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A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness
2 May 2019 at 8:56pm
What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,? a researcher says.
Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids
8 Apr 2019 at 8:40pm
Reasons for the increase, researchers said, probably include greater recognition of the problem by parents, schools and doctors and perhaps that k...
Most Parents Want Age Limits on Football Tackling
1 Apr 2019 at 9:46pm
The rate of concussion in youth sports remains fairly low; but research suggests that because so many U.S. kids play sports, it translates to as ma...
For Toddlers, Books Still Better Than Tablets
25 Mar 2019 at 9:29pm
Parents and toddlers talked more when reading print books, and were more apt to work together to perform tasks like holding the book and turning pa...
Raising Children in an Increasingly Electronic World
22 Mar 2019 at 9:00pm
Researchers suggest guidelines for how and when parents should use electronic devices when their small children are competing for their time.
Many Parents Think Their Vaping Won?t Harm Kids
11 Mar 2019 at 2:15pm
The World Health Organization says e-cigarettes should not be used indoors.
New Parents Can Expect to Lose Sleep for 6 Years
5 Mar 2019 at 8:15pm
Researchers said they were surprised to see that parents? sleep duration and sleep satisfaction were still decreased six years after a child?s birth.
Single Moms Often Put Kids' Health Care First
26 Feb 2019 at 6:15pm
The investigators found that both actual income losses and expectations of lost income affected health care spending decisions of single mothers di...

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Parent/Parenting: (from WikiPedia)
Parenting is the process of raising and educating a child from birth, or before, until adulthood.

In the case of humans, it is usually done by the biological parents of the child in question, although governments and society take a role as well. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised by foster care, or be placed in an orphanage.

The goals of human parenting are debated. Usually, parental figures provide for a child's physical needs, protect them from harm, and impart in them skills and cultural values until they reach legal adulthood, usually after adolescence. Among non-human species, parenting is usually less lengthy and complicated, though mammals tend to nurture their young extensively. The degree of attention parents invest in their offspring is largely inversely proportional to the number of offspring the average adult in the species produces.

It is an instructional approach to upbringing. Parents explain to their children how to behave, assuming that they taught the rules of behavior as they did the rules of traffic. What you try to teach a child doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll get through to them. For example, a teenager was told "a thousand times" that stealing was wrong yet the teen continued to do so. The problem of parenting, in this case, is not that they tried to teach him/her the right thing, but that they considered parenting as a single, narrow minded method of parenting, without fulfilling the range of parental duties.

Parenting typically utilizes tools of reward and punishment method, but most child development experts now agree that corporal punishment is not an effective behavior modification tool. In some jurisdictions corporal punishment (e.g., spanking or whipping) has been prohibited by law. Many parents have adopted non-physical approaches to child discipline, for example time-out. The other "civilized" forms of discipline behavioral control, structure, accountability, Parental supervision, etc.

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