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What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the …

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 …

4 Parenting Lessons from March Madness

Brackets, cash prizes, bragging rights, upset,s and watch parties – what more could a college basketball fan ask for? Sports fanatics anxiously await the arrival …

9 Ways to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

All relationships have moments of tension, disagreement, and problem solving.   The family unit is the first place where a child can learn conflict resolution …

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here …

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is …

Fun Independence Day Games

Independence Day will be here before you know it, and your children may be looking for fun outdoor games to play. These fun 4th of …

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 …

Suggestions for Making Picnics More Fun

Summertime is for picnics in the park or on the beach. Forgetting to pack essential items can ruin your day. Here are some tips for …

How Old Should My Child Be Before They Go to Summer Camp?

Children love to spend time with their friends, and as summer approaches, they may ask if they can go to the same camp as their …

Honey, Don’t Stare

Children are not the most tactful people in the world, especially when they’re very young.  They don’t understand that staring is rude, so it’s up …

Choosing good Friends

Friendship is an important part of your child’s healthy development.  Companionship helps children mature emotionally and morally and also teaches them social skills such as …

How to Stop Your Child’s Interruption Habit

  Trying to teach your child not to interrupt can sometimes be an exercise in frustration.  Telling them there’s a time to interrupt (in case …

How to Encourage Your Child to Feel Important

 It’s imperative for a child’s healthy development that they feel important and worthy. Healthy self-esteem is a child’s armor against the challenges of the world. …

Top Tips for Helping Your Preschooler Make New Friends

Preschoolers may not make friends naturally or easily. Depending on your preschooler’s temperament, making friends may be easy or challenging. Generally speaking, preschoolers do not …

Helping Shy Children Become Social Adults

Social science researchers suggest that around thirty percent of the population regularly experience the intense feelings of self-consciousness and shame associated with the experience of …