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Why French Parents Are Superior

Why French Parents Are Superior | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

"While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying non with authority.

French Lessons

-Children should say hello, goodbye, thank you and please. It helps them to learn that they aren't the only ones with feelings and needs.
-When they misbehave, give them the "big eyes"—a stern look of admonishment.
-Allow only one snack a day. In France, it's at 4 or 4:30.

-Remind them (and yourself) who's the boss. French parents say, "It's me who decides."Don't be afraid to say "no." Kids have to learn how to cope with some frustration.

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Parenting Boys: What Boys Need From Moms

Parenting Boys: What Boys Need From Moms | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

"The love a mother feels for her sons is a miracle. It is natural for a woman to love a girl baby with whom she shares a place in history, culture, and biology. But to love so much that you would be willing to die for beings so vastly different from yourself is nothing short of miraculous" ~Karin Kasin

"After reviewing several research studies, books, and interviews by child-parent attachment experts like Maccoby and Martin, psychiatrist Dr. Joan Luby, author Dr. William Pollack, leading neuropsychology researcher Dr. Allan Schore, family therapist and author Michael Gurian, and author and therapist Dr. Townsend,I identified 17 things a boy needs from a mom." 

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Parenting: A Core Duty and Basic Right in a Family - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Parenting: A Core Duty and Basic Right in a Family - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Parenting: A Core Duty and Basic Right in a FamilyHuffington Post UK (blog)Education is indeed vital for a nation: however, education starts at home with good-quality parenting from a child's birth. 'Home is the best school' goes the old maxim.
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Move on to rate parents: Where does the nonsense end? - Hernando Today

Move on to rate parents: Where does the nonsense end? - Hernando Today | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Move on to rate parents: Where does the nonsense end?Hernando TodayHer Parental Involvement and Accountability in the Public Schools bill (HB 543) would allow teachers to rate parents on how engaged they are in their children's education.
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Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop: MedlinePlus

Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop: MedlinePlus | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop (RT @InteriorFitness: RT @medlineplus: Supportive, nuturing moms help their child's brain develop http://t.co/dS1dqv3J attachment...

"Preschool children whose moms are loving and nurturing have a larger hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in learning, memory and stress response, when they reach school age, a new study finds.

"It is to our knowledge the first study that links early maternal nurturance to the structural development of a key brain region," said study author Dr. Joan Luby, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "It provides very powerful evidence of the importance of early nurturing for healthy brain development and has tremendous public health implications."

"Mothers who offered reassurance and support that helped their child regulate their emotions and control their impulses were rated as being nurturing. Mothers who either ignored the child or harshly scolded the child were rated otherwise." 

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Bucket List For Parents: 'Before They Leave Me' Lists

Bucket List For Parents: 'Before They Leave Me' Lists | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

1 ... 2 ... (RT @HuffPostTravel: What's on your travel #BucketList with your kids?

"These women got us thinking -- what would be on our list of things to do before our children aren't children anymore? (Because as anyone who's watched "Peter Pan" knows, "I won't grow up" just isn't an option.) The ideas below come from members of The Huffington Post newsroom, staffers who are knee-deep in parenting as well as those who are just dipping their toes in, thinking about having kids, one day." 

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Bowlby Attachment Theory

Bowlby Attachment Theory | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

John Bowlby (1907 - 1990) was a psychoanalyst (like Freud) and believed that mental health and behavioural problems could be attributed to early childhood. Read more: http://www.simplypsychology.org/bowlby.html

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Mindfulness, Children and Parenting: An Interview with Amy ...

Mindfulness, Children and Parenting: An Interview with Amy ... | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
And most importantly for parents they experienced increased parenting self-efficacy; this means they felt they were more effective parents. Elisha: What is an example you have that can show us how mindfulness has helped a ...
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Shift Your Parenting Mindset this New Year's | Psychology Today

Shift Your Parenting Mindset this New Year's | Psychology Today | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Two beliefs that reap big rewards for your kids By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D....
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Mastering the art of French parenting

Mastering the art of French parenting | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
After The Tiger Mom, maintenant, voici la mere Napoleon. French parenting, according to an American writer who witnessed the effects at first hand, produces toddlers who don't throw food around and turn dining out into ...
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The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today

The Fallacy of Good Grades | Psychology Today | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

Why tests don't measure your child's most important strengths By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.... (RT @DrPriceMitchell: 21st century skills require critical thinking. Tests don't measure this! Read more: http://mpricemitchell.visibli.com/share/m7XGw4

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French Parents: Vive La Difference?

French Parents: Vive La Difference? | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Though they love their kids passionately like everyone else, the French generally don't subvert their identities to the lives of their children. (Do the French know how to parent better than Americans?
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Back to basics: ABCs of positive parenting

Back to basics: ABCs of positive parenting | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Tri-State Defender web site (Back to basics: ABCs of positive parenting: Because babies have not yet acquired the skills needed to cope with ...)...
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Family-School Partnerships for the 21st Century | Psychology Today

Family-School Partnerships for the 21st Century | Psychology Today | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

Grassroots learning contributes to school success By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.... 

