Archive for 'Development'

Summer Camps and Friendship

Summer Camps and Friendship

Just why do kids make such close friendships at camps? Summer Camps Did your children go away to camp this summer? Then likely you were pleased and amazed by the close friendship they formed over such [...]

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

How to help the tween or teen overcome sibling rivalry. Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry among young children is common, and hopefully they outgrow it by the time they are tweens or teens. But if rivalry persists [...]

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

According to recent research of more than 1700 high school students in Vermount and New Hampshire, American teens who played on three or more sports teams in the last years were nearly 30% less likely to [...]

Acne and Teens

Acne and Teens

Why your teen’s acne should not be dismissed, but treated seriously. Teens and Acne While acne isn’t life-threatening, it certainly can be cause for concern. Teens with acne can feel awfully self-conscience, and as Dr. Saul [...]

Fashion and Teens

Fashion and Teens

How to understand teens’ fashion statements, even when you don’t agree. Fashion and Teens During the teen years, kids often express who they are through their choice of fashion. Sometimes it can be a bit alarming [...]

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

Raising Kids in the 21st Century

Raising Kids in the 21st Century

This book is an easy-to-read guide on raising emotionally healthy children that is based on sound psychological research. Raising Kids in the 21st Century format makes it a good choice for students, parents, or practitioners. - [...]

Teen Hostility and Depression

Teen Hostility and Depression

Two teen behaviours parents should take seriously. Hostility and Depression Mood swings during the adolescent teen years are very common. One minute your teen is happy go lucky, the next sullen and withdrawn. But while these [...]

When Children Show Courage

When Children Show Courage

How to help our children become more courageous and less fearful. Showing Courage In many ways, growing up is all about facing fears. A child facing their fear of the dark, facing fear of leaving home [...]

Teens with Social Phobia Can Suffer From Depression

Teens with Social Phobia Can Suffer From Depression

According to U. S. government researchers “social phobia” is a legitimate psychiatric disorder that affects a small percent of adolescents. The study was based on a large U.S. national survey done by the National Institute of [...]