Posts Tagged "kids"

10 ways to help children develop resilience

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Parents often ask me, “How can I help my child to become more resilient?” Given that life is full of obstacles and challenges, teaching children to be resilient is important. Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back after an unexpected setback. Resilience allows us to move forward even when things don’t work out as planned. Feelings like disappointment and frustration are normal and natural in the face of adversity. The ability to be resilient allows one to view a setback as an opportunity, whereas the absence of resilience may result in the same event being seen as a avalanche that one can’t overcome.

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8 ways to help end bullying this month

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Bullying is an age-old problem; however, after the shootings at Columbine High School, experts and educators began to recognize that bullying can have deadly consequences if not addressed. Since 2006, the month of October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. October 19th is national anti-bullying awareness day and by wearing orange you can show your support.

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10 tips for effective co-parenting

 

 

How well do you co-parent and what would your partner say? Co-parenting is one of the biggest concerns married parents have and yet often they don’t realize the impact their differences have on their children. Often times when parents want help with a struggling child, they end up discussing parental communication and management of disagreements.

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Are We Next? Eleven ways to respond to children’s fears of terrorism

For children, hearing about almost daily terrorist attacks happening all over the world can be very frightening. In 2016 alone, there have been more than 100 terrorist events worldwide and recently, many have hit close to home. Are we next? Many children may wonder.

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8 guidelines for managing screen use this summer

 

Parents should be concerned about the amount of time their kids spend using screens, especially during the summer months when kids look for easy entertainment to relieve restlessness and boredom. Studies have found 8- to 18-year-olds are using technology significantly more than the two hours per day recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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