Parenting Timeline

Emily Blunt: Parenting ‘Is Such A Fear-Based Industry’ — Here’s Why

Emily Blunt

Actress Emily Blunt recently opened up about her views on parenting during an interview with online magazine, The Edit. The 31-year-old award-winning actress, and married mother of one explained her laid back approach to parenting and the reasons for it. “[Raising children] is such a fear-based industry. There used to be one book that everyone… Read more »

Two Studies Show School Lunches Are Healthier Than Bagged

Two studies show that school lunches are healthier than most bagged lunches.

Two separate studies comparing school lunches to those that students brought from home have found that for most students, bagged lunches lack nutrition and those provided in school tend to be healthier for students. Both studies were published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics and compared the nutritional values of the lunches children brought from… Read more »

These Three Companies For Babies Have GMOs In Their Baby Formula

Infant Formula

Thanks to the tight-knit community supporting organic foods and farming, the general public is learning more of the fallacies of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Once believed to be the answer to possible food shortages to a rapidly growing population, GMOs are now recognized for causing more harm than good. Even Monsanto, the company most… Read more »

Sleep Problems Could Increase Risk Of Obesity In Children

Lack of sleep combined with other sleep problems for young children could increase their risk of obesity.

A new study that was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week links lack of sleep and other problems with a higher risk of childhood obesity. The study was conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and looked at the effects of a chronic lack of sleep on young children… Read more »

Congress Passes The ABLE Act To Benefit Disabled Children

The ABLE Act helps parents plan for the futures of their children with disabilities.

In a huge show of bipartisan support, the ABLE Act passed congress with a 404-17 vote on Wednesday. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, known as the ABLE Act, is aimed at helping parents provide for the future of their children who have disabilities without worrying about penalties or other obstacles. The new bill… Read more »

Study Debunks Mean Girls Myth: Boys Are Worse At Social Bullying

A new study debunks the mean girl bully myth - boys are worse at social bullying

When we think of bullying, we usually think of mean girls ostracizing someone or spreading rumors, and mean boys being more likely to use physical aggression. But a new study from the University of Georgia published in the journal Aggressive Behavior says that boys do both – and are crueler than girls when it comes… Read more »

Parenting Tips: Here Are Five ‘Secret’ Tips That You’ll Love To Hear

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Even though you may have read many blogs, magazines, and books that are overloaded with parenting tips and advice, here are five parenting tips that you more than likely did not see or fully understand at first glance. Studies have proven that later school start times can effectively boost performance most teenage students. However, elementary… Read more »

Secret To Not Spoiling Your Kids? Deprive Them, Says Columnist

Trouble Spoiling Kids? This Tip Will Keep You From It

Spoiling kids may seem like a fun idea when they’re little and cuddly and can’t move around without your help. But eventually, your youngsters are going to grow into independent children and then adults, and if they’re still spoiled at that point, then congratulations — you’ve just ruined society. That’s at least what research shows…. Read more »

When Kids Play With Paint, This Happens: Your Move, Parents

When Kids Play With Paint, This Happens

When kids play with paint, things can get awfully messy, but even I was taken aback by how badly these brothers spun the situation out of control. Their dad — the voice behind the camera in the video below — ended up putting them in the shower as he tried to figure out what to… Read more »

Parenting Tips: Three Quotes That All New Parents Should Remember

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When it comes to finding some of the best parenting tips, there are quite a few books, magazines, blogs and even self-help programs that provide more than enough information. However, if you are looking for captivating points that are able to speak volumes without using an excessive amount of words, then you should consider paying… Read more »

Pregnant Vanessa Lachey Shares These Four Great Parenting Tips

Vanessa Lachey

Actress Vanessa Lachey is eagerly anticipating the upcoming birth of her second child with husband Nick Lachey. Even though she is already a mother to their 2-year-old son, she openly admits in a recent interview with Parent magazine that she still has a lot to learn when it comes to pregnancy but (more importantly) parenting…. Read more »

Dressing Sexy Can Have Negative Effect On Girls, Studies Claims

Dressing Sexy Bad For Grades

Dressing sexy is something that many teenage and young adult girls feel tempted to do, especially during holidays like Halloween. With another October 31 behind us, the Christian Science Monitor has pulled together a number of studies that show these societal pressures placed on young women can have a detrimental effect on academic achievement. Halloween… Read more »

Moms Are 10 Times More Likely To Skip Work For Sick Child, Study Claims

sick child with mom

Parents skip work for their sick kiddos all the time, especially while those antibodies are developing, but a new study claims that when that happens, it’s usually Mom who sacrifices her workday. In fact, Moms are 10 times more likely to skip work for their sick children than Dads, reinforcing old theories about the woman… Read more »