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    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Spending Time With Friends
    Kindergarten Prep: Spending Time With FriendsFriendship is an important part of kindergarten success. Young children need to feel accepted by their peers and have the skills to play cooperatively, productively, and positively with others. What ...
  • School bullies, Kids at school
    Cliques
    Your Child and Cliques
    Your Child and Cliques Cliques--you've probably heard the word before. You may have heard your son or daughter say, "Oh, he/she's in the popular clique. I can never be a part of that group." But you may not understand exactly what being in a cliq...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Boys and Their Friends
    Boys and Their Friends Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Boys and Their Friends
    Boys and Their Friends Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Raising Girls: Unsafe Friends
    Raising Girls: Unsafe Friends Countless proverbs warn of the strong influence your daughter's friends can have on her, such as "Show me your friends and I show you who you are." While you do not want to belittle your daughter's friends, you do ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Raising Girls: Finding Positive Friends
    Raising Girls: Finding Positive Friends One of the best protective strategies for your daughter is to surround herself with numerous positive friends. You cannot be with her in school, after school, and during her practices and meetings. You can...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Daughter Ignored by Best Friend
    This is one of the normal and very painful developmental experiences of young teens. ...
  • 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
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    The "Mean Chicks" Phenomenon
    The "Mean Chicks" Phenomenon Since the early 1980s, our country has seen a sharp rise in violence among boys that has not abated. While the nation's attention has been focused more on them—especially since the Columbine tragedy—more girls ha...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Social Development
    Helping Your Child Make Friends
    Helping Your Child Make Friends Preschoolers make friends quickly and intensely. To your three-year-old, a "friend" is anyone who is willing to play with her the way she wants to play at the moment. It could be someone she sees every day in the ...
  • Time Management Printables
    Summer Addresses Form
    Make sure you keep in touch with your friends this summer, by recording their addresses on this printable sheet. ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Nine-Year-Old Wants a Boyfriend
    Nine is far too young to be having a solitary, romantic boyfriend or girlfriend. ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Daughter Wants a Best Friend
    Children can get upset when they don't have a "best" friend. You can help. ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    Daughter Has No Close Friends
    If a child is physically attractive, makes excellent grades, and is liked by her peers, does it matter that she has no close friends, or any one special friend? ...
  • Kids
    Friendships
    When a Child Loses Her Best Friend
    Counseling may be called for when a child shows signs of serious distress over losing a friend. ...
  • School bullies, Kids at school
    Cliques
    Your Child and Cliques
    Your Child and Cliques Cliques--you've probably heard the word before. You may have heard your son or daughter say, "Oh, he/she's in the popular clique. I can never be a part of that group." But you may not understand exactly what being in a cliq...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Kids
    Friendships
    When a Friendship Ends
    Children may be very upset when a friendship ends. ...