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Reducing Academic Pressure May Help Children Succeed

Children may perform better in school and feel more confident about themselves if they are told that failure is a normal part of learning, rather than being pressured to succeed at all costs, according to new research published by the APA.

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Don't Call Me Granddad

For most men, turning 60 means a run towards retirement and lazy days at the club. For late-life fathers, it can mean sleepless nights, dirty nappies, the chance they won't be around to see their child finish school ... oh, and joy. By Fenella Souter.

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» Tiger Moms Need to Chill - Psych Central News

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The book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” called for parents to adopt what its author suggested was an Asian style of child-rearing, pushing children excel at all costs — including the cost of their happiness. Now, a Michigan State University scholar who studies the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents from immigrant families is taking a very different stance.

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Self-Esteem: Helping Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self

Self-Esteem: Helping Children Develop a Positive Sense of Self | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, a glut of literature has proclaimed the need to instill self-esteem in children. But how is this best accomplished?
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Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends? | Psychology Today

Can Mothers with Different Parenting Styles Remain Friends? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

How to preserve mom friendships when you parent differently. By Susan Newman, Ph.D.

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For Motherhood Alone

No knight in shining armour? What's a single woman with a ticking biological clock to do? Amanda Hooton meets three mums who found their own solution.Kirsty Stead, 38, has dark curly hair, pale freckled skin, and a big laugh. One day in July 2009 she sat down at her computer and began looking for The One. But she wasn't looking for moonlit walks or romantic dinners: what she wanted was what novelist Jeffrey Eugenides calls "the tiny sputter ... the meagre leaven ... indispensable to the grand achievement of having a baby". What she wanted was sperm.

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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Improving a Tool to Identify Missing Children

Improving a Tool to Identify Missing Children | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation is funding research at the University of Arkansas to examine factors related to successful use of age-progressed photos in the identification of missing children.
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Family and Relationships: Parenting Issues: Playing Favorites

Family and Relationships: Parenting Issues: Playing Favorites | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Parents who favor one child over another can create long-term emotional problems and can devastate family relationships.
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