Savvy Parenting

6 tips for giving the gift of technology

Contrary to what you might think, screens are still the No. 1 holiday item on kids’ lists this holiday season. Trendy novelties, like hoverboards and drones, trail behind demands for iPhones, tablets, gaming systems and computers. And with homework requiring technology and the Web, parents often feel pressure to succumb to their child’s technology requests.

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Motivating children through purpose

Parent-teacher conferences are held this time of the year. This can be a stressful time for both parents and children. When parents attend these meetings and learn that their child is not doing well, they are often at a loss as to how to help their child improve.

 

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Are you with a bullying partner?

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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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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Grieving and Parenting in the Wake of Tragic Loss

Grieving-and-parenting-Beloved community members Joseph Trustey and his 18-year-old daughter, Anna, were killed in a plane crash last week. Their sudden and tragic deaths have left the North shore community in shock and overcome with sadness and grief.

 

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