6 fun classic parenting movies to watch

Bringing up kids can be a rollercoaster ride, filled with moments of fun and madness. These movies offer a peek into the highs and lows of parenting, with a strong dose of humour. Snuggle up and enjoy! Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) This family comedy gets its name from an autobiographical book by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, […]

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What to Do When Adoptees Lie and Steal

Whether it’s taking food from a friend’s house or money from your wallet, it’s important to be measured in how you respond if your child steals something.(Getty Images) There is a false assumption that antisocial behaviors only occur in older children who were adopted out of the foster care system after suffering neglect or abuse. In fact, time and again […]

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Learning Life's Lessons the Hard Way

Teens make mistakes – sometimes dangerous ones. So it’s important for parents to keep perspective, be an ally and help them learn how to move forward.(Getty Images) From school suspensions to traffic citations, teens can get into a boatload of trouble. And it’s inevitable that adolescents are going to make mistakes and some are going to be doozies. But as […]

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The Gran View: Raise yourself to become a high EQ parent

Here’s why affirmative caring is important as a parent. By Shayama Chona There are three general parenting styles: authoritarian, permissive and affirmative. Authoritarian parents set out strict rules and expect them to be obeyed. They believe that children should be kept in their place and discourage them from voicing their opinions. Authoritarian parents try to run a household on structure […]

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5 TED Talk shows every parent needs to watch

These TED Talk shows talk about how parents should raise their child to ensure their good future. More often than not, parenting can turn out to be a tricky business. Most new parents go through the anxiety of whether they are raising their child correctly and this constant worry exhausts them. Parenting evolves with each generation and every parent needs […]

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Do mothers’ parenting attitudes and behaviors change with their first- and second-born?

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ. In the study, published in Social Development, 55 mothers were observed interacting with their first child at the age of 20 months and again, using the same procedures, when their second child was 20 […]

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Kidstrology: Your Parenting Horoscope for August

The final full month of summer has arrived, and August is the last month dominated by the backward motion most of our planets are currently taking according to astrologer Scarlett McNamara.  "It’s a good time to reevaluate the things that are important," McNamara tells SheKnows, noting that we should focus on living in the moment this month. "Our energy and […]

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'Baby Brain' Is Real, New Study Finds

Chances are you’ve heard of the term ‘baby brain,’ whether you’ve experienced it while pregnant or not.  Though women who have felt themselves becoming more forgetful and feeling less onto it than usual will tell you the phenomenon very much exists until now, many academics have dismissed baby brain as a myth. A new study by Australian scientists from Deakin […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Harry And Meghan Are Tipped To Be Top Baby Names This Year

It’s barely the end of January, but already predictions are rolling in for the biggest baby names of 2018 – and unsurprisingly, everyone’s favourite newly engaged couple has made the cut. Mother & Baby UK has released their predictions for the top girls’ and boys’ names for the year ahead, Harper’s Bazaar UK reports. Both lists are heavy on classic and Latin-derived names […]

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