24 January

All children have moments or phases they go through where good discipline is hard to come by. It is a normal part of a child’s social development where they test and learn the boundaries of socially acceptable behavior. But if you child is having prolonged and consistent discipline problems, there may be something at work […]

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20 January

Bullying at school has reached epidemic levels according to the National Education Association (NEA). In fact, figures from NEA show that 160,000 children miss school every day for fear of bullies. In addition, the National School Safety Center reckons that there are 2.1 million bullies in American schools. To counter this problem, many schools have […]

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16 January

As a parent, I know just how difficult it is to wake up in the morning and discover that you have a sick child to take care of. Every parent hates to see their child come down with a cold or the flu. It’s difficult to watch your little one suffer and all you want […]

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13 January

During the early years of childhood, it is often inevitable that parents will have to deal with the occasional tantrum or generally stubborn behavior. It is common for children to get in fights with their siblings over toys or teasing and playground fights can sometimes occur between friends if their emotions get the best of […]

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06 January

According to the CDC, childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last thirty years. In 2010, 18% of children ages six to eleven were considered obese. Numbers like these are occurring all over the country, causing alarm among the medical community. As these rates continue to rise, it is certain more and more children will […]

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02 January

Although bullying has long been a part of playground dynamics, media coverage has shone a national spotlight on it that has heightened the awareness of the problem among parents, teachers, school officials, and students. With roughly one in three schoolchildren in grades six through 10 having at least one encounter with a bully, more people […]

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27 December

If you have a child with ADHD or ADHD symptoms, then you know how overwhelming this can be. What if there was a way to control and reduce your child’s ADHD symptoms, by helping them directing their energy into something more positive? Most children with ADHD or ADHD symptoms do not have the ability of […]

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06 December

We often think of bullying as a peer-against-peer offense, but many times it can happen between two different age groups or levels of authority. One such example of this is when teachers bully students. It may be hard to believe, but the people you trust to educate and protect your children during the school day […]

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03 December

It’s that time again every child waits for the whole year.  Gift giving season. They fill out their Christmas list and parents flock to stores to find the year’s hottest toys – or at least something that will keep their kids entertained for all of 10 minutes. But what ends up under the tree on […]

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27 November

    Just like blocking a punch or kick in a physical altercation can prevent injury, so too can having blocks against hurtful words. We call these “word blocks,” and they are an important tool in managing verbal bullying. Also just like blocking a physical attack, you must learn to use word blocks reflexively and […]

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26 November

So you’ve just found out that your child has Attention Defect Hyperactivity Disorder and you are worried about what lies ahead for you and your child. Below are a few things that every parent with children diagnosed with ADHD should know.   It can be managed Although there is no cure for ADHD, the symptoms […]

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14 November

The easiest way to deal with a bully is to never have one in the first place. Although this may seem like common sense, most people don’t know how to keep themselves from becoming a target. The key is to project confidence. Bullies look for easy targets; those who look like they won’t fight back […]

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