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Choosing a Pediatrician

Your pediatrician will help you care for and ensure the well-being of your child. You want to make sure that you choose well. And while many think that choosing a physician may not be as simple as d.... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Parenting

Your Teen's Personal Appearance

Your Teen’s Personal Appearance: Clothing and Grooming You already know that clothing and grooming are huge issues in the life of your teenager. Maybe you have a daughter who seems obsessed with tr.... read more

Posted in Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, Teens 12–18

Separation Anxiety in Babies and Young Children

Child and adult psychologists believe that pleasant separation experiences in early life act as a sort of psychological vaccine against the anxiety of stressful separations that come later in life. .... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Parenting

Dealing with an Aging Parent

Background Watching a parent grow old and approach death is one of the more difficult events to experience. Most enter this phase of life entirely unprepared for the changes it will bring to relati.... read more

Posted in Grieving, Parenting

Recognizing Gifted Children

Playing with your two-and-a-half year old has become quite an experience. One day you act as though you are king and queen over a great island that is being invaded by sea creatures and you must pro.... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Age 6–11, Parenting

Parenting a Shy Child

Background What is shyness? Shyness is a personality trait, not a fault. There is nothing wrong with being shy. Just because a child is shy, it doesn’t mean he or she suffers from low self-esteem..... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Age 6–11, Parenting, Teens 12–18

Tips for Managing Stress

Recent studies indicate that all of us experience some degree of difficulty and worry as a result of interpersonal or work-related stress and tension. Why is it that some individuals seem unaffected.... read more

Posted in Common Marriage Problems, Depression, Parenting, Single Parent, Step Families, Stress

Getting Your Children To Follow Rules

Conflicts with your kids are inevitable. There are plenty of opportunities for a battle of wills between you and your children. But they do not have to be losing battles for either party. There are .... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Age 6–11, Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, Teens 12–18

How to Get Your Teen to Talk

A common complaint among parents is that their children stop talking to them during adolescence. This may occur because your child is struggling to become independent. Teens will want and need more .... read more

Posted in Common Teenage Problems, Parenting, Teens 12–18

When Your Child Is the Bully

Imagine receiving a call from school informing you that your child has been in a fight. You demand to know what young ruffian has attacked your helpless child—only to find it was your child who was .... read more

Posted in Age 0–5, Age 6–11, Friends, Parenting, School, Teens 12–18

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