Category Archives: Parenting

Getting to School: The Balance Between Safety and Independence

By Allison Amy Wedell I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like about a third of my life as a parent has been spent thinking about all the awful things that could happen to my child. If … Continue reading

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Preparing for Kindergarten: What to Do When EVERYTHING Is New

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills As your children head off to kindergarten, you are no doubt thinking about clothes and supplies and lunches and getting them there on time and … Continue reading

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The 3 Rs of Supporting Grieving Teens

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) Helping teens grieving the death of a friend is one of the most difficult tasks one must face. … Continue reading

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It’s a Coverup! What to Do When Your Child Lies About a Mistake

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes Imagine this scenario: You’re at the checkout counter at the grocery story. All the groceries are rung up—for a total of $52.50. You … Continue reading

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10 Strategies for Helping Students with ADHD Cope with Frustration

By Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P. As a child psychologist, I have years of experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD who struggle to cope with frustration. My therapy and testing referrals often have behaviors like: fighting skipping classes throwing … Continue reading

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