Articles of Interest for Moms, Dads, & Families

by Liz Jones | May 15, 2018 5:32 pm


As a parent, I come across a lot of content that is important, relevant, and shareworthy to moms, dads, and families. Check out these excerpts to articles you may find interesting…


Parenting: The endless battle over kids and screen time[1]
By Karen D’Souza, Bay Area News Group

…Kids under nine spend about two hours a day in front of computer, phone or television screens, an amount that has held steady in recent years, according to Common Sense Media…more[2]


The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard[3]
By Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times

College-educated women, in particular, underestimate the demands of parenthood and the difficulties of combining working and parenting, new research shows…more[4]


Do Mothers’ Parenting Attitudes & Behaviors Change with Their First- and Second-Born?[5]
by Science Daily

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors with their two children differ…more[6]


Am I Invisible? One Mom’s Pain-Relieving Response To Being Excluded[7]
by Rachel Macy Stafford, ScaryMommy.com

My fifth-grade daughter started a new extracurricular activity a few weeks ago. We’re still learning the ropes and aren’t quite sure how things run. On the first day, we walked up to two women who were waiting with their children for the activity to start. I politely asked them a question about protocol and explained we were new.

I was met with annoyed facial expressions and curt answers…more[8]


‘The worst model of parenting imaginable:’ Phones keep us physically present, emotionally removed[9]
by Heidi Stevens, Contact Reporter, Balancing Act, Chicago Tribune

Erika Christakis has written a beautiful, troubling essay for The Atlantic that I hope every parent reads.

“The Dangers of Distracted Parenting” sounds an alarm about the gradual decrease in the quality, if not the quantity, of the time we spend with our children, thanks to our godforsaken phones…more[10]


The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard, and How Parents Can Learn to Back Off[11]
by Allison Aubrey, WNCW

…A group of parents is trying to shift the culture to balance the focus on achievement with an emphasis on well-being. Part of the equation is freeing up kids to find their own motivation and life path…more[12]


Fathers’ Early Parenting Quality Affected by Mothers[13]
by Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State University

How a new mother reacts to her partner’s early interactions with their baby may affect his parenting quality later on, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that fathers did not perform as well as a parent to their 9-month-old child if the dads felt their partner was critical of their parenting skills…more[14]


What Kind of Parent Are You: Carpenter or Gardener?[15]
by Goats and Soda, Stories of Life in a Changing World, NPR

The “carpenter” parent thinks that a child can be molded, writes Alison Gopnik. The “gardener,” on the other hand, is less concerned about who the child will become and instead provides a protected space to explore…more[16]


In Rare Case, Fired Coach Receives $50,000 Settlement from Parents In Defamation Lawsuit[17]
by Bob Cook, Contributor, Forbes.com

It’s hardly news these days when parents launch a campaign to have a school coach fired, even (or especially) one who has a long, successful record…more[18]


Should Poor Parenting Cost?[19]
by Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Are we reaching the point where we should consider holding adult caregivers responsible for the actions of their offspring…more[20]


The Power of Parenting: Is Free-Range Parenting the New Trend?[21]
by ABC 6 News

It’s a topic that is sparking conversations across the country. Utah’s new free-range parenting law, which gives children more freedom to be independent, is a familiar old-school parenting concept…more[22]


Abusive Parenting Styles Can Be Inherited. Here Are 5 Ways to Break the Cycle.[23]
by Sarah Szczypinski, The Washington Post

We don’t really talk much about corporal punishment, but it wasn’t so long ago that it was an acceptable way to discipline children. Although public opinion may have hushed the conversation, in practice, physical discipline is not uncommon…more[24]


New Kentucky Law Pushes for Equal Parenting Time After Divorce[25]
by Alexis Rogers, WLWT5

Kentucky will be the first state to establish joint custody or equally shared parenting time as the legal starting point in every divorce case…more[26]


Exhausted From Parenting With Little Help From Spouse[27]
by Dear Abby, Philly.com

Dear Abby, I am a working mother of three who may be battling postpartum depression. I feel like I am parenting alone…more[28]


Top 10 Baby Names of 2017[29]

As parents, our children’s names have special meaning. Whether our dear son or daughter’s name was inspired by a special friend or relative, the latest popular movie, or handed down by tradition, we’re always curious how unique their moniker is…more[30]


How to Avoid ‘Sharenting’ and Other Paparazzi Parenting Habits[31]
by Amy Iverson, Deseret News

…after having a child of their own, three-fourths of new parents jump right on the parental social media bandwagon. If you have become a member of this group, there are some rules to follow for posting responsibly…more[32]


RIE Parenting: An Alternative Way to Raise Kids That’s About ‘Perceiving a Child as a Person’[33]
by Arti Patel, National Online Journalist, Smart Living Global News

…a philosophy first introduced by RIE founder Magda Gerber in the U.S. in the ’70s, Huffpost reports, it focuses on becoming observant of your child’s behaviour and essentially giving them respect to be themselves…more[34]


Parenting Myths and Facts[35]
by Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR Reporter, Weekend Edition Sunday

What can other cultures tell us about raising kids? Non-Western societies have a lot to teach us, from reducing the stress of parenting to raising more independent kids…more[36]


