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July, 2012

Sharing can be difficult for kids . . .

Nearly every parent has watched a child refuse to share his or her toy. The child who is not sharing may even know that the fair and acceptable thing to do would be to share, but for some reason, he or she just can’t seem to resist grabbing the toy and holding on for dear …Continue reading

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Storytelling is important and powerful . . .

Most parents know from experience that telling stories can both distract and calm down children. Now there is science to explain how and why stories are so important and powerful. The right side of our brain processes emotions and autobiographical memories. It is our left side, however, that makes sense of the feelings and recollections …Continue reading

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Separation anxiety and distress . . .

When babies reach six to eight months of age, separation distress kicks in . . . and it often continues in some form until children are well over five years old. Understand that your child is not being “needy” or “clingy” when he or she can tell you’re about to leave and begins to fuss. …Continue reading

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