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  • child anxious about going to school
    Anxiety
    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....
  • 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
    Stealing
    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 ...
  • 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
    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...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Five-Year-Old Throwing Tantrums
    An expert evaluates the possible reasons for a five-year-old's temper tantrums in public places. ...
  • Kids
    Lying
    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Seven-Year-Old Is Stealing
    After catching her seven-year-old stealing, a parents wants to know if she reacted appropriately. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Challenges With an Adopted Child
    Troubled Adopted Children
    Troubled Adopted Children This section is about more serious behavioral and psychological problems that some adopted children sometimes have, problems that are difficult for them and for their parents. They may stem from earlier abuse or from a ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Challenges With an Adopted Child
    Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems
    Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems Adoptinfo An adoption issue is a problem that preoccupies and distresses an adopted child and is related to adoption. For example, fear that a birthparent might kidnap the child is an adoption issue. So what ...
  • Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    How Do You Know If Your Child Is in Trouble?
    How Do You Know If Your Child Is in Trouble? Sometimes trouble is obvious. Your child's life is a disaster, and so is your household. Tension, fighting, lies and deceptions, messes—both physical and metaphorical. Your child is incorrigible, de...
  • kids reading book to overcome fear
    Fear of the Dark
    15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears
      Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner w...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    How to Use Your Anger in a Positive Way
    How to Use Your Anger in a Positive Way It's a Good Idea! The trick is to use your anger to effectively teach your child discipline while improving your relationship with your child. How? By being clear, direct, and genuine.Anger is a strong em...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Your Child's Behavior Away from Home
    Your Child's Behavior Away from Home You send your child out into the world (scrubbed, neat, and shining like the sun, though that's never certain), and from the time she's very little, she's got a life of her own. Friendships, rivalries, heartb...
  • Kids
    Lying
    Why Children Lie -- and How to Deal with It
    Why Children Lie -- and How to Deal with It Lies come out of children's mouths for a variety of reasons: Fear. When kids are scared of the consequences of their actions, they often lie to cover up. (Are the rules too strict? Are the limits too t...