Category: Parenting

Kids aren’t little adutls

 Kids aren’t little adults. While the physical differences are obvious, the psychological ones are not, particularly as kids and teens appear more sophisticated than previous generations. Here are a few key differences.  1.) More Egocentric. Children experience the world from … Continue reading

Helping a child deal with loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Kids can experience intense feelings about the death of a parent or relative, or even a family pet.  When a child’s relationship ends abruptly, the impact can be particularly devastating. With the help … Continue reading

Pretty little drivers : 7 tips for parents of teens

By: Laura Hutchison, MD Parenting is often about decisions.  As a Mom of a 15-year-old daughter who just recently got her learners permit, my current dilemma is in regards to teenage driving.  Many parents struggle to find the balance between … Continue reading

Letting kids be kids during recess

  Historically, school recess has been one of the few times during the day when our kids’ activities are not overly organized, supervised and controlled by adults. There are plenty of risks in letting kids be kids. A lot of … Continue reading

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