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5 Ways to Talk to Your Child About Violence

Heavily publicized acts of violence that occur in school settings often frighten and confuse young children. It is important to realize that your child understands …

How To Talk To Kids About Violence

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How To Handle & Manage Sibling Rivalry

Basic information on the age old problem on sibling rivalry along with practical suggestions on how parents can solve the problem in their family.

Helping Parents and Kids Stay Cool and Collected During the COVID 19 Outbreak

Many kids are now home for possibly weeks due to school closures to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak. In some locals, …

4 Tips for Discussing Current Events with Children

Often the things children see and hear on the news or on websites that cover the news may be confusing and alarming. Even if you …

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Bullying

Sadly, young people today are facing what seems to be an increasing amount of bullying – and not just on playgrounds or in their neighborhoods. Aggression …

How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating …

Encouraging Your Child’s Socio-Dramatic Play

It’s great watching children play; they seem to have limitless imaginations when it comes to amusing themselves. Research has identified several types of play that …

How to Help Your Child Overcome Trauma at School

Schools are supposed to be safe places to send children, but unfortunately disasters and violence don’t care. From natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, and tornadoes, …

Forming a Stronger Parent Unit

It’s possibly the most over-used gag on family sit-coms spanning the TV airwaves from the days of Leave it to Beaver till our own 8 …

Teen Cyberfights

I was looking over my 13 year old son’s shoulder the other day (or, as they say in teen cyberlanguage “POS” for Parent Over Shoulder) …

Surprising Videogame Benefits

Video games have been linked to violence, poor school performance, behavioral problems and addictive behaviors. But recently there have been studies to use videogames to …

Video Game Addiction, Obsession, or Habit: How Much is Too Much?

I am often asked some variant of this question, and a few of my recent cases have stimulated me to explore more evidence-based answers to …

Importance of Family Time on Kids Mental Health and Adjustment to Life

The goal of every parent is to raise a happy and well-adjusted child. There are thousands of books which provide information and advice on raising …

Video Game Rating System

ESRB ratings for video games information from Child Development Institute.

Video Games and Children

Video game selection guidelines for parents from Child Development Institute. Also, how to help children and teens use video games appropriately.