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Strategies for Teaching Children to Find Comfort in Discomfort

resilient-childThe importance of teaching children to tolerate discomfort in childhood is to help them become well adjusted, more resilient adults.

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Celebrate the Values of July Fourth with Children

american_kidsThe Fourth of July is a celebration of the ideals and values of America. Traditional American values originated and promoted in the writings and teaching of the founding fathers include duty, honor, economy, courage and service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. These values are described eloquently by Tom Brokaw in his book “The Greatest Generation.”  

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The Etiquette of Parenting Other Peoples’ Children

carpoolingGiven the pace of parents’ lives today, carpools are commonplace. But many times parents who are assigned the role of supervising another’s kids don’t know each other well.

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Keep Calm and Parent On

imagesParents want and need to be effective at this time of year when pressure mounts and school deadlines loom. Nonreactive parenting is an approach that emphasizes problem-solving in response to stress and deemphasizes emotional reactivity.

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10 Ways Children Can Show Mom a Very Special Mother’s Day

mom-and-kidsIf you Google “Mother’s Day,” a list of every possible gift imaginable for a mom on Mother’s Day appears. While there’s a role for this consumerism, it’s what comes in addition to that, underneath all the ornaments that makes the day so special for moms.

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Helping Children Learn from Hernandez and Tsarnaev

imagesIt is difficult to live in the Boston area without being bombarded with the stories of two men tried and found guilty of murder last week — Aaron Hernandez and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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New Study Finds Parenting Quality Outweighs Quantity

2D274908085902-parenting-quality-not-quantity-TODAY-150330.blocks_desktop_largeGuilt ridden, busy parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A new study published in the April publication of the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that the amount of time a parent spends with a child ages 3 to 11 has no bearing on healthy adjustment.

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