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August, 2015

Wiggly at mealtime . . .

Sometimes it seems that children just won’t sit still at mealtime. On occasion, they may be more inclined to stand up and turn in circles or imitate a favorite action hero than to sit nicely and eat the food that has been prepared for them. There is a reason for this fidgeting. If you have …Continue reading

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Making good sense of behaviors . . .

As a parent, you may have found yourself feeling frustrated and angry about something you thought your child did only to find out later that it wasn’t his or her doing. A significant other may have been the person who tracked mud across the freshly cleaned kitchen floor or carpet, for example. Parents can also …Continue reading

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Optimizing anxiety . . .

In favorable conditions, a child learns how to manage feelings of anxiety by being exposed to just the right amount of distress. The optimal amount of anxiety to be experienced by a child will depend on his or her age as well as temperament. No mathematical formula is available to guide parents in their quest …Continue reading

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A new school year . . .

It’s that time of year again—the beginning of a new school year. Whether this is your child’s first school experience or he or she is starting sixth grade, the new school term will present new challenges. As a parent, you can help make the transition back into the school experience easier on your children. Here …Continue reading

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