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Learning Includes All Types of Learning Challenges and Problems

We usually think of learning problems or disabilities as referring to school or academic problems. However, many children who do well in school have learning problems when it comes to getting along with peers, learning various types of sports, learning how to regulate their appetites in order to reach their ideal weight, learning how to regulate their moods in order to enjoy life more, or learning how to get organized and make their lives more manageable and require less parental supervision.

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Five Manners Kids Should Know and Use

Everyone wants a well-mannered child. But, what do they need to know for this to happen? Below are five mannerisms that every child needs to cultivate in their life. Parents have so many responsibilities. Two of them are to teach their child right from wrong and how to act. It’s the latter that has parents […]

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Heroin Abuse Increasing Among High School and College Students

buy cigars online img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-22545″ title=”troubled-teenage-girl” alt=”” src=”http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/troubled-teenage-girl.jpg” width=”150″ height=”225″ />Last month I ventured into the non-clinical realm and discussed sports psychology and the, if you will, lighter side of the profession.  This month I am plunging into the depths of what appears to have been, or may still be, an epidemic of […]

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How to Better Understand Your Teen

Do you ever feel that your teen is from another planet? They speak a language you don’t know. They have interests that you’ve never heard of and just don’t understand. It’s a common phenomenon. Teenagers are weird. That being said, they’re your teenagers and there are steps you can take to get closer to them, […]

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Taking Your Teenager on Vacation

As we raise our children, we face differenct obstacles as they go through different developmental, shall we say, “challenges.” At no time are these challenges more obvious to the world than when we take our family and its unique “baggage,” pun intended, on full display during the family vacation. I remember that, when my children […]

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Is your Teen Involved in a “Mine-Field Relationship?”

Early relationships in middle and older adolescence are, how should we describe it,… intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13 year-olds from feuding families that Shakespeare tragically paired together in 15th century Verona? With good reason, we mythologize love in adolescence, with its power to plant in our hormonally-fertilized psyches the seeds […]

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