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How your parenting style affects your child’s future

A research group led by NISHIMURA Kazuo (Project Professor at the Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation) and YAGI Tadashi (Professor at the Doshisha University Faculty of Economics) have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a [...]

Parenting From The Trenches – Episode 6 – Sarah Cody

This livestream "Parenting From The Trenches" episode originally aired on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The topic is "Work-Life Balance" with special guest Sarah Cody, award-winning journalist and reporter for Fox 61 and the Hartford Courant and host of the "Mommy Minute".

Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups, a new national poll suggests.   Just 34 percent of parents say their teen discussed health concerns privately with a doctor without them in the room, and less than 10 percent say their teens can complete their [...]

The Family Calendar

Keeping tabs on a single individual can be stressful during the best of times. Managing to keep up with the various activities that the average family engages in can be positively grueling. To keep from losing track of what kid has practice on what day, or which kid has a recital during that week and [...]

How to Use Creativity to Support Other Areas of Development

By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I decided to write this article because I’ve heard from people I know who teach Art at secondary school level that it can often be “brushed off” (brushed off, ha!) by parents as “just Art”. So I want to show how creativity supports all others areas of develop and definitely isn’t “just [...]

How to Encourage Self-Esteem in Your Child

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch [...]

3 Tips for Communicating With Kids More Effectively

As children grow older the level of communication they keep with their parents begins to lessen. The average teenager will give a single, monosyllabic reply to most questions when asked. There are various reasons for this, including the always popular excuse that they are teenagers, and this just how things happen. A lot of parents [...]

You can protect your child from obesity by showing them love and support

Many members of the Yellowbrick.me community have expressed interest in learning the science behind parental support. And so we interviewed an expert in this area – Shervin Assari, MD, MPH – who was happy to teach us a little about how being a supportive parent affects child obesity. But what exactly is parental support? “It is [...]

Intrusive parents may lead children to be overly self-critical

Parents may have high expectations of their children’s academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be mindful of their behaviour and not push their children too far, as their actions may lead to unintended consequences. [...]