Behavior

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Tips To Avoid And End A Tantrum

Tips to avoid a tantrum   1.  Make sure your child has enough food and rest 2.  Redirect a frustrated child to another activity 3.  Offer choices: instead of saying, “go to bed now” say, “what do...

Tips To Prevent Bullying Of Autistic Children

There are measures you can take to help your child with ASD from being bullied.    1.  Role play the situations. Start the conversation to make them feel safe and be as specific as possible. 2.  Make a plan....
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Teens’ Rights To Privacy

  Lindsay Cahill*, mom to a boy, 13, and two girls, 15 and 16, says that when her daughters were each in sixth grade, they started sharing less about their lives. “There was secretiveness in their be...

Strange Sleeping Spots and Looking Purty

By Jeanne Martin Q: My toddler’s favorite place for napping is the dog’s bed, which greatly disturbs my husband. Should I move (possibly disturbing) our son to his crib, or just let the sleeping boy be? A: No...

Streaking and Getting Less Love

By Jeanne Martin Q: Our three-year-old daughter loves to “streak” through our house and about the yard—to our annoyance and embarrassment. How do we stop this toddler girls-gone-wild behavior? A: Children lov...

Raising A Grateful Child

 raising a grateful child   In the holiday season, many of us find ourselves caught up in a whirlwind of activities, shopping, and family and school events. The focus of Thanksgiving is ostensibly a reme...
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Sibling Strife

    Ever worry that your kids' constant bickering isn't normal? Read on. After a long day at work as a lab supervisor, microbiologist Elizabeth Abboud can’t wait to pick up her two children. She pulls up...
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Signs Your Child Is Overscheduled

While we want to give our kids the best of everything, including exposure to new activities and people, sometimes it can just be too much. And sometimes it can be hard to tell when it is. Here are some signs to...
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Slowing Down The Rush To Grow Up

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. For most kids, childhood is a wonderful thing. You’re loved and cared for. Not much is expected of you. Life is safe and predictable. So what’s the deal with big girl this, big boy ...

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