Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Examining child and family
Kyle D. Pruett M.D.
New parents are often champions of nurture over nature. But what happens when a second child comes along who's wildly different from the first?
When toddlers protest your leaving–what’s normal, what’s helpful, when to seek help.
Even after parents split, co-parenting can stay possible and peaceful.
Since these devices are here to stay, what parents now need to focus on is their potential value when used appropriately.
As social beings, we seem to be born with a predisposition to share.
The evidence shows that how kids think about family is often quite different from the way grown-ups do.
They are some of the darker moments of parenthood and we have, or will, all have them.
Here are five things that grandparents should keep in mind about today’s parent-child relationship.
What you shouldn't ask your children as they ready themselves to return to school.
The painful, but essential, lesson that life isn’t likely to be forever fair.
Being parents of a perfectionist: For some parents it’s a dream, for others a nightmare. For the kids, it trends toward the latter.
Class participation is more than just a check-off box on the progress form.
Play, from early in our lives, creates the vocabulary of friendship.
Life skills are ways we learn, through experience and teaching, to manage our behavior in and outside of our families.
Take heart - developmental progress is on the side of perseverance, not quitting.
how the largest group of Americans currently parenting their children is feeling and what it’s facing in the task of raising the next generation as well as it can..
What they are feeling and needing in their parenting
How to Encourage Them in Your Children
Few lessons matter more to your child’s well-being.
How to understand and discourage lying
Moving away from neediness and toward confident autonomy in the school-age years.
How to gently nudge our youngest children toward generosity
How to stem the tide at home
Children who handle divorce best are the ones whose parents honor their children’s needs above their own.
Growth in strength, coordination, and agility are only part of the picture.
Is your child feeling stressed? Here are some ways to help your child cope with stress.
How do you know how hard to push your child? You don't push. Period.
Stressed out for the holidays? These ways will help you stay calm.
Forever gifts that could provide long-term value for your child.
Why reading to preschoolers falls short on the road to literacy.
Kyle Pruett, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Educational Advisory Board member for The Goddard School.