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    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety di...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC
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    6 Steps to Cure a Whiny Child
    "But Mo-omm!" Sound familiar? Children whine at all ages, whether you have a toddler who wants a new toy or a teen who wants to stay out an hour past curfew. Having a whiny child on your hands is sure to fray your nerves, so nip this bad habit in...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined ...
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Discipline Do's and Don'ts
    I don't know about you, but I don't like the word "discipline." It implies telling off, punishment, even (heaven forbid) beating. Children should be seen and not heard-all that stuff. Actually though, after you get over the word itself, it's a ha...
  • Kids
    Kids Facing Their Fears
    Kids Facing Their Fears Fear is very persuasive. It can make even the most unlikely scenarios seem like certainties. When frightened, most children do not even consider the other ways in which a given situation could work out because they remain...
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    Dealing With School Anxiety
    Dealing with School Anxiety For dealing with anxieties about school performance, many of the techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts are relevant. However, parents might find the following suggestions helpful: Try to stay relaxed yourself....
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Five-Year-Old Throwing Tantrums
    An expert evaluates the possible reasons for a five-year-old's temper tantrums in public places. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Anger: The Acceptable Male Emotion
    Anger: The Acceptable Male Emotion Stand on any school playground and watch what happens around you. You'll see groups of children playing, some children wandering by themselves, and occasionally, children arguing and fighting. And depending on...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    The Terrible Trio
    The Terrible Trio Like it or not, there are three things you simply cannot make a child do. You cannot make him eat, you cannot make him sleep, and you cannot make him use the toilet. Ironically, many of the power struggles parents face with th...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Five-Year-Old Threatens Suicide
    Our expert recommends a professional therapist for an angry five-year-old who is threatening suicide. ...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause The whole notion of rebelling should be taking on a new light as you read through this chapter. This isn't to say that girls don't rebel against authority, social forces, or their moms. But much of what we loosel...
  • Kids
    Truth or Consequences: Your Preschooler and Lying
    Truth or Consequences: Your Preschooler and Lying Q-tip Harshly punishing lies themselves may make your child more likely to lie again. If you spank your child for lying it will probably only lead to more lies in the future—in an attempt to a...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Disciplining Your Toddler: Put the Brakes on Aggression
    Disciplining Your Toddler: Put the Brakes on Aggression Your toddler's violence always demands an immediate response. Don't ever ignore acts of aggression by your toddler (or by other toddlers who might be visiting for a playdate). Violence c...
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    Healthy Marriage
    How Your Marriage Affects Your Children
    The foundation of your relationship with your spouse could have a big impact on your child. If they see the two of you getting along and supporting each other, they will mirror your behavior and will likely get along with friends and family. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    What Are Your Button Pushers?
    Use this worksheet to learn what misbehaviors make you angry, and find out how to deal with each button pusher. ...