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Too Much Whining While Waiting? Tips to Foster Patience in Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Waiting Is Not Forever Do you know Veruca Salt? She’s the spoiled, impatient young girl from Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was made into the classic Willy Wonka movie. Veruca … Continue reading

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Helping Children Adjust to Big Changes

By Allison Amy Wedell In late summer 2015, I lost a job I thought I would retire from. I had been there 11 years and was the primary breadwinner for our family—no small feat in an expensive city like Seattle. … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Awesome! The Benefits of ADHD

By Eric Braun, coauthor of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes This post was originally published on February 24, 2014. For many parents, my wife and me included, the journey toward a child’s diagnosis of ADHD begins with … Continue reading

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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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