ZemZen: May 4th, 2018

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Four Ways To Balance Parenting And Work This Summer

Trying to balance parenting and work is always difficult, but with warmer weather comes a new set of obstacles for the daily struggle of balancing work and life. Forbes contributor William Arruda shares his tips for overcoming those obstacles and making the most out of your summer.  You can read them here.

 

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Ralph Macchio talks parenting, ‘Karate Kid’ and ‘Cobra Kai’

In this week’s edition of ‘they’re just like us,’ Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio talks parenting and karate with Newsday’s Ian Stark. You can read the article here.

 

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How to keep the peace when one parenting approach doesn’t fit both kids

If you have a couple of kids, we’re sure you’ve run into the situation where one parenting style doesn’t work across the board.  Parenting coach and Washington Post contributor Meghan Leary shares advice on how you can maintain the peace while still parenting effectively. You can read the article here.

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‘Let them know they can topple the king’: How one dad raises bold girls

Actor Mark Duplass shares his experience and strategy for raising two daughters. You can watch the interview here.

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ZemZen: April 27th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman share their toughest parenting moments

In another edition of “they’re just like us!” actors Charlize Theron and Jason Reitman share some of their toughest moments as parents and how they navigated those tricky situations. You can watch the video here.

 

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Tom Tozer and Bill Black, the authors of Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers, explain why it’s important to loosen up a little and goof off with your kids. You can read the article here.

 

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9 Lovely Quotes About Parenting From The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

With Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge, welcoming their third child into the world this week, the Huffington Post compiled a list of some of their public statements about parenting. You can read them here.

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5 easy parenting hacks: No-spill cups, quick snacks, DIY activity sets & more

In partnership with BuzzFeed, the Today show is launching a web series focused on parenting!  Check out their first listicle and learn more about the partnership here.

ZemZen: April 20th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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Invisible discipline: How do you know if a parenting strategy works?

Like most parents, it’s natural to second guess if you’re doing the right thing. Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis shares with the Washington Post an excerpt from her new book The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever — And What to Do About It that explains how we as parents can understand if our parenting strategy is working. You can read the article here.

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Khloe Kardashian Reveals the Best Parenting Tip She Learned From Late Dad Robert Kardashian

In another edition of “they’re just like us,” Khloe Kardashian opens up about the parenting lessons she learned from her father Rob and her mother Kris in a social media post. You can read the article here.

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Parenting: Is your teen brushing you off?

Tom Tozer and Bill Black, the authors of Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers, share their tips for dealing with teens who just don’t seem to want to spend time with you. You can read the article here.

 

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Pink Gets Real About The ‘Most Humbling’ Part Of Parenting

In a “they’re just like us” twofer this week – singer Pink shares with People Magazine that most humbling part of parenting. You can read more about the interview here.

ZemZen: April 13th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting

Parenting coach Meghan Leahy joined The Washington Post’s Amy Joyce for a live chat with parents where she fielded questions from parents of all ages. You can read the transcript here.

 

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How to raise kind kids in a ‘tough’ world

Developmental psychologist and author of the book How to Raise Kind Kids Thomas Lickona talks with WTOP editor Rachel Nania and shares his tips for raising kind kids in a tough world. You can read the article here.

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A dad, improvising his way into his daughter’s heart

Family attorney and freelance writer Ben Krull shares his story of slow working his way into his daughter’s heart. You can read the story here.

 

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Mom’s Too-Real Comics Capture The Everyday Chaos Of Parenting

HuffPost writer Caroline Bologna interviews Amy Camber – a mother of two who started drawing comics capturing the chaos of parenting shortly after her first child was born. You can read the article here.

ZemZen: April 6th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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Seven things parents of kids with special needs hate, and seven ways to be supportive

Parenting children with special needs can be challenging and can often feel lonely. Rebecca Hastings, an opinion writer for The Washington Post, shares tips for the friends and family of parents of children with special needs and how they can be supportive of their parenting journey. You can read the article here.

 

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on A Quiet Place, Parenting and Their One True Movie Obsession

Another installment to our recurring series “they’re just like us” – in anticipation of their new movie A Quiet Place, stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt talk with Time Magazine’s Eliza Berman and share some of their experiences with parenting. You can read the article here.

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Parenting: Help your kids discover new interests

According to POP Parenting, a one-hour weekly syndicated talk radio show, hosts Jenni Stahlmann and Jody Hagaman, one of the most frequent questions they get is how can parents help their kids discover new interests. In this article, they share their hints for doing just that.

 

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Teen Monitoring Apps Don’t Work and Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds

Do you use apps to help monitor what your kids do online? A new preliminary study suggests that could be doing more harm than good. You can read more about the study here.

ZemZen: March 30th, 2018

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Teens Are ‘Juuling’ At School. Here’s What That Means

What is Juuling, exactly? This article from Time Magazine highlights a new trend among teens and the risks that come with is. You can read the article here.

 

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For parents with younger kids: To march or not?

Last weekend, cities across the country saw crowds of people from all walks of life, and all ages, come together and march in support of March for Our Lives’ weekend of action. But the environment, not to mention the subject matter, leaves some parents questioning if their child is too young to participate. In this Washington Post article, opinion columnist Amy Joyce explores how parents can determine if they should let their younger kids participate in future marches.

