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Fighting Siblings And Pushy Toddlers

  Written by Jeanne Martin       Q: My kids—five and seven—argue all the time. Any tips on how I should handle this?   A: Let me start off by giving you a li...
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Back Talk And Eye Rolling

Riding the emotional roller-coaster of life with a middle school child. Contributed by the Parenting Center When we talk about the middle school years, it’s important to try to remember what those years are ...
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It can be physical, emotional, social or cyber. It’s always mean and deliberate.    When Kimaree Long, mother of two, received a call from Lusher Charter School informing her that her 12-year-old son...

Children And Good Manners

  Whether it’s an anticipated visit from extended family, attending a party, or going to a fancy holiday tea, the holiday season can put a sudden spotlight on our kids’ manners.  To help prepare, we’ve ...

When Children On The Spectrum Are Victims of Bullying

  Ethan Marengo is a 10 year old with Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. He is a smart, fun-loving kid in the fifth grade at a middle school in Covington, but his mom Shelley says he still gets ...
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Discipline Advice By Ages

Parenting falls somewhere between an art and a combat zone. Still, unless there is a real problem, most parents don’t look beyond their friends and family for parenting help. Although there is no one way to par...
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Bad Playdates, Biters, And Health Obsessions

Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital Bad Playdates Q. My son's best friend, a fellow four-year-old next door, is a beast, to put it mildly. He's destructive, defiant, and doesn't heed his pa...
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Active Imaginations And Bullies

  Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital       Active Imagination       Q: My 3 1/2 year old daughter has a new best friend, ...
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10 Tips Changing Challenging Behavior

Here are some effective techniques for getting the behavior you want while building the relationship you need: Plan ahead to avoid problems. Make sure a child’s basic needs for sleep, food and physical activit...

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