Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Understanding and Encouraging Optimal Development for All Kids.
Brittany N Thompson
Why should parents remove technology and interact more with their kids, and ideas for doing so.
What is pretend play? How does pretend contribute to social skill development? What does all of this mean for everyday contexts and interactions for young children?
With the new school year quickly approaching, you may be practicing the ABCs and how to count to 20 with your almost-kindergartener, but is this really the key to success?
When do we develop an understanding of the beliefs, emotions, and intentions of others? How does this understanding set us up for success in other areas of life?
As a parent of a child with autism, do you wonder how you can help him approach social situations with confidence, rather than anxiety? These strategies can help you help him.
Brittany Thompson is a Ph.D. student in Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University.