Category: Parenting

What Kind of Relationship Do You Have With Your Child?

Beyond raising a child who behaves well and lives a meaningful life, parents want something else. They need to feel connected with their children. Here’s how you can tell if you have that special type of relationship with your children. … Continue reading

Weight Control is Self-Control

“I wish I could lose 25 pounds this summer and wear a cute bathing suit,” lamented a sixth-grader in my office. Fun in the pool for overweight kids is frequently overshadowed by increased anxiety about their appearance. Their well-intentioned efforts … Continue reading

Questions From Readers: Arguing, Grades and Staying Home Alone

Question: When should I step in when my seven-year-old son gets in arguments with other kids? I think it’s important for him to learn to resolve these things on his own, but he and most of his friends seem incapable … Continue reading

Developmental Disabilities

There has been a 17 percent increase in the past ten years in parental reports of developmental disabilities in children aged 3-17. Based upon research published in the June, 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the disabilities showing the greatest increases were … Continue reading

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