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 [...]

Keeping Teen Girls Safe

Keeping Teen Girls Safe

Tips on keeping our teenaged daughters safe in today’s world. Teen Girl Safety As our children become independent safety takes on a new meaning.  For example, our teen daughters can become the brunt of harrasment that [...]

How Girls Communicate

How Girls Communicate

Some tips for communicating with your adolescent daughter. How Girls Communicate If you’re the parent of a daughter, you know one thing for certain.  Girls are complicated creatures, especially during the adolescent years, when their emotions [...]

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

Why do some children resort to tattling on their brothers and sisters? Maybe they need to have their feelings validated by Mom or Dad. If you’re the parent of more than one child then you’ve probably [...]

Teaching Problem Solving

Teaching Problem Solving

The importance of teaching children self-discipline and problem solving. Teaching Problem Solving When it comes to discipline and children, the goal shouldn’t be controlling children, but rather helping them to learn self-control.  And the more our [...]

Setting Limits on Screen Time

Setting Limits on Screen Time

What kids are really missing when they’re stuck in front of a TV. Setting Limits on Screen Time Stats tell us children spend an average of four hours a day watching TV.  That means that outside [...]

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Are you living with a chatter-box? If your child is a preschooler, the answer is probably “yes”. Three and four and five year olds love to ask questions. And when they’re not asking questions they’re likely [...]

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

Is sleepwalking something to be concerned about?  Sleepwalking Has your child ever suffered from a night terror – appearing to be wide awake and in a state of fear. Moments later, back a sleep without any [...]

How to Encourage Empathy

How to Encourage Empathy

Can you teach kids to be more caring and empathic? Empathy and Children There’s probably not a better trait that makes the world a better place than empathy. When we feel for others, we want the [...]