Sunday, January 1, 2017


This site is set out in categories with chapters (in alphabetical order) under each chapter. Supplemental material is posted in the way of videos and articles. Most of the supplemental material is linked from the individual chapters. Please let me know by making a comment if any of the supplemental materials are no longer available.

Section 1: Beginnings
Who I Am?
Critical Thinking: How can I tell the difference between good research and garbage?
Safety First
Section 1: BEGINNINGS: Overview
Chapter 1: Adoption
Chapter 2: Association vs Isolation
Chapter 3: Boundaries and Expectations
Chapter 3: Boundaries and Expections: Curfews
Chapter 4: Brain Development
Chapter 5: Child Care
Chapter 6: Consistency in Parenting
Chapter 7: Creativity and Parenting
Chapter 8: Parenting and Culture
Chapter 9: Curiosity and Exploration
Chapter 10: Depression and Parenting
Chapter 11: Early Years - Child Development
Chapter 12: Family Councils/Meetings
Chapter 13: Fatherhood 
Chapter  14:  Friendship
Chapter 15: The Importance of: Fun and Play
Chapter 16: Gardens/Plants, and Children
Chapter 17: Happiness and Joy (Children and Family)
Chapter 18: Health: Prenatal, Child, Family
Chapter 19: Holidays and Traditions: A Pile of Junk do not Great Memories Make
Chapter 20: Hugs and other good touch
Chapter 21: Meal Time
Chapter 22: Medical
Chapter 23: Mental Health: Prenatal, Child, Family
Chapter 24: Motherhood
Chapter 25: Names, What’s in a Name
Chapter 26: Natural Learning Environments
Chapter 27: Nutrition: Prnatal, Child, Family
Chapter 28: Parental Education
Chapter 29: Parents - Marriage
Chapter 30: Parents Agree, When Parent’s Agree
Chapter 30b: Grandparents
Chapter 31: Pets
Chapter 32: The Power of “Yes”
Chapter 33: Quality vs. Quantity
Chapter 34: Reading
Chapter 35: Religion
Chapter 36: Resources
Chapter 37: Sleep: During pregnancy, For Child, For Family
Chapter 38: Spanking
Chapter 39: Speech
Chapter 40: Stability: Prenatal, Child, Family
Chapter 42: Support
Chapter 43: Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol
Chapter 44: Typical Development
Section 2: TEACHING/EDUCATION A few of the things you need to teach your children: Overview.
Chapter 1: Academic
Chapter 2: Accountability
Chapter 3: Art and Music
Chapter 4: Cars
Chapter 5: Children as Reflection
Chapter 6: The Classics
Chapter 7: Citizenship
Chapter 8: Common Courtesy
Chapter 9: Communication/Speech
Chapter 10: Dating
Chapter 11: Empowerment
Chapter 12: Forgiveness
Chapter 13: Funny Now? Is it Funny Now? Will it be Funny When?
Chapter 14: Goals, Setting and Achieving
Chapter 15: Good Touch/Bad Touch
Chapter 16: Honesty
Chapter 17: Internet
Chapter 18: Jewelry
Chapter 19: Leadership
Chapter 20: Love/Relationships
Chapter 21: Makeup
Chapter 22: Reading
Chapter 23: Religion
Chapter 24: Respect/Reverence
Chapter 25: Self-Efficacy (Is Self-Esteem Overrated?)
Chapter 26: Self-Respect (Not Self-Indulgence)
Chapter 27: Service
Chapter 28: Sex and Morality
Chapter 29: Stress Management and Reduction
Chapter 30: Telephones
Chapter 31: Work
Chapter 32: Violence
Section 3: RELATIONSHIPS: Overview
Chapter 1: Apologize
Chapter 2: Carefrontation Sandwich
Chapter 3: Celebrate Success
