Archive for 'Behavior'

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Why you’ll want to consider getting your child a flu shot this fall. Flu Vaccine With autumn well upon us, so too is the flu season. Every year there are new flu strains or a variant [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Internet Use

Internet Use

Our kids and the world of cyberspace. Internet Use For most of us, sending a text or an email is our most common form of communication.  It’s the same for our kids.  Their smart phones and [...]

Preventing Bullying

Preventing Bullying

Preventing kids from being bullies. Preventing Bullying Children who insult, push around, exclude, name call or otherwise bully other kids are probably lacking a little discipline and guidance in their own lives. But that’s not to [...]

Limits and Punishment

Limits and Punishment

A look at punishments for children that are acceptable and those that aren’t. Limits and Punishment At one time we equated discipline with punishment such as spanking.  But today the vast majority of psychologists believe such [...]

Making Time for Kids

Making Time for Kids

The one thing kids want from parents more than anything else. Making Time for Kids For most families, days are filled with work, school, homework, after-school lessons and more. And with a schedule like that, finding [...]

Shyness

Shyness

 How to help you shrinking violet blossom. Shyness If you have a shy child, chances are you or a close relative were also shy.  That’s because shyness is a genetic trait.  That’s not to say it [...]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

When baby balks at everyone from gramma to strangers.  Separation Anxiety At about 8 months, babies begin to really distinguish between strangers and mom and dad.  This can make things like daycare a real challenge.  But [...]

Fights and Car Travel

Fights and Car Travel

Coming soon to a back seat on your road vacation – car wars. Fights and Car Travel While traveling with our kids can be a lot of fun, when boredom sets in, watch out. Fights can [...]

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone. Airlines have rules in place [...]