Jason: We all want to live mindful lives, and we all strive to be mindful parents. But life happens, shoes just randomly come off, and it’s about being comfortable with that and doing the best with what you have in each moment. Especially those moments when you’re sleep-deprived, stressed, and have a to-do list that… (0 comment)

Scotland’s assault on parenting
A few politicians have got together to decide that they know better than parents how to bring up their children. This seems to be a theme. Named persons. Smacking ban. Why should parents trust the Scottish Government when it refuses to trust them? Substantial academic research from around the world shows that, far from being… (0 comment)

Close to Half of All US Consumers Will Own a Smart Speaker After the Holidays (Study)
The smart speaker boom is continuing: Almost half of all consumers will own a smart speaker after the upcoming holiday season, according to a new study by Adobe.  Smart speaker owners also increasingly access an expanded set of voice activities, including online research, shopping and making phone calls. Altogether, 32% of consumers now own a… (0 comment)

Door of Hope program encourages more foster parenting
TAMPA, Fla. — As the shock and grief begin to settle over the tragic death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau, some people are taking action to make a difference in the foster care system. Dozens of them attended a foster parent orientation meeting Sunday hosted by A Door of Hope. That’s the same foster program Jordan’s… (0 comment)

What is a home study in an adoption?
Many couples decide that they want to adopt a child. Adopting a child can certainly be a joyous experience for the family and the child. Sometimes, adoptions can be an international adoption where the child is brought to the United States from another country. In other instances, an adoption can be a domestic one where… (0 comment)

I Tried to Take Over My Wife’s Parenting Duties. I Failed.
When my wife went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for five years, our family’s world changed abruptly. The shift was made even more extreme by both of our boys aged 5 and 7-years-old starting classes at a new school together. Any routines we’d developed, any stability we’d achieved, was suddenly gone. Difficult?… (0 comment)

India: Online parenting platform BabyChakra raises funds from Mark Mobius, others
Online parenting platform BabyChakra has raised an undisclosed amount in its pre-Series-B round from several investors, including Mark Mobius and Facebook director Anand Chandrasekaran. The website offers pregnancy tips and parenting advice, and acts as a forum for parents to interact and exchange information. It currently has two million monthly users with 70% of them… (0 comment)

JPN September 2018: Implementing Parent–Child Relational Problem Screening; Irritability and Parenting Styles in …
Table of Contents Lean Perspectives: A Case for Implementing Parent–Child Relational Problem Screening Bryson C. Okeoma, DNP, RN Irritability and Parenting Styles in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Study Halit Necmi Uçar, MD; and Ayse Pinar Vural, MD A Grounded Theory Investigation Into Sophomore Students’ Recall of Depression During Their Freshman Year in College:… (0 comment)

Elkhart Humane Society waiving feline adoption fees
ELKHART, Ind. — The Humane Society of Elkhart County is waiving adoption fees for cats due to an influx at the shelter. Our reporting partners at The Goshen News tell us the shelter began its promotion in August and hopes to continue until they are no longer over capacity. So far, 50 of the 300… (0 comment)