Starting Elementary School

You do not have to be perfect

I Want My iPad

As your child grows, she will realize that her desire is just a wish and will be able to let go.

Managing Tantrums

You want to give your child the feeling that you care about what he wants.

Superhero Play

If you manage the play carefully, stress safety issues, and interject positive ideas, this play will be fun for the kids.

Your Childhood And Your Child

The process of making connections between the past and the present is very important to family relationships.

Birthdays Can Be Tough

If you lend your child the support he needs, his party will go more smoothly.

Young Children Are Curious

It is very important to be patient with your child.

Should Parents Use Time-outs?

It is crucial to resolve tricky situations with your child, by giving her a tool to use for the next time.

When Your Child Says, "I Hate You"

The best approach is to encourage your child not try to hide his feelings, and teach him how to express himself in the most positive way.

When 'no' Is Your Child's Favorite Word

Over time your child will not need to say no all the time.

When Your Child Hits, Kicks or Bites

It is only over time that a child learns that she can work things out most successfully by using words.

Coping With the Mommy Blues

As you accept your emotions and take steps to work with your mood, you will find the experience less stressful.

To Test or Not to Test

Testing creates a stressful atmosphere in which children have a hard time performing and receive little help in overcoming any stumbling blocks.

When Your Child Has a Case of Sticky Fingers

Taking things can be a symptom that your child is feeling needy or looking for attention.

Tips for being a positive sidelines parent

This shared experience will strengthen your bond with your child.

Seven Ways to Show Your Child Love on Valentine's Day

To a child, time = attention = love.

6 Steps for Teaching Your Child Optimism

If you stay calm and search for solutions with your child, while conveying that your child is valuable and capable, you empower your child.

Setting Limits During the Holidays

Sometimes parents give in to end the fuss.

Teaching Kids to Be Grateful

Your child will learn your values by hearing your message.

Seven Tips for Coping with Holiday Dinners

Before you know it, your child will enjoy talking to the family and listening to the stories and will become a full participant in the festivities.

Why Your Child Fights You

Ultimately, as you use this new approach, your child will begin to fight you less because he feels you understand and respect him.

Drying Those Separation Tears

Over time your child will calm down in his new environment.

Coping With Nightmares

Nightmares are part of a child's normal development.

I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten

With each step forward your child takes, you get something in return.

Coping With the Gimmies

Sometimes parents wonder why they feel so angry about their children’s endless desires, and experience a strong urge to quell these desires.

Do Something

When your child misbehaves, calmly take charge of the situation.

Choose Your Words

Your seven year old runs out of the bathroom leaving a pile of his dirty clothes on the floor for the millionth time. You want to scream.

"I Didn't Do It!"

When your child lies, avoid inquisitions and tackle the motive behind the lie.

8 Strategies for Helping Kids Adjust to a Divorce

Children can emerge from a divorce in good shape if parents work hard to create a stable environment.

Eight Steps For Raising A Happy First-born

Firstborns face an enormous challenge when another sibling is born.

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