Parents of Twins More Likely to Have Anxiety or Depression[37]
by Zawn Villines, GoodTherapy.org Correspondent

The Journal of Psychiatric Practice has published new research on mental health in parents of multiples (twins, triplets, etc.). Parents of multiples reported higher rates of depression and anxiety than other parents…more[38]


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Endnotes:
  1. Parenting: The endless battle over kids and screen time: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/07/parenting-the-endless-battle-over-kids-and-screen-time/
  2. more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/07/parenting-the-endless-battle-over-kids-and-screen-time/
  3. The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/upshot/motherhood-rising-costs-surprise.html
  4. more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/upshot/motherhood-rising-costs-surprise.html
  5. Do Mothers’ Parenting Attitudes & Behaviors Change with Their First- and Second-Born?: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180808075408.htm
  6. more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180808075408.htm
  7. Am I Invisible? One Mom’s Pain-Relieving Response To Being Excluded: https://www.scarymommy.com/response-feeling-excluded-invisible/
  8. more: https://www.scarymommy.com/response-feeling-excluded-invisible/
  9. ‘The worst model of parenting imaginable:’ Phones keep us physically present, emotionally removed: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-thursday-distracted-parenting-phones-0621-story.html
  10. more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-thursday-distracted-parenting-phones-0621-story.html
  11. The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard, and How Parents Can Learn to Back Off: http://wncw.org/post/back-how-get-out-high-pressure-parenting-trap
  12. more: http://wncw.org/post/back-how-get-out-high-pressure-parenting-trap
  13. Fathers’ Early Parenting Quality Affected by Mothers: https://news.osu.edu/news/2018/06/11/father-parenting-quality/
  14. more: https://news.osu.edu/news/2018/06/11/father-parenting-quality/
  15. What Kind of Parent Are You: Carpenter or Gardener?: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/28/614386847/what-kind-of-parent-are-you-carpenter-or-gardener
  16. more: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/28/614386847/what-kind-of-parent-are-you-carpenter-or-gardener
  17. In Rare Case, Fired Coach Receives $50,000 Settlement from Parents In Defamation Lawsuit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobcook/2018/05/28/in-rare-case-fired-coach-receives-50000-settlement-from-parents-in-defamation-lawsuit/#6b2a31af523e
  18. more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobcook/2018/05/28/in-rare-case-fired-coach-receives-50000-settlement-from-parents-in-defamation-lawsuit/#6b2a31af523e
  19. Should Poor Parenting Cost?: http://www.timesenterprise.com/opinion/columns/should-poor-parenting-cost/article_078975e5-bb4a-5155-83ec-4fd69b6159c4.html
  20. more: http://www.timesenterprise.com/opinion/columns/should-poor-parenting-cost/article_078975e5-bb4a-5155-83ec-4fd69b6159c4.html
  21. The Power of Parenting: Is Free-Range Parenting the New Trend?: https://www.kaaltv.com/news/olmsted-county-minnesota-free-range-parenting-utah-law/4916824/
  22. more: https://www.kaaltv.com/news/olmsted-county-minnesota-free-range-parenting-utah-law/4916824/
  23. Abusive Parenting Styles Can Be Inherited. Here Are 5 Ways to Break the Cycle.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/05/04/abusive-parenting-styles-can-be-inherited-heres-are-5-ways-to-break-the-cycle/?utm_term=.4324a2248f90
  24. more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/05/04/abusive-parenting-styles-can-be-inherited-heres-are-5-ways-to-break-the-cycle/?utm_term=.4324a2248f90
  25. New Kentucky Law Pushes for Equal Parenting Time After Divorce: http://www.wlwt.com/article/new-kentucky-law-pushes-for-equal-parenting-time-after-divorce/20705005
  26. more: http://www.wlwt.com/article/new-kentucky-law-pushes-for-equal-parenting-time-after-divorce/20705005
  27. Exhausted From Parenting With Little Help From Spouse: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20180517_Exhausted_from_parenting_with_little_help_from_spouse.html
  28. more: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20180517_Exhausted_from_parenting_with_little_help_from_spouse.html
  29. Top 10 Baby Names of 2017: http://dullesmoms.com/top-10-baby-names-2017/
  30. more: http://dullesmoms.com/top-10-baby-names-2017/
  31. How to Avoid ‘Sharenting’ and Other Paparazzi Parenting Habits: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900018615/how-to-avoid-sharenting-and-other-paparazzi-parenting-habits.html
  32. more: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900018615/how-to-avoid-sharenting-and-other-paparazzi-parenting-habits.html
  33. RIE Parenting: An Alternative Way to Raise Kids That’s About ‘Perceiving a Child as a Person’: https://globalnews.ca/news/4206995/what-is-rie-parenting/
  34. more: https://globalnews.ca/news/4206995/what-is-rie-parenting/
  35. Parenting Myths and Facts: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/13/610777733/parenting-myths-and-facts
  36. more: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/13/610777733/parenting-myths-and-facts
  37. Parents of Twins More Likely to Have Anxiety or Depression: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/parents-twins-more-likely-have-anxiety-or-depression-0514181
  38. more: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/parents-twins-more-likely-have-anxiety-or-depression-0514181

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