Being a step-parent can be a real challenge. A step-parent is somewhat like being in middle management – you get the complaints from 'above' and 'below'. It is important to try and not get caught in the middle. One way out of this dilemma is to step out from the middle and simply be part of 'senior management'. Successful employment of that strategy will require cooperation from the biological parent. But if you don't have that already, that may well be a major source of the difficulty to begin with.READ More on Step-Parenting: Building Relationships and Communication

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Parenting Jewish teens, a guide for the perplexed – Ynetnews

9 Dec 2006 at 10:31am

Ynetnews Parenting Jewish teens, a guide for the perplexed
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Joanne Doades " Parenting Jewish Teens, a Guide for the Perplexed" is a pleasant, familiar book by a mother sharing her insights about raising teenagers, the ….

Divorced mom should reconsider move to California that would upset parenting …

8 Dec 2006 at 3:06pm

QI am divorced and have had shared parenting with my ex-husband for four years. We have two children, ages 8 and 10. They have done very well under this parenting arrangement.

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This month, families get together to celebrate the birth of a Savior, a very big event which often overshadows another VERY big event in the eyes and hearts of a child.
When I was a child, kids used to envy me having my birthday in the month that everyone gets presents- “You must get a lot of them!” was the common outcry from my friends when they heard my birthday was December 10. But it was usually far from the celebration that I wished that I had considering that the change in my parent’s pockets only went so far with four girls presents to buy for Christmas. Having this personal experience, I know what makes (or breaks) a very special December birthday! READ More on Its My Birthday Too…

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Welfare workers to quiz Britney over 'parenting concerns' – Daily Mail – UK

6 Dec 2006 at 6:33pm Welfare workers to quiz Britney over ' parenting concerns'
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…. bad decisions.?. This is not the first time that Miss Spears?s parenting abilities have been called into question. In February ….
Britney Spears Spotted Carrying Wine In Glass, Then Driving Post Chronicle
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Gang activity can be preempted by sound parenting (The Thousand Oaks Acorn)

7 Dec 2006 at 4:04am

Recent legal maneuvers should help law enforcement fight the proliferation of gangs, but good parenting could help deter the attraction of new members before it begins, according to authorities.

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Parents play a key role in helping their children develop good communication skills. Kids first learn by mimicing their parents. Few subjects in parenting are as fundamental, or as important, as communication. Humans function so much by language, whether implicit or explicit, that learning how to communicate effectively affects virtually every other sphere of family relations, and interaction outside the family. READ More on Developing Good Communication Skills
English racer Doug Larson may have summed up your entire daily life when he quipped “For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.” In fact, how many of us even get eight hours of sleep anymore? On average, adults sleep seven hours a night, and 36% of us sleep only 6.5 hours or less. So where is all that time going?READ More on Unscheduling our overscheduled kids