Posts Tagged "Parenting Tips"

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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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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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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