Archive for May, 2011

Should Our Child Sleep with Our Dog?

Dear Sharon, Our five-year-old son sleeps with our dog every night (a loving and tender Irish Setter). We’re concerned that he is too dependent on him for company and will not be able to sleep
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The Importance of Family Vacations

Vacations can be an important time for everyone in the family to relax and reconnect. They can make a big difference to children especially if they have been facing challenges at school. It can help
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Setting Limits

There are lots of times when a parent needs to set limits on a child’s behavior. Many parents say no and explain the reasons why in exasperated tones at the moment a child needs to
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Helping Children Communicate

When my oldest son was a teenager he would come home from school in a sulky and uncommunicative mood. He would usually make a hamburger when he first walked in the door. If I said
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