Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Examining child and family
Kyle D. Pruett M.D.
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Making preschoolers comfortable at the dentist.
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How dads can ease their young children’s adjustment to the new school year.
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Common school readiness stuff caring parents try with preschoolers.
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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.
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The evidence shows that how kids think about family is often quite different from the way grown-ups do.
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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.
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Class participation is more than just a check-off box on the progress form.
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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.