Articles containing: grade school

How To Tell If Your Child Is Stressed This Summer

July 26, 2017

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Summertime…and the kids are stressed out.

That’s not exactly the song that most of us might remember as we welcome the seemingly carefree days of summer vacation. Still, summer can be surprisingly stressful for children and adolescents.

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A 9-Year-Old Has No Remorse For Stealing But Always Lets Himself Get Caught: What Should Parents Do?

June 5, 2014

Getting the kids off to school in the morning isn’t always easy.

But one morning in your daily rush to get them to the bus, you find your purse, left in its typical place on the kitchen table, wide open. The wallet is on the table, unzipped, with receipts scattered around it. That $10 bill you know was in the front is missing.

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What To Watch With Your Kids Over The Holidays

December 23, 2013

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The holidays are relaxing and fun.

Right.

You arrive at your parents’ or grandparents’ houses or apartments.  You sleep, if you sleep at all, on a dusty old air mattress that sits on the living room floor.  You sniffle.  Everyone sniffles.  And, no one can hear beyond the roar of everyone talking over each other at once.

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Violent Schoolyard Scribbles: How Can Teachers, Doctors And Parents Tell If A Child’s Scary Drawings Are A Cause For Concern?

October 23, 2013

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The resident, Dr. G., arrived for a four-hour shift. A pediatrician in his second year of training, he was in the midst of a rotation designed to teach him about psychiatric problems in children.

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Why Does Play Matter?

September 18, 2013

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Let’s talk about rats with toys, and rats without.

In fact, let’s put rats on hold for a moment. Let’s talk first about children’s museums; that’ll take us to rats and their toys, and move us nicely to the welfare of the brains of our children.

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What If My Child Won’t Part With His Special Toy?

September 18, 2013

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There was a common conversation that often happened when I was in college.

“What,” we would ask each other, “was the name of the blanket you carried around when you were a kid?”

“Blanky.”

“Big Red.”

“Actually, I didn’t have a blanket.  I had a stuffed elephant named Gilbert.

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