 

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Utah Passes Law to Let ‘Free-Range’ Kids Play

Helicopter parents meet ‘free-range’ parenting. This article by U.S. News & World Report breaks down the latest parenting style, and what laws like Utah’s mean for parents adopting this style of parenting.

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Parenting: Put the breaks on a bad habit

Humans are creatures of habbits – some are harmless but others can make life that much more difficult. Tom Tozer and Bill Black, the authors of the book Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers, explain why when it comes to parenting, you might want to try to put your kick those bad habbits. You can read the article here.

ZemZen: March 23rd, 2018

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Parenting: How to get your teen to listen

One of the hardest things parents, not just of teens, have to deal with is getting their children to listen. In this article, Tom Tozer and Bill Black (authors of the book Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers) share their tips for navigating this potential landmine of conflict with teenagers.

 

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A Chinese mother raising her son in the US reveals the biggest differences between American and Chinese parenting

This article from Business Insider adds to our series of articles that delve into the differences in parenting styles between parents in the US and in other countries. This piece, written by Yan Mei, explores the differences between parenting in the US and in China.

 

 

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 Preserving Those Refrigerator-Door Masterpieces

There’s something about having kids that makes time fly. As time flies, so too does the memories that come with it. In this article, New York Times tech writer J. D. Biersdorfer shares her tips for saving those timeless refrigerator-door masterpieces your kids bring home that you hang with pride.

 

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What’s “dad-style” parenting, you ask? Is there a benefit to it? Wall Street Journal opinion writer Abigail Shrier shares her thoughts on dad-style parenting and how it could be nourishing for our kids. You can read the article here.

ZemZen: March 16th, 2018

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Why I Decided to Be An Imperfect Mother

As parents, we strive for perfection. We want to do right by our children – we want to always be there to pick them up and drop them off at school or at practice, to be as present in their lives as much as possible. But the reality is that’s easier said than done and frankly, there’s no such thing as perfect parenting. In this article, Rachel Hollis, Founder and CEO of Chich Media, discusses why she decided to embrace being an imperfect mother.

 

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Quit Feeling Guilty About Missing Your Child’s Performance

Even if we embrace the imperfect parent mindset, there’s no question we’ll inevitably feel guilty for missing a big performance or an important game and wonder if our absence could have a negative impact on our children. According to Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger, psychologists think that this could, in fact, be good for their development.

 

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Q&A: How to explain grandma’s dementia to kids

As kids get older, so too does everyone else in their lives. With age comes – unfortunately – illnesses that can have a huge effect on a family’s dynamic and schedule. In her latest Parent to Parent Q & A, Jodie Lynn shares her tips for discussing life-altering illnesses in the family with your children.

 

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The risk of being your child’s best friend and how to draw the line

There are many styles of parenting out there – but one popular style is choosing to be a child’s best friend. In her most recent article, Chicago Tribune columnist Danielle Braff discusses the delicate nature of this parenting style and how it can be tricky to navigate.

 

ZemZen: March 9th, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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Is there a place for shame in your parenting toolbox?

Shame, we’ve all feel it at one point or another – whether we wanted to or not. But does shame have a place in parenting? Washington Post opinion writer Sarah Hamaker explores the topic here.

 

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Lifespark Uses Innovative AI Platform To Teach Parenting Skills

Technology continues to innovate how we live our everyday lives. So what’s the latest tech trends in parenting? What are chatbots and can they be used to help parents? This article in Forbes has the answers.

 

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Teens may be more skillful drivers than more experienced motorists

Is your teen getting ready to get behind the wheel? The good news is a new study out of UCLA suggests that teens might be more skillful at driving than people who have been driving for a long time. You can read more about the study’s findings here.

 

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The Screen Time Debate is Pitting Pitting Parents Against Each Other

There’s a debate raging between warring factions in the parenting community about setting rules for children’s screen time. The Verge writer Lauren Smiley takes a look at what she describes as the ‘fraught debate’. You can read the article here.

ZemZen: March 2nd, 2018

Welcome to ZemZen, a collection of the Internet’s best parenting articles hand-selected by the Zemcar team. We understand that parenting – as rewarding as it can be – is difficult. Check back every Friday for our latest suggested reads. To see past ZemZen articles click here.

 

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At the Olympics, Motherhood Skis Away With a Gold and a Bronze

While the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games come to an end last Sunday, Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times highlights the stories of Kikkan Randall and Marit Bjorgen, both of whom are mothers that found themselves on the podium before the games end. You can read the story here.

 

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Peacefully Parenting Together After You’ve Parted

Divorce can be a tricky thing, but odds are you are probably going to continue to parent together. U.S. News & World Report contributor and developmental psychologist Nancy Buck shares her tips for peaceful parenting after you and your partner have parted ways. You can read her tips here.

 

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Apps your child doesn’t want you to see

Phones and the internet have completely changed how kids interact with each other. So what exactly are our kids doing on their phones? Here’s a clue.

 

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That Teen Sexting Study: What Else You Need To Know Before Freaking Out

There’s a new study out that says one in four teens have received a sext. While the findings might shock and surprise you, it’s important to break down what the study means. So, before you freak out it, it might help to check out this article from Forbes contributor Tara Haelle.