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The Ebola Scare: What Parents Need to Know

ebola report
 Helping Children Understand Ebola and Traumatic Events by Rob Dindinger, Ph.D.   Most of us can remember times in our life when the fear of eminent danger intruded into our thoughts..... read more

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Signs of ADHD and Managing Impulse Control

Adapting Emotions
  Clinical psychologist, Dr. Robert Williams, helps parents understand ADHD, and he presents strategies parents can take to help their children manage impulses and other symptoms associated with.... read more

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Six Things To Do When You Learn Your Teen is Drinking

Teen, Underage Drinking
  Recent reports state 22% of high school seniors binge drink (5+ drinks in a short amount of time). So what does that mean? Using the 2013 Census to get an approximation of high school seniors,.... read more

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Homework Helps: How to Help and When to Create Space

How to Help Children with learning disabilities adapt successfully to school
  Johnny sits at the kitchen table, chewing on the end of his pencil. It's almost 9:00 p.m. and he has been on Problem #7 for the last twenty minutes. You have offered your help, and even a piec.... read more

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How to Stop Child Anger

Child Anger. Photo by, Michael La Martin
Parenting is challenging on its own. But add a child who gets angry any time you ask them to do something, and things can get frustrating and out of control fast. What we usually do, as parents, is to.... read more

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Domestic Violence: Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship

Stop Domestic Violence
  The recent video of Ray Rice hitting and knocking his then fiancé unconscious has reminded us all, hopefully, of the prevalence of domestic violence. We can't know everything about their rel.... read more

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Love or Infatuation: How To Find a Good Marriage Partner

Love or Infatuation
  If you are involved in a romantic relationship with someone and are wondering if you should slow things down, go full speed ahead, or hit the escape button, you should plan on doing some heavy.... read more

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Preparing Your Child for School, Part 3 – Kindergarten & Language and General Knowledge

Teaching Kids about Sex and Reproduction
  Kindergartners participate in many activities that require them to use language and to solve problems. Children who can't or don't communicate easily may have problems in school. There are many.... read more

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Step Families: What You Need to Know About Becoming a Blended Family

Blending Step Families
  When we get married, we take a big chance. We hope we will be happy together. Unfortunately, marriage doesn't always work out. But that doesn't stop us from dreaming about the possibility of a.... read more

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Preparing Your Child for School, Part 2–Social & Emotional Development

How to change a negative attitude
Young children are often very excited about entering school. But when they do, they can face an environment that is different from what they are used to at home or even in preschool. In kindergarten.... read more

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