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The Art of Listening


By Tracey Thibodeau Serebin


A key to successful parenting is the Art of Listening. Kids know when adults are paying attention to them and when they aren't. Half hearted listening gets picked up automatically and causes them to feel as if what they are saying doesn't matter. As a parent you have to be present in the moment. Give them your attention ... Continue reading The Art of Listening

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How Many Friends Are Enough?


By Vanessa Voltolina


Four-year-old Ryan McLynn of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., has no problem making friends. "Ryan will just go up to other kids on the playground and ask 'do you want to play with me?'" says mom Susan. But his sister, Kerry Ann, was always very cautious making social connections. "When Kerry Ann was a toddler, she would only be friends w ... Continue reading How Many Friends Are Enough?

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Musical Suggestions for Children


Your Baby Today: New Baby, New Mom: Baby Style
By David Menconi for Your Baby Today


So let's say purple dinosaur burnout is in full effect. You've already written out of you ... Continue reading Musical Suggestions for Children

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Why Won't They Do that at Home?: The Problem-Solving Parent


By Eleanor Reynolds


Joey, age two, is being dropped off at child care by his mom. Mom stands at the door watching in amazement as Joey struggles to hang his coat on a hook. At home he just drops everything on the floor. Christina, age four, is being picked up by her dad. She refuses to leave until she has every puzzle piece in its place and puts the puzzle on the ... Continue reading Why Won't They Do that at Home?: The Problem-Solving Parent

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Children Must Learn Healthy Competition: Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids


By Sylvia Rimm


Q.My 9-year-old son has always been bright and does well in school. He's very competitive -- hates to lose, and still cries when he loses or when things don't go his way. Without being too critical, we're trying to get him to understand that sports are played for fun, and if there's crying involved, then it's no longer fun for anyone.

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A Look At Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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Ricky sits on his hands to stop them from moving. "It's like I have a motor inside me going "brrrrrr" all the time and I can't stop it."


Does this sound like your child?
Is it hard for your child to sit still?
Does your child act without thinking first?
Does your child start but not finish things?


If you answe ... Continue reading A Look At Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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