Adolescents

Adolescence is upon you. Help your preteen through this sometimes rouh patch in their growth and development.

When Your Child is the Bully: Five Important Issues to Address

February 12th, 2013 posted by Derek Randel

“The phone rang one night last week and it was Mr. Scott, my son’s math teacher. He was informing me that my son, Ben, was hitting other students and even […]

Crosstown Friends

February 12th, 2013 posted by June Solnit Sale, Kit Kollenberg, and Ellen Melinkoff

By June Solnit Sale, Kit Kollenberg, and Ellen Melinkoff Many parents would attest to a new variation on Murphy’s Law: Your child will bond with the classmate who lives farthest […]

Kids and Divorce

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jill Curtis

It is sad, but still a fact, that our children are being touched by the shadow of divorce. Even if they are not among the growing number of families split […]

Standing Together: A Parenting Success Story

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

A Parenting Success Story “There he is again, sitting in front of that Nintendo machine. Didn’t I just tell him to go do his homework?” said the mother, her arm […]

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude with Your Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jeff Westover

Jerry Seinfeld once recorded a hilarious routine about Halloween as a kid. “Let me see if I get this straight, all I have to do is dress up weird and […]

Making Moving Easier for Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: We’re planning a move and want it to go smoothly for our child. What ways can we soften the blow of this major transition? Assume the Best Most children […]

Stop Picking Your Nose!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: This is embarrassing to talk about, but it’s an annoying habit. My child picks his nose. I don’t even want to tell you what he does with the stuff […]

“Mom, Am I Fat?” Conversations That Could Save Your Child’s Life

February 12th, 2013 posted by Abigail H. Natenshon MA, LCSW

by Abigail H. Natenshon MA, LCSW Your child’s room is strewn with clothing as she searches desperately for something to wear that “looks decent.” As the piles become heaps, still […]

Dog Doo To Do

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

“Dad! I’m home!” Melody announced her arrival from school in the typical way. “Where are you?’ “In my office, Mel,” Kevin answered. She ambled in, knowing she’d get a hug, […]

Middle School Blues

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Langenfeld

Are you singing the Middle School Blues? If you have a son or daughter in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade, you know what I am talking about! The middle […]

Surviving Little League

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Woo hoo! You can do it!” A clapping parent yells out their encouragement to the awkward seven-year old standing at home plate. His stance looks uncomfortable, his arms crooked and […]

Teaching Kids Their Financial ABC’s

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie Kletzman

In this article, I will hopefully be passing on vital information to you about teaching your children good money management skills. In the process, of course, you too will hopefully […]

Don’t Call Me Dude

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie DiNapoli

My friend recently commented on the heavy demands of motherhood and as I listened, I wholeheartedly agreed. No truer words had ever been spoken. She declared, “If mama ain’t happy, […]

My Kid, The Lawyer Wannabe

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

She opened with a question. “Mom! What are we having for dinner?” “Well, hello to you, too, honey,” Judy said with a chuckle, leaning over to press a kiss on […]

Talking To Children About Violence

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

Violence in society is a major issue for families today. It’s everywhere we look, it seems, and as a parent it disturbs me deeply. Part of the job of parenting […]

Teaching Your Child the ABC’s of Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by IHateFinancialPlanning.com

Aaaarrrrrgh!!*!!*!! Do you scream every time you hear your kids say in that whiney, all-too familiar tone, “I want it, I need it, all the other kids have it.” Do […]

Drug Use: The Tell-Tale Trail

February 12th, 2013 posted by Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family 23 Signs of Teen Involvement in the Drug Scene by Robert Morton, M.Ed., […]

My Son’s Teacher was a Bully

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patricia Gatto and John De Angelis

When my son was in sixth grade, he came home with a rip in his new sneakers. He told me the gym teacher did it during a sneaker check. It […]

Teacher Student Relationships

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

A Supportive One Can Reduce Aggression Preventing acts of childhood aggression has become a major focus for schools throughout the nation, but their efforts may be lacking a critical ingredient […]

6 Ways to Protect Your Latchkey Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Steve Cross

by Steve Cross As a parent, you don’t choose to have your kids at home alone, but sometimes the pressures of two parents working, school schedules, and baby sitting problems […]

From Boys to Men And Girls To Women

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jacky Martin

  Ah, puberty… the dreaded word rears its ugly head! I think that most of us look back on puberty as a particularly trying time in our lives, and I […]

Nine Ways to Help Children to Cope With Loss and Grief

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sally Sacks

by Sally Sacks The biggest problem children have in coping with their grief is the inattention and lack of awareness adults have in the need to talk about it, express […]

Teaching Good Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Good manners are a very important key to your child’s social success, but no child is born with good manners. Teaching them is a parents responsibility. Beyond teaching “please” and […]

Adolescent Angst

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cora Lucas

by Cora Lucas On top of the general surge of hormones, young people are prone to experience depression. Stuck at the crossroads of adulthood, adolescents customarily feel low on the […]

Get Household Chores Finished In Record Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ashley Buffa

Household chores can be a real downer. They have to be completed monthly, weekly, daily, sometimes multiple times a day. If only one person, usually mom, is responsible for all […]

Other People’s Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Do you have a friend, relative or neighbor with kids who drive you crazy with their misbehavior? I think we all know one family that fits this description. It puts […]

The Cost of Competition on Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rae Pica

The subject of competition is one that provokes some pretty strong feelings in the United States. In fact, even hinting that competition might not be such a great thing can […]

Angry Emotions – Your Child’s and Yours

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

YOUR CHILD’S Question: My child can’t control his angry emotions. He tends to lash out at others, verbally and physically. How can I help him stop getting so angry? Think […]

Gimmee!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Author of “Hidden Messages : What Our Words and Actions Are Really Telling Our Children” and parenting expert, Elizabeth Pantley, really makes you think about the messages you are sending […]

Overindulgence Hurts Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Raising my own children taught me that I owe my parents a debt of gratitude, not only for the things they did for me-but for the things they were wise […]

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