Chapter 4: Cherish, Value, and Honor
Chapter 5: Communication
Chapter 6: Consistency, Continuity, Dependability
Chapter 7: Evaluate - Feedback
Chapter 8: Fail forward
Chapter 9: Flexibility: Be flexible
Chapter 10: Fun
Chapter 11: Gratitude
Chapter 12: Humor
Chapter 13: Let Go, Forgive
Chapter 14: Love
Chapter 15: Motivate
Chapter 16: Purpose
Chapter 17: Respect/Reverence
Chapter 18: Self-Reliance
Chapter 19: Service
Chapter 20: Stick with it...Persevere. Work
Chapter 21: Take Responsibility, Give Credit
Chapter 22: Time
Chapter 23: Work
Section 4: RESILIENCE: Overview
Chapter 1: Resources and Assets
Chapter 2: Assets vs. Deficits
Chapter 3: Protective Factors vs. Risk Factors
Section 5: BEHAVIOR: Overview
Chapter 1: Behaviorism
Chapter 2: Active Children
Chapter 3: Activity
Chapter 4: Anger
Chapte 5: Biting
Chapter 6: Carefrontation
Chapter 7: Choices (3)
Chapter 8: Consistency
Chapter 9: Corporal Punishment (Spanking)
Chapter 10: Decisions Determine Destiny
Chapter 11: Eating
Chapter 12: Environment
Chapter 13: Eye contact
Chapter 14: Facial expression
Chapter 15: First Comply Then Ask Why
Chapter 16: Focus: What we focus on Increases
Chapter 17: General Concepts
Chapter 18: Health
Chapter 19: Intervention
Chapter 20: Listening, Look like you're listening and really listen.  Listen more than talk.
Chapter 21: Love vs. Fear
Chapter 22: Lying
Chapter 23: Manipulation
Chapter 24: Names: Sometimes the most beautiful, and sometimes the most awful word.
Chapter 25: Natural, Logical Consequences
Chapter 26: Nature Abhors a Vacuum: What does your child REALLY want?
Chapter 27: Nevertheless (A magic parenting word)
Chapter 28: Parent or Friend: much of the time you can be both; but when a choice has to be made, you're job is to be a parent.
Chapter 29: Positioning: allowing escape or containing
Chapter 30: Praise
Chapter 31: Problem solving
Chapter 32: Punishment
Chapter 33: Put Downs and Degradation: 0 tolerance from anyone, even in humor or jest.
Chapter 34: Redirection, Diversion, Distraction
Chapter 35: Relaxed vs aggressive or authoritative
Chapter 36: Reinforcement: Natural Reinforcement and Natural Consequences: Parenting that Lasts
Chapter 37: Responsibility vs blame
Chapter 38: Secondary Gain
Chapter 39: Setting Events
Chapter 40: Setting Limits
Chapter 41: Side or cross dialogue
Chapter 42: Sleep
Chapter 43: Space
Chapter 44: Stance and Positioning
Chapter 45: Stress
Chapter 46: Talking to vs. Talking about Pros and Cons
Chaper 47: Tantrums
Chapter 48: Transitions
Chapter 49: Tone, Cadence, Breath and Speed
Chapter 1: Addictions
Chapter 2: Attachment Disorders
Chapter 3: Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
Chapter 4: Autism/Aspergers Syndrome
Chapter 4a:  What is Autism? Why is it on the rise? What can we do about it?
Chapter 5: Crying: What to do about a crying infant/babyChapter 6: Depression
Chapter 7: Downs Syndrome
Chapter 8: Eating Disorders
Chapter 9: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Chapter 10: Hiding
Chapter 11: Nightmares
Chapter 12: Other syndroms and disorders
Bonus Section: Free Samples, Free Stuff, for Parents, Kids, and Teens. Links to hundreds of freebies for the family on the Internet.

