Archive for 'Behavior'

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

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 [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

Does your preteen’s messy room drive you crazy? Believe it not, that mess is a necessary part of your child’s development. If you have a child between 9 and 12, you may have noticed a few [...]

Sleep and Good Parenting

Sleep and Good Parenting

How a little extra shut eye could make you an even better parent. Sleep & Good Parenting Because it is so difficult to accomplish all of the things we need to in a day, many of [...]

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 [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

From name calling to physical abuse, bullying is devastating to a child’s sense of self worth. Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot, but kids who avoid school, complain [...]

Signs Your Child is Being Bullied Online

Signs Your Child is Being Bullied Online

Here’s a question every parent should ask themselves, “is your child a victim of cyber-bullying?”  Signs of Cyber Bullying There is nothing more disheartening than to discover that peers are bullying your child. But sometimes the signs [...]

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 [...]