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Back-to-School: Parents, Take Care of Yourselves

back to schoolI can tell when the school year has begun by the piles of paper in the center of my kitchen counter that migrate to the edges by mid-week. There are permission forms for pictures, school trips, buses, school lunches, band, student council, event reminder forms, teacher introduction and expectation forms, and demographic forms; one for each child.

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10 Tips for Bully-Proofing Your Child Before School Starts

bullyAround this time each summer, many parents and children begin to get worried about returning to school and the potential for getting bullied again like last year. The summer offers a respite from school bullies, but does this break from bullying have to end because the summer ends?

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Easing your Teen’s Adjustment to College

o-LEAVING-FOR-COLLEGE-facebookGoing away for college is a big life transition for first-year students and their parents. While I remind parents that the alternative to going off to college is having a child remain at home into adulthood, it’s not an easy adjustment. Parents will feel loss and sadness, as well as happiness about their child’s departure from home and their success in the future.

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Helping Teens Deal with Summer Romance

summer flingDr. Kate Roberts discusses teen summer romance with TeenLife.com. Article by Randi Mazella.

The infamous song “Summer Nights” from the 1978 movie Grease sums up the allure of a summer romance—especially for teens. In the movie, Danny meets Sandy at the beach and they spend the whole summer together hanging out and falling in love.

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Mission Statement Can Help With Co-parenting Troubles

mission-statementMore often than not, when I speak with parents today, they describe struggles with their children that originate in parenting conflicts. Parents often disagree when making daily decisions, and yet, they are steadfast in their beliefs that they share the same values when it comes to child rearing.

Where is the breakdown, I ask them? If you want the same things, why are you having so much conflict?

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Brothers & Sisters Sharing a Bedroom: How Old Is Too Old?

pofcsym1c8Dr. Kate Roberts discusses brothers and sisters sharing a room with CafeMom, The Stir. Article by Judy Dutton.

When they’re young, it’s fun for siblings to share a bedroom. The pillow fights! The shadow puppet shows! Only if those siblings are boy and girl, many parents agree that this innocent arrangement can’t continue indefinitely.

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What Should I Do When My Child Doesn’t Make the Team?

sitemgr_photo_3082282Dr. Kate Roberts discusses what to do when your child doesn’t make a sports team with bostonparentspaper.com. Article by Brian Spero.

Most parents look forward to their children reaching an age when they can participate in team sports.

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