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Children And Social Media Websites - What Parents Should Know
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For the new generation of children social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are among the most common activities and, in fact, a way of life. About 30 percent of kids aged between 8 and 12 years have managed to create accounts on s

Her Inner Beauty - How to Be a Father to Your Daughter
Her Inner Beautyby David B. Van Heemst
Based on the latest research and his personal experience as the father of five daughters, author David B. Van Heemst details what a father must do in order to give his daughter strong foundations in Christ.

Blogging Helps New Moms Handle Parental Stress
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One of the most effective ways to relieve stress associated with being a new mom is to read or write blogs, claims a new family study by U.S. researchers.

Parenthood Makes People Happier
by Margarita Nahapetyan
People who have children experience greater happiness and feel they derive more meaning from life than those without kids, claim psychologists from the University of California, Riverside, the University of British Columbia and Stanford University.

Childhood Maltreatment Affects Adult Romantic Relationships
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to a new research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) scientists, childhood emotional abuse can negatively affect a person's romantic relationships later in life.

Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship
Part 1by Linda Schierse Leonard
Every week wounded women come into my office suffering from a poor self-image, from the inability to form lasting relationships, or from a lack of confidence in their ability to work and function in the world.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Part 1by Phyllis Haddox, Siegfried Engelmann
The sophisticated reading that adults do is analogous to playing a concerto on the piano. The ultimate goal of reading instruction is to prepare children for the concerto of reading-reading complicated material silently, at a reasonably fast rate, and und

The Really Useful Grandparents' Book
Part 1by Tony Lacey, Eleo Gordon
If you're reading this book, you've perhaps already spent hours cutting and sticking bits of paper together: you've sat through desperate cartoons in dingy cine mas; you've persuaded yourself that it's fun being at the swimming pool on a Saturday

The Parenthood Decision: Discovering Whether You Are Ready and Willing To Become a Parent
Part 1by Beverly Engel
Why You May Need Help Making the Parenthood Decision IN SPITE of the fact that the idea of parenthood is becoming increasingly enticing to many people and more and more are contemplating taking the big step, parenthood also poses some serious concerns

The Little Boy Book; A Guide to the First Eight Years
Part 1by Sheila Moore
What Little Boys Are Made Of In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain's novel of American boyhood, Huck and his friend Jim hide away on an island in the Mississippi River. Boredom sets in after several weeks and, in Huck's words, "I said it was getting slow

Babysitter Your Growing Child: From Babyhood Through Adolescence
by Penelope Leach, Ph.D.
A baby or young child must have someone available to care for him at any moment in every twenty-four hours, and that is a commitment which no single person (no, not even his mother) should be expected to fulfill for long. If you happen to live within a la

Developing Talent in Young People
Part 1by Dr. Benjamin Bloom
The Nature of the Study and Why It Was Done Over the past four years a team of research workers under my direction at the University of Chicago has been engaged in a study of the development of talent in children. We have examined the processes by which

How to Trace Your Family Tree
Part 1by American Genealogy Institute
William A. Roskey There is a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors which elevates the character and improves the heart Next to the sense of religious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know what should bear with stronger obligation on a liberal

Are Those Twos Really So Terrible?
Are Those Twos Really So Terrible? Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender
by Louise Bates Ames
Your Two-year-old! Different in many ways from any other living human being! And yet, because the individual boy or girl does develop to a large extent in a patterned, predictable way, there are many respects in which he or she will resemble every other

FDA May Forbid Teens From Using Tanning Beds
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering to put stricter limits over tanning salons and wants to ban anyone younger than 18 years of age from using a tanning bed, an advisory panel announced last week.

Children And Electronic Entertainment Media
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The amount of time school age children spend with electronic entertainment media, such as iPods, mobile phones, digital audio players, TVs and computer games, has risen dramatically in recent years, a new report concludes.

Modern Parents Use Video Game Content Ratings
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to a recent survey conducted by The Harrison Group and funded by video game publisher Activision Blizzard, the majority of parents in the United States know what their children are playing and also use video game content ratings

Parenthood Linked To Lower Blood Pressure
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Having children can be stressful, but it is also good for your health. A new Brigham Young University study came to the conclusion that being a parent is associated with lower blood pressure, particularly so among women.

The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards
Part 1by Wendy Shalit
The journey we're about to go on is a tale of paradox and unintended consequences. It is about how we can be sexually liberated and at the same time emotionally stifled - connected with a touch of a computer mouse to anyone on the globe, and yet often

A Tribe Apart; A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence
Part 1by Patricia Hersch
The figure of his mom in the doorway of their townhouse fades in the rearview mirror as seventeen-year-old Jonathan Tompkins pulls out of the parking lot in his Volkswagen Rabbit. He tries to erase from his mind the image of the worry in her eyes as she h

Encouraging Imagination
Encouraging Imagination The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections
by Amanda Blake Soule
Living a creative life is all about using our imagination. Like so many other things, imagination is hardly something we need to 'give' our children, for it is simply a part of who they are. However, we do need not only to support and encourage the growth

Older Sister
Older Sister You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
by Deborah Tannen
Another way that older sisters sometimes chafe at expectations placed on them sheds light on how the hierarchy of age interacts with dynamics of connection. Women often talk about problems as a way of connecting, yet younger sisters often ask older ones f

Talking To Children Is Better Than Reading To Them
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Parents who want their children to develop language and speech skills, are advised not just to talk to them, but also to listen to what the kids have to say, UCLA researchers have found.

Americans Spend Less Time With Families
by Margarita Nahapetyan
The findings of a new study by the University of Southern California indicate that whether it is around the dinner table or in front of the television, but members of U.S. families are spending less time with each other.

Risks Of The Internet For Teenage Girls
by Margarita Nahapetyan
New findings from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggest that parents must carefully monitor their teenage daughters' lives on the Internet. According to the study published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics

Twitter And Facebook Make Us Immoral?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook can have a negative influence on people's moral values and can make them indifferent to human suffering, according to a new report by the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern

Bilingual Babies Have Learning Advantages
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Babies who are being exposed to more than one language in the family, actually gain early learning advantages long before they start to pronounce their first words, says a team of Italian scientists.

Girls Bring Happiness And Optimism To Family
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the findings by psychologists at De Montfort University and the University of Ulster, individuals who grow up with a sister, are happier, more optimistic and better balanced in their future life. As to brothers - researchers said that they

Adolescents - The Importance Of Dining At Home
by Margarita Nahapetyan
When adolescents eat dinner with family on a regular basis, they develop better and healthier eating habits later in life, reports a new study. The experts from the University of Minnesota claim that when kids dine at home, they consume more veggies, food

Can A Child's Behavior Ruin A Marriage?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For many years, scientists have investigated how parental conflicts and relationship problems, in general, can influence a child's well-being. Much less attention has been paid to the opposite question