Archive for March, 2011

Thoughts on the Criticism of Strangers

It is an unfortunate fact that when a Mom or Dad is out in public frowns, worried looks, or unsolicited bad advice can easily surface when their child is tantrumming, crying or simply in a
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Helping Children Overcome Challenges

This is a story about “Marie” and her Mom “Elena”. “Marie” loved to sing but was scared to perform; “Elena” helped. Marie enjoyed singing. From a young age her parents made sure that she was
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When and How to Tell a Child about their Adoption

Dear Sharon, We have a 5-year-old daughter who is adopted. We haven’t told her and we have mixed feelings about when and if we should. Do you have any advice for us? Dear parents, As
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Children Often “Act Out” at Home

It is certainly not uncommon and sometimes quite smart for children to save up their emotions (whining, brattiness, tantrums, crying, etc.) until they get home and see Mom or Dad. Although often difficult to handle
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A few ideas that can help a child who is being teased

When a child is being teased, it can be helpful to be in contact with school personnel and involved parents. I also suggest that Moms and Dads takes steps to solidify their child’s friendships with
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