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Sports Psychology 101

Since so many of our articles and blogs are devoted to childrens’ problems and pathologies, I thought I would range outside of that territory to look at some of the applications of psychology to other, less clinically oriented areas of study. There are many applications of psychology into the world of sports and enhancing performance […]

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5 Poisonous Houseplants to Keep Away from Toddlers and Pets

When decorating your living space, houseplants are a natural consideration. Their living greenery infuses life into your home and many plants help clean indoor air. However, if you have pets or small children, certain houseplants can be poisonous if ingested. Cats love grass-like plants, and dogs can pull entire plants up by their roots and gobble […]

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Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

  According to Peg Dawson of the Seaport Coast Mental Health Center, as many as 30% of children suffer from sleep disorders. This amounts to three in ten children suffering from a lack of restful and restorative sleep. Much research has been done to indicate that getting enough sleep is critical for the daily restoration […]

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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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Scuba Diving for Kids – What You Should Know about It

Although it’s not usually written as such, “scuba” is actually an acronym. It stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, which sets it apart from snorkeling. Snorkeling involves special equipment, too, but it comes down to using a tube to breathe natural air from under the water. Scuba diving is different. Scuba divers carry their […]

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Teens: How to Conquer Boredom

Do your teens whine about being bored? As a parent, that can certainly get on your nerves – you probably don’t remember the last time you were bored! But bored teens are more than an annoyance. Studies have shown that when young people don’t have anything to do, they are more likely to do something […]

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