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Behavior & Development

Preschoolers are getting ready to face the real world when they start school. Here you’ll find all the expert advice you need to make sure they’re socially and emotionally ready.

How to talk to your kids when the world feels like a scary place

How to talk to your kids when the world feels like a scary place

With many kids asking questions about COVID-19 and the assault on the Capitol, Child Psychologist, Professor & Author, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, provides a roadmap for parents wondering how to best help their children navigate stressful world events and shares the tools needed to address tough conversations with their children.

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Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Do you have a strong-willed child? You’re lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to “break their will,” strong-willed kids often become leaders.

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This Mom Isn’t Trick or Treating During The Pandemic: Here’s why

This Mom Isn’t Trick or Treating During The Pandemic: Here’s why

As the mother of children who seem to care more about Halloween than birthdays, Christmas and Easter combined, Writer & Author, Summer Land, has been thinking a lot about what October 31st is going to look like this year. In this article, she shares her tips for talking to kids about a new (not) normal as well as Halloween activity alternatives.

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Bullying Can Happen To Anyone: Here’s How to Prepare Your Child

Bullying Can Happen To Anyone: Here’s How to Prepare Your Child

No parent ever wants to hear that their child is being bullied or worse still, that they are doing the bullying; however, it happens even when we think our child isn’t capable of those acts. The best thing we can do is to be informed and learn the best ways to support them in either situation.

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Mindfulness For Kids is More Important Than Ever

Mindfulness For Kids is More Important Than Ever

Being a kid in 2021 definitely comes with some future bragging rights, but in the moment – it can feel scary, hard and sometimes even unfair. In this article, we look at the importance of mindfulness as well as five ways you can help your child practice it.

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