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Help Stomp Out Bullying this October

Stop Bullying

Bullying is an age-old problem; however after the shootings at Columbine experts and educators began to recognize that bullying is a much large problem with deadly consequences if not addressed. The month of October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. October 21st is a day to raise awareness by wearing orange show your support.

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October Q&A: Smartphones

Kids and Smartphones   Question:

   Dr Kate, My son is entering 6th grade and insists on having a smart phone. What are your thoughts on this?

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10 Strategies for Getting Homework Done Without Tears

Child doing homework. Sad girl writing, reeding

Although some recent studies suggest that parent involvement in children’s homework may be counterproductive, it’s likely that many parents will continue to be involved. My belief is that some parent involvement is helpful as long as it stays positive and productive — the homework gets done without tears and without conflict.

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16 Essential Back-to-School Tips

Little Professor

No matter how well-adjusted parents and children are, the start of the school year is a time of high stress. Families have been operating in a slower gear all summer, and now the pace will change dramatically. Parents may feel surprised and even a bit overwhelmed when the first homework assignments, sports schedules and social calendars emerge, but try not to overreact.

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August Q & A: Summer Reading

boy-reading-outside-summerQuestion: Dr. Kate what are thoughts about allowing my child to listen to her required summer reading rather than read it form a book?

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How to Enjoy the Final Hurrah of Summer

Beach-Vacation_003By the time August rolls around it’s easy to feel panicked that summer is going by way too fast to meet all of your hopes and dreams.  Its statements like “Only 30 more days until school starts”, that can send typically joyous and rational parents and children  into a tailspin of anxiety and fear .

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