Category: Parenting

When kids don’t have friends

The absence of a close friend may be one of the most important warning signs of a youngster who is vulnerable for psychological problems. Peer relationships are important at any age, but particularly for preteens and adolescents.  As with adults, … Continue reading

What to do about an anxious child

Robbie’s life is unlike that of most ten-year-old boys. Although a good student and a well-behaved youngster, Robbie constantly worries about doing something wrong. When his mom causally asks if he finished his homework, Robbie leaves the breakfast table immediately … Continue reading

Top health family apps for 2014

As I look back through the year’s blogs, I find helpful tips for the New Year: Start your day with a healthy breakfast. It can take up to 8-10 exposures of a new food for anyone to like it. Practice … Continue reading

Making the holiday’s more meaningful

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud I don’t know how many parents feel like I do, but each year as October rolls into November, I know Christmas will soon be here and worry about the commercialization of the season.  I truly love … Continue reading

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