Discussions by Topic

The discussions on this page have been submitted by parenting educators across the country. If you would like to submit a topic for discussion, please click this link https://npen.org/about-npen/contact-us/ and submit your topic.

Parenting Concern

I would appreciate any input based on professional experience with the following parent concern: The concern of the parent is that her 10 year old male son witnessed the mother and father having “marital relations”.  They forgot to lock the door.  The family is Latino-English is not […]

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The Aftermath

Hello, subscribers and allies in the work.  I hope I am not rushing this, and allowing enough respectful time to pass.  Not that we will ever forget. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have posted comments, suggestions, recommendations and helpful guidelines following the tragedy in Newtown. […]

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Parenting Programs

I know that some in this group won’t agree with me, but I encourage all to engage in a dialogue on this topic if you have an opinion.  I’m also open to intellectual discussion that can take a position to help me see a valid differing point […]

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Scared Straight

Hi All, This message just came to me from a Youth Partnership group that I belong to.  I am very concerned about the “Scared Straight” paradigm, and to my knowledge there is no evidence that this kind of traumatic experience makes long term positive change in behavior.  […]

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Resources for Grief

Hello friends, Do you have any helpful suggestions and/or books to recommend for a mom with a 4 year old who suddenly lost her husband in an accident?  The mom needs to know how to talk to her young daughter about this and what she can do to help […]

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Pediatrics Posted Hibbard

~Dear All, This took a while. ‘Good things come to those who wait’ – that phrase is from a whiskey ad, actually – and i’d rather think that good things come to those who work. We worked hard to get this letter written, submitted and now accepted. […]

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Social Media as a Good Thing

Dear NPEN-ers, Did any of you see this Kansas City Star article http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/21/3771491/parents-see-benefits-to-kids-in.html With the headline: Parents Overwhelmingly See Social Media as a Good Thing ? I saw it because my son who is a Tweeting maniac sent me this link, a blog post commenting on the […]

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Parenting Press

Sometimes parents unintentionally promote kids  conflicts. This Qwik Sheet lists what to avoid and then offers specific examples of how to increase cooperation. Parenting Press is delighted to send you this month’s Qwik Sheet: “10 Ways Parents Encourage Kids  Quarrels.” It usually retails for $2.95 per copy. […]

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A Note to Educators

Dear NPENers, Please feel free to share this with colleagues and/or excerpt it, with credit, of course, in newsletters, especially those for parents in your circle. I bolded a couple of key bits. Parent involvement in schools – and evaluation of schools on how and how well […]

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Magazines for Parents

Hello colleagues – I provide “lunch and learn” seminars at a big insurance company here in Hartford, CT. I have been asked by their Wellness Center for suggestions about magazines for parents. They already have a subscription to “Parenting.” Any other magazines you would suggest that are […]

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