Behavioral Issues (52)

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The Breakdown on Big Feelings

It can be intimidating to cope with your child’s big feelings, but Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist specializing in relationship based parenting, provides some insightful age-appropriate tips to help parent and child get through to each other.

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What To Do When Kids Fight

In our modern culture of “hands-on” parenting, when is it appropriate to let kids just duke it out? At what point should parents intervene to help resolve conflict? Michael Grose, renowned Australian parenting expert, shares his insight.

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Why Kids Behave Badly with Their Parents

Why are our kids little angels at school/daycare/playdates and then the horns come out as soon as they’re home? Dr. Heather Wittenberg gives us some insight into the nature of the beast.

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How to Motivate Your Child

Got a kid who doesn’t seem interested in sports, art or other activities? Drags his feet at doing chores? Can’t finish what she starts? Our expert, Dr. John Mayer, helps us figure out how to light an appropriate fire under our flock’s behinds.

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The Perils of Privilege

According to psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Madeline Levine, teenagers born to affluent families suffer disproportionate rates of depression and other disorders. Why? Sometimes parents’ best intentions can backfire terribly; Dr. Levine points out the pitfalls of privilege and offers solutions to turn the tide for the next generation of teens.

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The Power of “Yes”

“Don’t!” “Stop it!” “That’s not okay!” Feeling like a broken record when speaking to your child? Mary Hartzell, early childhood development expert says, injecting more (reasonable) “yeses” in a day will help everyone feel better.

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Hitting, Kicking, Biting, and Hair Pulling

You’re at a play date, and the next thing you know your child has launched a fist into the back of his pal. What now? Author and Parent Educator, Elizabeth Pantley, is here with answers on what to do to help curb childhood aggression.

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A Prescription for Busy Parents – VIDEO

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President of The Mother Company shares her prescription for “multi-tasking fatigue.” Enter, “Special Time,” a technique all busy Moms should try!

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When Medicating Children Makes Sense

After exploring every other avenue, how do we know when it might be appropriate to look at medication to help our children? Dr. Mani Pavulari offers some insight into this tough decision.

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