Adolescents

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

Parenting with Style: Why You Might Clash with Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D.

by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. Every morning, six-year-old Jenny and her mom clash. A daydreamer by nature, Jenny moves through life at a slower pace than her task-oriented mom. This […]

The Respectful Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Webster defines “respect” as “to show honor or esteem for. To treat with deference and regard.” Implied in this definition is the fact that respect must be earned, and is […]

Beyond The Blues: Kids and Depression

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Maryann Rosenthal

Over 11 million prescriptions were written last year for kids with depression. That did not include those who didn’t even see a doctor. Growing up is never easy. It is […]

Home Alone: When and How?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question I’m trying to decide if my children are ready to be home alone for short periods of time. I’m thinking specifically of the time after school until I arrive […]

Pitchin’ In – Simple Ways to Get Your Family Involved

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Langenfeld

We all have ’em. Families that would rather do a million other things than… clean the garage. do their homework. make their beds. walk the dog. practice their musical instrument. […]

The Truth About Teen Blogging

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara McRae, MCC

by Barbara McRae Four million teens are blogging! What’s a blog you ask? A blog (web + log) is an online journal often hosted free of charge by such companies […]

Bullying – Both Sides of The Fence

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Whether your child is being bullied or is the bully, our parenting expert has some solid advice for you. When Your Child is Acting Like a Bully Situation It has […]

I Hate You!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: When my son gets angry with me he yells, “I hate you! I wish you weren’t my mother!” and other hurtful things. It really disturbs me, but I don’t […]

Positive Thinking for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, […]

What Are Your Children Really Watching?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lisa Workman

by Lisa Workman Saturday mornings. Cold cereal and Scooby Doo. How many parents started out our childhood weekends with this simple ritual? The trick was to wake up early enough […]

Can Twins Have Too Much Togetherness?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joan Friedman

Many twins begin to interact with each other around six to ten months of age. As same-age siblings begin to discover one another, it’s a thrill for parents to watch […]

I Want Privacy!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question My child complains that she doesn’t get any privacy. She doesn’t want us to walk into her room any time we want to, and has even asked for a […]

Public Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation: When we’re out in public my son seems to forget all the good manners he routinely uses at home. If we run into someone I know he won’t even […]

When a Child is Caught Stealing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation: Money has been disappearing from my wallet, and my daughter is suddenly buying things that she couldn’t possibly afford on her own. I suspect that she’s been taking the […]

Casual Remarks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are […]

I’m Sitting Up Front!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s a common situation, all over the country. Who gets to sit in the front seat on the way to school? “It’s my turn! He got to yesterday!” whines Jessica. […]

Reclaiming Play: Helping Children Learn and Thrive in School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Carlsson-Paige

by Nancy Carlsson-Paige Child development theorists, researchers, and educators have long known that play is one of children’s most valuable resources, vital to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Through […]

When a Child Steals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Q: I’m in shock! My child was caught shoplifting! She’s a good kid, so I’m really puzzled. What should I do? A: Many children will steal something […]

Children Should Take Responsibility for Decreasing TV Viewing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

Getting children to decrease the amount of time they watch TV is not often easy, but researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Mississippi say encouraging children to […]

Kicking the Computer Game Habit

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question My child spends too much time playing computer and video games. He’s so passionate about these games, that when I suggest he’s overdoing it he gets angry with me. […]

Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Michele Borba

by Dr. Michele Borba Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids’ chores that I’ve never forgot. Cindy and I were busy chatting away when […]

When Children Lie

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I’ve been catching my child in small lies, of the “I didn’t do it” variety. How can I stop this behavior before it starts to escalate? Think about it […]

Clean Your Room!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: My child’s bedroom looks like it’s been put through a blender! I can’t see the carpet, and to walk through the room I have to dodge clothes, toys, and […]

So Little Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Megan Hartmann

by Megan Hartmann “Ring, Ring,” it was the phone call that would change my life forever. My mom went over to answer and began to talk. An instant sinking feeling […]

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 […]

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