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  1. Judy Arnall
    The print book is out. This book features tips and tricks but no theory or opinions. It is just help for you to manage everyday challenges parenting toddlers to teens. All proceeds support Attachment Parenting non-profit organizations. Thank you!
  2. Toddler & Child
    If you can't keep up with the social media apps your tweens and teens are using, you aren't alone. And if you're worried about online safety, you're not alone there, either. My first introduction to the World Wide Web came via floppy disk, technology that isn't really that old (really!) but...
  3. Green Goods
    First periods can come with a lot of anxiety and stress, but brands like Thinx and Knixwear are hoping to make that time of the month a little easier for tweens and teens. You've probably heard of period underwear by now-the leak-proof, washable, reusable underwear designed to be worn while...
  4. Family Life
    Having "The Talk" isn't easy for any parent. But for parents who want to find books about bodies, puberty, and sexuality that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ identities, it's even harder. As a queer person myself, I've always tried to raise my kids in an open and inclusive way. I want to make sure that...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Ah puberty, a time for hormones, weird smells, hair in funny places, and awkwardness run amok. If you are just now beginning the journey of having a child in the throes of puberty, welcome! It's an exciting time of realizing your baby has facial hair and has mastered the art of sarcasm...
  6. Family Life
    A new survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign adds to the large body of evidence that supportive, inclusive environments are essential for LGBTQ youth. The largest survey of its kind, the 2017 LGBTQ Youth Report conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the University of...
  7. Family Life
    A new study from the University of Arizona says that parents and teens should crank up the music, together. If I ever want to feel old and out of touch, I watch the MTV music video awards with my kids and play my least favorite game called "who the heck is that?" While I've found it easy to...
  8. Family Life
    The basic principles of attachment parenting naturally shift and change as children get older. I've been drawn to attachment parenting from the very beginning because it felt natural to me; forging a strong connection to my new baby to help him be more secure, less stressed, and confident in a...
  9. Family Life
    The many harmful effects that screen time can have on teens seems to be a foregone conclusion: It's making them disengaged, sedentary, unhappy, and cynical- or at least that's what all the adults seem to have decided. There is actually plenty of evidence that screen time isn't all that bad for...
  10. Green Goods
    The teenage years are notorious for mood swings. However, today's teens are unhappier than ever before. A new report suggests that the culprit of their unhappiness is right in their hands: the smartphone. Being a teenager has never been easy. From the vast array of shifting hormones to the...
  11. Family Life
    A major rite of passage for teenagers just might become a thing of the past as fewer teens are getting their drivers' licenses. I have a sixteen year old non-driver in my house. The reasons for his lack of a driver's license are varied and somewhat unique to his personal situation, but as his...
  12. Toddler & Child
    The New York Times is launching a new monthly kids' news section, starting in the November 19th edition of the newspaper. I have a young news junkie in my house, and although he's a teenager, I worry about the things that he might be coming across in news publications. Even as I try not to...
  13. Toddler & Child
    One town in Massachusetts is working to give childhood back to its teens, inspiring families to focus on more than college applications. It's no secret that pressure to achieve is debilitating to many of our teens. More and more, we are seeing anxiety disorders, bullying, hospitalizations and...
  14. Preteens and Teens
    As a parent, it is sometimes hard to experience children's disappointments in their everyday lives.  If you have a child between the ages of 9 and 14, we, as a group of developmental researchers at American University, are interested in understanding more about the impact children's sometimes...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hello and apologies in advance if this comes across as too reactionary but I am so bothered and not sure if I should go over everyone's head and call the psychiatrist for my SD directly. Please let me know your thoughts or similar experiences...my SD is 14 years old, a bit troubled and rude but...
  16. Parenting
    My wife told me that she would love an app with the functionality to track the bus of your children. I wanted to gauge the interest of the parenting community! It would be useful to be able to track bus locations if you're running late or in unforgiving weather. Would you use this app? I'm...
  17. Preteens and Teens
    I have notice in my past career as a childcare teacher that as children get older, the amount of children enrolled in after school care drops. I understand that a lot of this has to do with age but I still believe that children in and around the middle school age still need some supervision...
  18. Preteens and Teens
    Hello, I am a single mother of three teenagers (2 boys and 1 girl) and I am conducting a study for my senior project on parental understanding of cyber bullying. The goal of my study is to gather data that will help provide useful information to teachers, school administrators, and parents...
  19. Baby
    By Kelly Bartlett Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for the contribution of this post. Young children play effortlessly. Kids are naturally predisposed to play, and it doesn't take much to engage a child in a silly game or role-play. Through play, kids express feelings, needs...
  20. Family Life
    by Melissa Deuter, M.D. What do you need to do to prepare your child for adulthood? To develop new skills, children need to learn through experience. Give your child room to take on responsibilities and make mistakes while he still lives at home. Provide abundant opportunities for supervised...
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