Parent Research 101: Cause and Effect

Parent Research 101: Cause and Effect

It's back-to-school season, which means we're all reading about how playground equipment might kill us, or why kids should never be allowed to go to school when sick, or why they should always attend school while sick, or why kindergarten is making them stupid. 

This is a great time to think about cause and effect. 

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How not to prepare your child for a new sibling

How not to prepare your child for a new sibling

There's a bowl at my place on the kitchen island. There's cereal in that bowl. That's my cereal in that bowl. That was the last of my cereal in that bowl? Where's my milk? 

My three-year old's list of reasons to move to Australia has been growing since Mother's Day, when my husband's teenage brother came to live with us for three months.

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Your attitude about spanking is tied to your religion

Your attitude about spanking is tied to your religion

The split between spanking detractors and spanking advocates is of biblical proportions. On the one side, there are pediatricians and child psychologists, who warn patients of the physical and mental health dangers for spanked children.On the other side, there are parents interpreting Proverbs literally and refusing to "spare the rod" else they "spoil the child."

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