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Teen Temper Tantrums: 3 Steps to Stop the Screaming

by Michael Kramer, Ph.D You thought “The Terrible Twos” were bad. Now you’re dealing with “The Terrible Thirteens,” and it’s just as bad, if not worse. When you ask your child to help around the house, inquire about school or say no to something they want to do, your teen explodes. When she was two, […]

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6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens

by Dr. Robert Myers, Child Psychologist When you look at kids and people in general, it’s easy to see that we all have differences in our “wiring,” in how our brains work. As a parent, you see these differences between your children every day. Your son is great at figuring out how long it will […]

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The Surprising Reason for Bad Child Behavior: “I Can’t Solve Problems”

by Sara Bean, M.Ed. What causes bad child behavior? James Lehman says it happens because children don’t yet know how to solve problems effectively. To put it another way, they’re trying to handle many of the situations that life throws at them by acting out. They do this, frankly, because it’s working for them. But […]

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20 Pillow Talk Questions for You and Your Child

    What do you like to dream about? What is your best memory this school year? Who is your hero? Why? How would you describe your family? If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? What are you most proud of yourself for? Who is the kindest person you know? Why? […]

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No Such Thing as a “Bad Apple”: Fix the Behavior, Not the Kid

by Kim Abraham LMSW and Marney  Studaker-Cordner LMSW   How many times has this gone  through your head? Your “difficult” child—the  defiant one who’s constantly  acting out and upsetting everyone—has just done it  again. Maybe he’s called his little sister a foul name, smashed your favorite  framed family photo, or screamed in your face. In […]

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It Makes Sense

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’… She fooled them all …. “How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile. […]

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5 Back To School Tips for Your ADD or ADHD Child

by Dr. Robert Myers, Child  Psychologist   The start of a new school year will be here before we know it—and for some  ADD/ADHD kids and their parents, this time is often associated with added  anxiety and stress. For children and teens with ADD or ADHD, summer can be a  much–needed and most–appreciated break, with […]

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Quotes!

*You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you. do that and you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. *PARENTS: Be a coach not a warden *Don’t trip on what is behind you *In the end we only regret the chances […]

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