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What Parents Need to Know About Authoritative Parenting

by Christian Dashiell, It sounds regressive. It may be the single most effective parenting style. Parenting styles are less about how you identify and more about how parents actually interact with and influence the development and outcomes of their kids. Although some parents associate themselves with media propagated terms like free range and tiger parenting, in reality, there are only four parenting styles backed by psychology:ย  Authoritarian parenting, authoritative parenting, permissive parenting, and neglectful parenting. And of those four, only authoritative parenting appears to result in consistently good outcomes for kids. So what is it? What is Authoritative Parenting? One of the parenting styles commonly used in psychology today, authoritative parenting is based on work from the 1960s by...

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What to Keep in Mind When Considering Getting Your Children a Pet

Many people have fond childhood memories with their pets, like playing fetch and going camping or snuggling up while reading. Sometimes, people choose pets because of those positive memories. But, when you have your own family, you'll need to take a few things into consideration when picking a pet. Choosing the Right Kind of Pet While some people jump immediately to thoughts of a dog or cat when considering a pet, these are far from the only options. What's more, they may not be good options for some families. Know why you want a pet. Some families prefer pets that they can cuddle, while others may not be as hands-on. Don't forget other factors. When allergies get in the way,...

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Spring Maintenance Ideas That Make Great Chores

It is only natural to greet the coming of spring with a smile once a long and cold winter finally fades into memory. However, the abundance of sunshine that is present throughout the day will remind you of any work you neglected around your home while avoiding the cold. The beginning of spring is a great time to tackle a number of home maintenance projects. You can also use this opportunity to teach your children a little about hard work and responsibility. Prepping the AC Your air conditioner has more than likely been dormant for a few months once spring rolls around. This means it is time to prepare your air conditioner for the duty it will soon be called...

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