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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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Cultivating Kindness in Our Kids

Have an aggressive kid? Dr. Beth Onufrak offers rich and deep information on what drives kids to be more domineering than others, and how to guide them towards kindness.

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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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