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The Great Parenting Debates

Are you too involved with your child? Probably not, says research.

Despite media fondness for reports of hyper- and helicopter parenting, most if not all parents are NOT "too involved" with their kids. While some kinds of parental involvement with kids are better than others, say researchers, any kind of involvement is better than none at all.

See my full article at Miller-McCune.com  Read More 
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When Your Kid Can't Stand Losing ...

Here's a really good piece I wish I'd read when my son came home crying after he'd lost a Monopoly game with a neighbor:
Got a Sore Loser?

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BULLIES -- Kids and Bosses Lash Out for the Same Reason

Kids who bully do so because they feel weak inside and want to feel strong. (See my story coming out soon in Scouting magazine.) Now a study showing that bosses bully for the same reason:

Bosses who feel inadequate can turn into bullies

By Yasmin Anwar, | 13 October 2009 UC Berkeley News Center

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Kudos to a Reporter!

Here's an excellent article on Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Grolnick to Discuss Pressure, Stress It's angled around an announcement of Wendy's next talk on our book, but the amazing feature of this article is that it seems  Read More 
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The Overscheduling Myth

Why do we love to criticize other parents for overscheduling their kids?

Maybe it’s a way to justify the choices that you’ve made. “You’ve decided this isn’t your lifestyle,” says sociologist Sandra Hofferth, “and rejected those of other people.”

There’s probably more criticism of overscheduling in America today than  Read More 
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Kids and Competition: Love of the Game and Fun

There's a very good article on kids and competition in the Oct. 17th Family Circle, also on Parents.com. Cynthia Hanson writes that kids' lives are more competitive these days partly because of TV shows like American Idol, and America's Next Top Model. "We have a whole generation of kids who fear they're going  Read More 
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