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No Wimpy Parenting goes to the beach!

It’s that time of year! Facebook and Instagram are overloaded with pics of adorable tan children frolicking in the surf or digging in the sand. Vacations are supposed to be a wonderful respite from “real life,” but are often surprisingly … Continue reading

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The “Softer side” of No Wimpy Parenting

This is the year I’m writing the No Wimpy Parenting book, and so I’m going to write more regular blogs again. Promise! If you have been a fan of No Wimpy Parenting for a while, you know we are usually … Continue reading

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Is There a Difference Between Teasing and Bullying?

When you hear the word “bully,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? A scene from The Karate Kid where Johnny and his merciless gang of Cobra Kai’s pummel the vulnerable “new kid,” Daniel?  Or do you think … Continue reading

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Is Instagram Safe for Your Kids?

The answer is “NO.”  Thanks for asking.  End of article. What?  You want actual facts, proof, and detailed testing.  (Sigh.)  Okay, you talked us into it 😉 For those not in the know, Instagram is primarily a mobile phone application … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Overweight? Is It Your Fault?

Because health and weight issues can cause physical, social, and psychological problems, it’s important to educate parents and make them aware of our country’s overweight childhood epidemic.  The number of obese kids and teens in the United States has continued … Continue reading

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Banish Bedtime Battles!

For many parents, when we think of the “dream” bedtime routine, we imagine tucking in our smiling children each night, kissing them on the cheek, and tiptoeing out of the room as they begin to softly snore. Well, for many … Continue reading

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Are you BFF’s with your teen?

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.0”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); The boundaries between parent and child have faded for some families.  Some parents want … Continue reading

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