Joint Attention, Parenting and Treatment a free PowerPoint

Monday, July 21, 2014

Understanding and responding to the increase in teen depression | Deseret News National

Understanding and responding to the increase in teen depression | Deseret News National: The World Mental Health Survey, which was supported by WHO, found that half of those who suffered from mental health problems, including depression, first experience symptoms at age 14. In high-income countries, like the United States, fewer than half of adolescents with a mental health problem receive treatment.

The Centers for Disease Control reported that a survey of students in grades 9-12 at schools in the United States revealed “16 percent of students reported seriously considering suicide, 13 percent reported creating a plan, and 8 percent reported trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey.”

In America today, high school and college students are five to eight times as likely to suffer from depressive symptoms as were teenagers 50 or 60 years ago, according to Psychology Today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS: Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a higher risk of sudden death when there are objects in the crib with them, such as pillows and toys.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Parents who Share a Bed with their Baby Dramatically Increase SID Risk

Parents who Share a Bed with their Baby Dramatically Increase SID Risk: Findings revealed that close to 69 percent of the infants from the sample who died were sharing a bed with an adult. Study results also showed that deaths of close to 73.8 percent of younger infants below the age of four mounts were due to bed-sharing.

Researchers said more attention regarding the risks of bed-sharing should be discussed among parents with infants three months or younger. According to Dr. Jeffrey Colvin of the university, parents should be warned about such sleeping areas for babies. If an infant rolls near a parent or objects where he or she is sleeping, the chances of suffocation dramatically increase.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reading aloud to toddlers: how it helps your child's development

Reading aloud to toddlers: how it helps your child's development: Head Start may be too late. The iconic federal preschool program targets low-income kids between 3 and 5, but the brain forms critical language connections in its first thousand days, experts say.
That’s the message the American Academy of Pediatrics sent to doctors who care for low-income children in a recent policy statement. A child who is read aloud to and has a rich language environment enjoys distinct advantages, the report argues, which linger well into the school years.
A 2012 study, cited in the APP report, found that 60 percent of high-income children were read to daily, while only 34 percent of those well below the poverty line were read to.
“Children from low-income homes are much less likely to have a language rich environment,” said Dr. Pamela High, director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. “They hear fewer words and they know fewer words at age 3 than their more advantaged peers.”
Those differences play out in vocabulary and reading ability, said High, the primary author of the APP statement.

said that autism spectrum disorder was now found in 1 in 68 children

said that autism spectrum disorder was now found in 1 in 68 children

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that autism spectrum disorder was now found in 1 in 68 children, based on monitoring that the agency conducts in ten states.

The numbers marked an upward spike in autism prevalence: in 2008, the estimate was that approximately 1 in 88 children in the monitored states had been diagnosed with an ASD. In 2006 the ratio was 1 in 110, and in estimates for 2002 and 2000, it was 1 in 150. 

But are these numbers accurate? 

Developing 'domains' is key to helping a child

Developing 'domains' is key to helping a child: Nurturing, supporting and guiding children within the domains of early childhood development will greatly increase their chances of being ready.

What are the "domains" of early childhood development? How a child grows and learns developmentally in various aspects of their lives such as their language, physical abilities, cognitive skills and social/emotional competency are domains of early childhood development.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Report: Reading to young children benefits brain development

Report: Reading to young children benefits brain development: A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the consequences and opportunities to improve with lead author of the study, Dr. Pamela High of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

New Research Says Cool Kids Don’t Turn into Cool Adults - Health -

New Research Says Cool Kids Don’t Turn into Cool Adults - Health - The study followed 184 13-year-old students of racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds at suburban and urban public schools in the southeastern United States over the course of ten years. The measure of “cool” was acquired after asking young subjects about their social, sexual, and romantic interactions, deviant/rebellious behavior, and their own interpretation of popularity among their peers. They then monitored the subjects’ social and professional relationships through the decade and found that “by 22, those once-cool teens were rated by their peers as being less competent in managing social relationships.”

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Obesity May Be Higher in Children Whose Parents Divorce

Obesity May Be Higher in Children Whose Parents Divorce: Obesity levels may be higher amongst children whose parents are divorced according to a new study published this week in the BMJ Open. The study suggested that children of divorce were 60 percent more likely to be a weight which was considered obese than their peers whose parents are still together.

The research team, led by Anna Biehl, looked at 3166 third graders who participated in the Norwegian Child Growth Study in 2010. They took measurements of height, weight and waist circumference. They then took this data and compared it with the child’s gender group and the marital status of the child’s parents.