Archive for January, 2015

Understandable Emotions from a Single Mom

as seen in Brooklyn Family Magazine and on NYParenting.com Dear Sharon, My ex husband is living with a woman. She likes my kids and I’m glad for that but I’m having some uncomfortable feelings about
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Silly Helps

Lillian and her 1st grade daughter, Nora, came to see me a few times when Nora was having a hard time getting to school on time. Their mornings had turned into a stream of fruitless
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Youngest Siblings

The youngest person in a family is often overshadowed by everyone else’s skills, movements and opinions. Mom and dad can make an effort to listen and respond attentively to their little one’s ideas and thoughts
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Setting Limits on Technology

While setting limits on “screen-time” for our children – to increase personal interactions and physical activity – it is helpful to set limits on ourselves as well. Having daily technology free time for everyone (cell
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Isolation – One of Parents’ Biggest Hurdles

One of the most effective things we can do to counteract the boredom and frustration that can be part of parenting is to find people to keep us company. The presence of parent helpers or
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Helping a Child with Hitting, Biting or other Aggressive Behavior

As seen on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.com Aggressive behavior usually happens because a child is over stimulated or overwhelmed in some way either before or during a difficult incident. For example, aggression can increase
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New Year’s Resolution – Take a Minute to Notice What you do Well

Mercedes, a mom who was swamped by worries, came to talk to me about her daughter’s defiant attitude. She was trying many good ideas to turn things around but had a hard time noticing that
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