"Instead of a closed, self-sufficient system, schools must see themselves as open systems that engage in learning at the boundaries between families and communities. Peter Senge (2000) said it well, "If I had one wish for all our institutions, and the institution called school in particular, it is that we dedicate ourselves to allowing them to be what they would naturally become, which is human communities, not machines. Living beings who continually ask the questions: Why am I here? What is going on in my world? How might I and we best contribute?" 

"Research shows that parents and teachers build partnerships that help children succeed when they:
1) Engage in meaningful dialogue,
2) Show mutual respect,
3) Actively listen,
4) Collaborate,
5) Empathize,
6) Open themselves to learning, and
7) Involve the student.

In other words, today's partnerships must embrace students as responsible collaborators in their own learning." 

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25 things i want my daughter to know

25 things i want my daughter to know | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

"I love my kids so much. There isn’t one thing in this world I will not do for them. I will kiss their boo boo’s and wipe their tears. I will help them get dressed, teach them to do their chores, and feed them healthy foods. Lay with them at night, read to them, and sing silly songs. I will protect them and fight for them and give up my life for them. As they grow, I know it will only get harder to keep them inside my cozy little rainbow-filled bubble of happiness. Since Ella started kindergarten this year and I can already feel her slipping outside my bubble, I’ve devised a list of things I want her to know as she begins her journey to independence:"

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Parenting the French Way: Is It Better? - ABC News (blog)

Parenting the French Way: Is It Better? - ABC News (blog) | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
ABC News (blog)Parenting the French Way: Is It Better?ABC News (blog)We covet their food, their wine and their confounding ability to stay slim while consuming both … but should we be admiring the French for their parenting skills, as well?
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Baby Girls Make Dads More Interested in Equality

Baby Girls Make Dads More Interested in Equality | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
There's a trend among fathers documented by sociologists Emily Shafer and Neil Malhotra. Their article measured the effect of a new baby's sex on a parent's gender ideology.
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How a Willful Child Can Become a Game Changing Leader (Hint: Have Fun Saying “No.”)

How a Willful Child Can Become a Game Changing Leader (Hint: Have Fun Saying “No.”) | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

Be playful, and don’t be afraid to say “No.” #parenting http://t.co/y5vNsAci #education #toddlers #ece #school reform...

"“Embrace your child’s tenacity. Empower them to channel their determination by providing a safe framework for making choices.
 

“My parents did a wonderful job of balancing the necessity of structure while supporting my autonomy. Rather than constraining my resolute tendencies,” she rolled her eyes and smiled, “they intentionally facilitated the direction of my belly-full-of-fire toward meaningful pursuits. They absolutely contributed to this journey of launching the Academy for Global Citizenship.” 

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My Parents Aren't Cool! | Psychology Today

My Parents Aren't Cool! | Psychology Today | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

I am delighted that our kids do not think we are cool. By Steve Baskin..."My parents are not cool. They are interesting, but not cool. They do not want to be cool in the eyes of teens. They want to be parents." 

Read more: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/smores-and-more/201201/my-parents-arent-cool

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Will Helicopter Parenting ‘Land Your Kids In Therapy?’

Will Helicopter Parenting ‘Land Your Kids In Therapy?’ | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Author, mother and therapist-in-training Lori Gottlieb says that parents' well-intentioned efforts to make kids happy may be "dooming them to unhappy adulthoods." (RT @SocialCatalysts: • Will #HelicopterParenting √ Land Your Kids In...
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Raising Children in the 21st Century - Four Doctors Theories that Formed Modern Parenting Roles: Parenting Articles

Raising Children in the 21st Century - Four Doctors Theories that Formed Modern Parenting Roles: Parenting Articles | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

When it comes to successful parenting, there is no shortage of theories from parents and professionals. For most, when life begins we are sheltered by our Parents. Later, we become independent. Then we find ourselves providing shelter to Children.
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Positive Reinforcements: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Positive Reinforcements: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so you're kids will really listen (9 Things You Should NOT say to Your Kids http://t.co/BIkpKXB3
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The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
New research shows why coaches, teachers, parents, and other role models should consider modeling how to look on the bright side: it provides both emotional and physical benefits.
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25 Ways to Just Be with your children

25 Ways to Just Be with your children | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it

It's not easy being a parent. No matter if you work outside the home, inside the home. No matter if you have one, two, three or fifteen children. No matter if you have a small house in a big city o...Read more: http://awesomelyawake.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/25-ways-to-just-be-with-your-children/

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Free-Range Parenting Can Make Your Toddler Smarter

Free-Range Parenting Can Make Your Toddler Smarter | Parenting Memos | Scoop.it
I had one of those toddlers who hates putting on a coat. Actually, I think they all come that way. I remember reading in one of my child-rearing books...
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