2012

A Title IX homage

The law that mandates that public schools provide equal opportunities for male and female students to participate in sports and compete for sports scholarships is turning 40.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:26 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Child sex abuse: One parent’s story

The coverage of the Jerry Sandusky case has prompted victims in other cases to come forward, helping them find new courage to speak up and out.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Child Abuse

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/20/2012

ASK day: Might your child be playing in a home where there’s a gun?

About a third of U.S. homes have a gun in them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Make salad enticing for kids with the right dressings

A dressing can make or break a salad. And also make or break the health value of that salad.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Casey Seidenberg, Nutrition

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 12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2012

For better and for worse and through raising the kids

A relationship expert shares some advice on how all couples can work through the tolls that child-rearing can take on a marriage.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage

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 11:51 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Adam Sandler’s ‘That’s My Boy’ protested by child advocates

Adam Sandler’s new movie opened this weekend to terrible reviews and the worst came not from critics, but from a group of child advocates.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Teens, Child Abuse

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2012

ADHD prescriptions to children have spiked amid growing concerns of abuse

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare, special needs

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Bumbling dad vs. super dad: Advertisers try to find the right image

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Products

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Get your parenting questions answered

By On Parenting  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Father’s Day: What does dad want?

Turns out it’s not what women want on Mother’s Day —a day off.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Momspeak: The perils of teen driving, and letting go

In her Momspeak column, Tracy Grant explains how she slowly moved toward acceptance of her teenage son having his driver’s license.

By Tracy Grant  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Teens, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Mothers and fathers have different ideas on how to support an adult child

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adult children

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Sandusky, Horace Mann, Manassas & sexual abuse: Has the culture changed enough?

Has the culture changed enough?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abuse, Safety

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

A solution to childhood obesity: Home ec?

With increasing evidence that girls and boys are lacking some basic skills, some are calling for its return.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, nutrition

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/11/2012

David Cameron, British prime minister, leaves daughter in pub by accident and inspires a parenting debate

What are the guidelines for drinking while parenting?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

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, 06/08/2012

The organized parent: is it a myth?

We all know about those Snuffleupagus super moms and dads who seem to have it all together. We’ve seen the bulletin boards on kitchen walls with color coded schedules.

By Amy Joyce  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Resolve to do just a little better with your kids’ food

If we want the best for our children, let’s choose to spend some of our money and time on foods that give our kids the best kind of energy, the best ability to concentrate in the classroom, and the best chance for long-term health.

By Casey Seidenberg  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Why try to be a good parent? Just strive to be good enough.

We all work hard to be a “good mother” or a “good father,” but being just “good enough” may be the better option for staying healthy and happy while parenting. 

By Jennifer Kogan  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Work-life Balance

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

From NY to D.C. to Disney, three different attacks on childhood obesity

On Parenting | New laws, new expert recommendations and new self-imposed industry commitments have been rolled out to combat childhood obesity. But will any of them work?

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

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012

A vacation from family during family vacation

Sometimes, what family needs most is a break from each other.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Jerry Sandusky trial: why victims need anonymity

The victims, previously identified with numbers, asked they be permitted to use pseudonyms during the trial to protect their privacy. The judge said there was no legal basis to grant the request.

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

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012

How to protect your kids on Facebook

Stephen Balkam of the Family Online Safety Institute advises parents on supervising children on Facebook and other social networks.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:21 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Facebook

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Facebook may allow users under 13 to register: How this change could impact kids, parents and marketers

Facebook is apparently exploring ways to open the site to children younger than 13, a move that would give brands a new route to an impressionable audience.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic media

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 06/04/2012

President Obama pardons Minnesota student for missing school

“Mr. Ackerman, please excuse Tyler. He was with me!” reads a note President Barack Obama wrote on behalf of a Tyler Sullivan, a fifth grader in Minnesota who skipped school Friday.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:33 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics

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

Hospital staff make it difficult for moms to breast-feed, report says

Researchers found too often hospital staff were quick to supplement feedings. One of the major factors that led to a mom successfully breast-feeding was if she began nursing within an hour of birth and her child was not given supplemental feedings or pacifiers.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breatfeeding, babies

 

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