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Pass the Gratitude, Please

Our littles might have high expectations for special gifts right about now, but what about the thanks? Annie Zirkel, author of “You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Raising Grateful Children (& Why That Matters)” shares her ideas about instilling gratitude in the next generation.

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Kids and Fear: Helping Them Cope

Halloween is here, stirring up that tricky mix of playfulness and fear in the little ones. Why do kids often revel in the scary? How can we help them cope with real fear both in and out of spooky season? Michael Crowley, child psychologist and researcher at the Yale Child Study Center, shares some insight into the inner workings of fright in early childhood.

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Halloween and the Importance of Make-Believe

Halloween lurks, and the excitement is tangible. Why do kids love getting dressed-up? Does this kind of make-believe serve our children on deeper levels beyond just the fun factor? Dorothy Singer, research scientist and author shrieks a blood-curdling, “Yes!”

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Talking to Boys About Their Bodies

An interview with best selling author Dr. Cara Natterson offering advice for parents on how they can talk to boys about their bodies as they enter puberty and express their feelings without feeling ashamed.

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Bully-proofing Our Children

Education consultant, Ellen Sanchez shares some valuable tools for how children can handle bullying, when to get help and the distinction between tattling and reporting.

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Understanding Autism

1 in 88 children in this country have Autism. That’s over 1 million kids! We all are – or will be – touched by Autism in our lifetime. Lisa Goring from Autism Speaks helps us build awareness and understanding for the life experience of parents and kids in this ever-growing community.

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12 Tips To Get Your Kids School Ready

Kindergarten teacher, Susan Hamilburg, shares some excellent tips for parents on practical things like what to pack and tasks to work on along with how to emotionally prepare their children going in to the school year.

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Preserving Your Child’s True Self

How do we encourage our kids to be who they are in this demanding, high-pressure world? We spoke to Dr. Madeline Levine about how to help our kids preserve their authentic selves in school and beyond.

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Separation Anxiety and School

Both parents and children have big feelings about the first day of school. Mary Hartzell, a longtime early childhood educator, wrote an article about the separation anxiety felt by both parent and child.

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