Posts Tagged ‘child development’

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How Your Child Makes Friends

Making friends can be rough. How can we help our little ones learn how to make lasting, healthy friendships and walk away from the damaging ones they will inevitably experience? Pediatric psychologist and author, Lynne Kenney, lays the foundation.

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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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6 Tips Toward a Happier New Year

As we give and give and give to our broods, our own happiness often feels like second fiddle. In part 1 of our series on Finding Happiness in the New Year, Dr. Aymee Coget offers 6 easy tips to instill into our daily routines to help increase the happiness quotient in our lives. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Announcing Our Latest Book: A Little Book About Safety!

June is National Safety Month, and we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest book: “A Little Book About Safety” — a companion to our award-winning “Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show!” With vibrant summery colors, humorous characters, and familiar situations, “A Little Book About Safety” helps kids absorb tips and strategies to help them stay safe — with no scare tactics or “ick factor.”

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That Kid is a Bad Influence!

Has your kid started displaying some unsavory behavior that is oh-so-similar to a certain friend of his? Do you intervene or let it ride? Dr. Michele Borba, renowned parenting expert, shares some helpful tips on this common quandary.

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How to Avoid Raising a Praise Junkie

We all want to raise confident kids, but in our quest to encourage and affirm positive qualities in our children, are we really just creating a generation of “praise junkies”? Here’s how to recognize the telltale signs that a child is becoming dependent on praise and what you can do to foster your child’s internal courage and sense of self-worth.

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Imaginary Friend…or Foe?

Over half of all preschool-age children will develop a fantasy friend or two. As parents, should we support it as a natural course of social/emotional development? Or is it a sign of loneliness? What if the illusion lasts a year or more? Social psychologist and best-selling author, Susan Newman, PhD, helps us see imaginary friends in a new light.

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How to Stop The Whining

Sometimes we just can’t take it anymore!I We asked (okay, begged) parenting guru Betsy Brown Braun to reveal the secret to get our kids to stop whining. Pleeeeeeeease???