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Child Psychology

Toys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend …

Playful Parenting 101

Throughout the years that I was in full-time private practice, I saw hundreds of kids from toddlers to teens. Often at the first visit, especially …

How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of …

How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. …

ADHD Teens and Driving: 4 Safety Strategies

If your teen has ADD or ADHD, the prospect of passing his or her driving test can be daunting. ADD can affect a teen’s social …

Why Reality Slides Into Fantasy for Preschoolers

“Why does Daddy have a stomachache?” Our toddler began to cry. “Daddy, I will help you,” she said. We were playing Chutes and Ladders, a …

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong …

How to Help Your Teenager Improve Their Body Image

Everyday, teenage boys and girls are bombarded by unrealistic portrayals of beauty and masculinity.  These visual assaults come from advertising companies by way of television …

How to Deal with Your Child’s Bedtime Fears

Many children go through phases of having fears associated with nighttime and going to bed. Theses fears can take different forms, from the proverbial monster …

Children and Sleep: The New Rules

A new research study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that daytime naps of at least 30 minutes help infants (6 …

Tips for Identifying Your Child’s Behavior Triggers

  You’ve probably witnessed and experiences firsthand the meltdown in the grocery store.  From emotional breakdowns to aggressive behavior, children rarely exhibit this type of …

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, …

5 Ways Dads Can Be More Involved with Their Children

Dads often feel left out when a new baby arrives. The changing, feeding, and general caregiving tasks are often left to Mom. In fact, it’s …

How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning. And while children and adults can learn through experimenting, to get an …

5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said …

How You Can Help Your Baby Develop a Secure Attachment

Experts will extol the virtues of your baby having a secure attachment, but what does this really mean? Is it more than missing you if …