Category Archives: Parenting

New Global Wiley Press Room Launches!

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THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment

Resiliency; the ability to bounce back, with love and humor intact, whether from internal conflicts between family members or external stress from finances, jobs, schools, and illnesses. July 7, 2009 – According to Dr. Scott Haltman’s survey of over 1,000 people on, the number one indicator of a successful family is the ability to […]

Lenore Skenazy discusses the Free Range parenting movement with WaPo

Lenore Skenazy speaks with the Washington Post about the Free Range parenting movement.

TOY MONSTER exposes the dark side of Mattel, the world’s largest toy maker

In TOY MONSTER, author Jerry Oppenheimer’s scrupulous reporting and exclusive interviews takes readers back to the earliest days of Mattel to the present, and reveals a viciously competitive corporate culture populated by an over-the-top cast of characters. As one former executive describes the “shark pond” that has been Mattel, “You throw people in and see if they can swim fast enough to stay alive.”

SPARKS: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers

A must-read for parents, this book is also an inspirational guide for youth development professionals, teachers, coaches, and mentors who want to help teens discover their passions and enjoy meaning, purpose, and happiness. —Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America November 14, 2008 – Parenting a teenager has never been more […]

Podcast: Patrick Lencioni, author of 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY, advises parents on managing everyday family life

Podcast from Patrick Lencioni, author of THE THREE BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY (Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0-7879-9532-4).

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING:How to Support the Unique Needs of Your Child

 Tutoring has become an astounding $4 billion dollar industry. And its rise in popularity has incited additional pressure and stress on parents to raise academically competitive children. With so many options to pursue, parents need expert advice to understand the right path for empowering their child to succeed. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING: […]

TWINS 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood

 The number of twin births in the United States is at an all-time high. Twins now comprise one out of every thirty-one births, totaling more than 130,000 newborns each year. Yet mothers of newborn twins can have trouble finding user-friendly guides that speak to the medical and experiential realities of raising two babies at once. […]

Video: Patrick Lencioni Discusses His New Book, 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY

August 21, 2008 – Patrick Lencioni, author of The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, discusses the correlation between managing a business and managing a family. View the video here:

Bestselling Author of Management and Business Books Turns His Attention to Managing a Family in His New Parenting Fable

August 19, 2008 – Patrick Lencioni, New York Times bestselling author of seven business books focused on organizational health and leadership, is now turning his sights to the most important organization in our lives—the family—in The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  As a husband and father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the […]

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING Helps Parents Determine Whether Their Children Need Tutoring and How to Find the Right Tutor

July 21, 2008 – In 2005, parents in the United States spent $3.75 billion on tutoring for their children. Most of them did so out of anxiety about competitive position in the quest for admission and financial support from elite schools. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING: How to Support the Unique Needs of […]

TIME TO LEARN Argues That Duration of U.S. School Day Fails to Accomodate Childrens’ Need to Learn

Across the country, millions of children have the same school schedule as their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Are we finally poised to give children the time they need to learn? Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Children are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren’t […]