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Things Not to Say to Your Kids

It would be nice if parents and children were perfect. There would never be an occasion for parents to get frustrated with their children because their children would never misbehave. Unfortunately, parents and children are human and they aren’t perfect. When you’re a parent and you get frustrated, you may say something to your child […]

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Amount of Television Viewing in Early Childhood Negatively Impacts Later Functioning

A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that early television exposure has negative effects on children’s functioning at follow-ups as late as fourth grade. Dr. Pagani and colleagues examined the influence of television exposure at 29 months and changes in exposure by 53 months on psychosocial, academic, and lifestyle characteristics in […]

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Teens Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Most parents believe that the transition from child to pre-teen to adolescent is fraught with behavioral and emotional challenges due to a variety of causes – hormones, peer influences, and rebelliousness to name a few. However, the vast majority of children transition through adolescence relatively unscathed and go on to live happy and productive lives. The […]

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Learning Disabilities and Extreme Patterns of Responding to Others

In addition to classroom challenges, one of the challenges facing students with learning disabilities or challenges is learning to curtail extremes in the way they respond to various social interactions and/or not getting their way when they want something. What do I mean by extreme patterns of behavior? There are essentially three ways that we […]

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Choosing Good Friends

Friends are an important part of childhood and it’s essential to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on. Starting when your kids are young, teach them how to make and keep good friends. Here are some guidelines for steering your kids in the right direction. Have your children invite their friends to play […]

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What Are the Habits of Highly Successful People?

Have you ever wondered what highly successful people do that you don’t? Or perhaps you’re a successful person and curious as to how your personal habits and outlook have influenced your success. Here are some of the habits of highly successful people. Independence, Interdependence, and Dependence Successful people tend to know the difference between these […]

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Easy Techniques for Parenting Your ADHD Child

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) are at times very difficult to parent. They often have trouble following important directions. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are usually in a constant state of activity. Parenting an ADHD child is a challenge. You may need to change your home life around a bit to help […]

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ADHD Diagnosis

Some parents see signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in their child long before they start school. Their child may lose interest in playing a game or watching a TV show or may run around completely out of control. But because children mature at different rates and have different personalities, temperament, and energy levels, it’s useful to […]

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