Archive for 'Development'

Latchkey Teens

Latchkey Teens

Is your child a latchkey kid? What to consider when your child is home alone. Teens Home Alone At around 11 or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone [...]

No Mind Left Behind

No Mind Left Behind

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Adam Cox reveals what parents and educators need to know about executive control skills – the eight essential cognitive abilities that are crucial for every child. These skills help every [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]