Archive for 'Behavior'

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

When Friends Take Over

When Friends Take Over

While friendship is important to children, too much time with friends can spell trouble. Kids and Friends While it’s important and natural for children to have friends, when friends become their number one focus, problems can [...]

Middle School Years

Middle School Years

Helping your child sail through those challenging tween years. Middle School Years Sudden growth spurts, mood swings, and all the other changes that take place during puberty can be tough on our kids. And tweens may [...]

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

Over the years many parents have expressed concern that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given to girls before they become sexually active, could lead to higher incidence of sexual activity among teens. But a new study [...]

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably caught yourself lamenting over the fact that you never seem to see your child anymore…not because she’s out with friends, but because she’s spending time alone. Teens [...]

Tweens and Values

Tweens and Values

What teens want to her from parents when it comes to those big talks. Tweens and Values During the teen and tween years there a lot of information we want to make sure our kids have.  [...]

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

Hearing swear words coming from your child’s mouth can be upsetting. More astonishing may be that those first swear words your young child utters were learned on the home front. It can be a shocking moment [...]

High Risk Behavior and Teens

High Risk Behavior and Teens

Do you have a novelty seeking, high risk teen? Then it’s important for you to encourage safe ways for your teen to test her limits. Is your teen an adventure seeker? High-risk teens are those who [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]