Archive for October, 2011

When, If and How to say no to Tattoos and Piercings.

Dear Sharon, Our son is 13 and he’s driving us crazy. He’s into heavy metal music and now he wants to have his body tattooed and pierced. So far we have managed to keep this
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Guilt

Moms and Dads feel guilty about all kinds of things. Some are understandable mistakes that invariably happen in the complicated job of being a parent while others are nothing to feel guilty about at all.
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Helping a Fearful Child

W. was an apprehensive and cautious four year old. He was often tentative when trying new things such as climbing a tall slide, sitting in the front row of a noisy children’s show, or riding
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Eye Contact

Many parents as so busy with the countless undone tasks involved in their daily lives that they primarily look directly at their child when they are upset with them. It can help things go smoothly
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There is Often No Script for Parenting

After a wonderful Saturday in the park playing and picnicking, Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Uncle and 6 year old son head home to get ready for a meal in a restaurant to celebrate Mom’s birthday. Everyone
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