Articles: Parenting and Child Development

Teaching Kindness

Children really do as we do, so we must model kindness and not demand it. Our children want to be just like us, so if we yell we should not be surprised to find our children doing the same. It doesn’t make much sense to hold children responsible when they imitate our irritable, angry or punitive responses. On the other hand, when we are able to respond with compassion and understanding, children will learn kindness.

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Raising a Successful Student From Birth Through Adolescence

We are living in a period in which it is clear that U.S. students are falling behind students from other countries, particularly in math and science.

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Helping Foster Parents Manage the Addiction to Unhappiness in Their Foster Children

When caseworkers help foster parents understand what is driving their foster children’s negative behavior, foster parents will find it easier to maintain their commitment to the children.

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It’s Not Tough, It’s Tender Love

Problem teens need compassion that the “tough-love” approach to child-rearing doesn’t offer them

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How to Parent Successfully Now So Your Child Will Thrive in the Long Run

What is the best way to parent children so they will make good choices in all areas of their lives?

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Monsters Under the Bed and Superheroes in the Playroom

Enabling children to make sense of what they are feeling is crucial to their healthy development.

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