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PARENTING CHANNEL

Parenting Advice, Trends
& Resources

Covering parenting from 0-24 years of age

PARENTING TRENDS:

(Age 6 through teens)

Children’s Series The 99 Takes the World by Storm

This amazing new cartoon series, based upon the popular comic book series, is catching the world's imagination, yet it is finding strong resistance in the US. Forbes Magazine cited The 99 as one of the “Top 20 Global Trends of 2011" PBS just aired a special on it and even President Obama has mentioned it.  So why do most American parents not know about it?...Read more

Raising children



Best 5 iPhone apps for babies and toddlers

Babies and toddlers love iPads and iPhones. They are experiential devices that make great education tools and games. Take a look at our roll-up of the top 5 apps on the iTunes market.

How Will People Remember You Today?

Parenting they say is the toughest job you will ever love. Whether you love it or believe you are now fully certifiable, getting through to kids about good behavior and bad behavior at times feels like the proverbial brick wall.

Silence often sends the wrong message to teensThe Dynamic of Silence

"But Everyone Drinks Mom!"
It starts in the nursery: Parents compare notes on their babies. What goes in, what comes out, length, weight and movement are the center of conversation. It carries over to the preschool years and beyond.

The Book Every Parent Needs to Read

John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education is to the US Education System what Howard Zinn's Peoples' History of the United States is to US History. Both are a must read for every parent concerned about his or her child's education and future.

Divorce and marriage



A Success Story: The Modern Day Stork

Sisters through adoption and artificial insemination, yet sisters all the same.

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

What it is. How it happens. What you can do about it. 

Suspect PAS?
Here's What You Can Do

First, it takes a sophisticated mental health professional to be able to identify that PAS is occurring. Most forensic evaluators such as psychiatrists and clinical psychologists at the Ph.D. level (not the MA or MS level) have studied the disorder and are able to recognize it. 

What is the child's part in PAS?

Gardner notes that the PAS is more than brainwashing or programming, because the child has to actually participate in the denigrating of the alienated parent. 

Teen issues



Teens and drugs: Ten Ways to Stay Drug Free

Be happy with yourself – do what you love to do. Be Real. Be Drug-Free. 

The Legal Hallucinogen Targeted at Teens

Salvia Divinorum (Salvia) or Salvinorin A, street names Salvia, Divine Sage and Magic Mint is a legal, powerful natural hallucinogen marketed to and easily accessed by teens on the web and at times, health and spirituality stores. Health care and law enforcement officials described Salvia as an organic hallucinogen as potent as LSD. Users dispute the comparing of Salvia to LSD and insist that it is a mild, harmless perception and spirituality enhancer

The Ticking Time Bomb in Teens

That is setting daughters up for early illness and diseases 
Osteoporosis, Obesity, Arthritis, Diabetes, Mellitus, Hypertension and Menopause, these are problems only women over 35 have to worry about. Your teen daughters is a young, vibrant, enthusiastic individuals who doesn't need to concern herself with these for at least twenty years, right? 

Running Away: Why Kids Do It And How To Stop Them

Any child can run away at any time if the circumstances are right. Believe me, if they’re under enough stress, any kid can justify running away.

School issues




But Dad I hate Math!But Dad... I Hate Math!

The Gift of Math: Why your children will thank you one day if you make them stick it out.

Homework Hell? How to Turn it Around

Parents get stuck in homework battles with their kids all the time. Either their children get distracted halfway through and want to give up, or they resist doing the work in the first place. As many parents know all too well, this resistance can often take the form of acting out behavior: kids will yell, start fights with you, or even throw a tantrum to avoid doing their work. 

Exercises in Grammar

Newsroom 101 is created by Ron Hartung of the Tallahassee Democrat- grammar consultant and newsroom coach and Dr. Gerald Grow professor of journalism at Florida A&M University. Newsroom 101 has a total of 31 ten question, interactive quizzes. What we love about it is it teaches both when you answer a question correctly and incorrectly.

Who is Responsible for Bullying?

About two years ago a web site designed for junior high and high school students was shut down. The purpose of the site was to allow students to chat and share gossip about their friends and classmates. 

Are you our next Parenting Expert?

Couples Company is currently interviewing candidates for the position of marquee parenting expert.  If you're a licensed family therapist, psychologist or doctor with a minimum of 10 years experience in parenting related issues and are interested in becoming our Parenting Channel headliner, please contact Couples Company's publisher and editor in chief Laura Dawn Lewis for details.  Samples of your writing are required.

We are also seeking a 2 contributing parenting experts.  One with a specialization in helping parents of adult children (18-24) navigate this crucial time in their child's lives and role changes it brings. The second on parenting parents, for adults who find themselves caring for their parents later in life.



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