Archive for August, 2011

Helping a Child Who is Having a Hard Time

A seven year old girl, Kayla, had just moved and was going to a new school where there was an overabundance of boys in her class. She was a middle sibling and usually much quieter
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Young Teen Keeps Mom from gyn Visit

Dear Sharon, My daughter has just turned 14. She wants me to make an appointment for her to see a gynecologist and I am very upset. She also wants to go alone. What should I
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Discussing the First Days of School

It is useful for a child to share their thoughts and reactions to their first few days of school. It can help them feel less alone and more able to cope with any challenges they
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One Way to Change Something You Do or Say to Your Child that Doesn’t Help

Parents can be understandably frustrated when they find themselves repeating the same thing to their children and it rarely seems to work. One idea that can help is to try something completely different. Even if
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New Mom Has to Go Back to Work

Dear Sharon, Three months ago we had a second child and just now I have returned to my job. It hasn’t been easy leaving the baby and going back to the office, but we need
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Beach Story (Using Time off to Reduce Tension at Home)

Beach Story (Using Time off to Reduce Tension at Home) The parents of two young daughters were concerned about their eldest, 6 year old “Tamara”. She was refusing to do anything they asked and spent
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