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Dec
14
Parenting Paragraph – Controlling video game usage

Q:  My elementary school children want to play videos games the minute they come home from school. I don’t think it’s healthy but believe they deserve a fun activity of their choice after sitting in class all day; do you have suggestions?

A. Great question! It’s easy for people to …

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Dec
7
Parenting Paragraph – Home for the Holidays

Q: Since our children were young, we have traveled to see family for the holidays. Now they are getting older and have started to mention they want to stay home Christmas Day; what should I do?

A. Great question! The real question is what do YOU want to do? Some …

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Nov
30
Parenting Paragraph – Our 4 year old is acting out!

Q. I recently had a new baby and our 4-year old daughter is acting out.  Sometimes I’m afraid she is going to hurt the baby.  What should I do?  

A. Great question! Remember, this is a big transition for your daughter. She has been the  main focus of your attention …

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Nov
24
Parenting Paragraph – My 5 yr old won’t sleep in her own bed!

Q. My daughter is 5 and sleeps in our bed every night. It was fine when she was little but it’s impacting my sleep and my relationship with my husband. She refuses to go to bed in her room; how do I get her to sleep in her own bed?

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Nov
16
Parenting Paragraph – My kids are horrible at restaurants

Q: I can’t get my kids to stay seated in a restaurant!  It disturbs other people because they are so out of control, but I can’t stop them. How do I get them to behave?

A. Great question! Remember you are the parent and you set the standards for behavior …

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Nov
10
Parenting Paragraph – Our Son Wants to Quit His Team

Q: My son is an excellent athlete who often plays on elite teams; recently his high school coach suggested he practice with a particular team during pre-season however the team is horrible and my son is miserable after every practice. He wants to quit but my husband and I think

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Nov
3
Parenting Paragraph – My Kids Keep Interrupting Me!

Q. I have a 5 and 7 year old who are constantly interrupting me when I’m having a conversation with another adult; it drives me crazy, what can I do?

A. Great question! Most parents attempt to address the issue when it’s happening, which has a short-term impact or no …

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Oct
26
Parenting Corner – My 14 year old is Mature Looking

Q:  I’m a worried parent! My 14 year old daughter is very mature looking for her age….and much older boys at school are asking her out on dates. 

A. Great question. Regardless of how mature your child appears, it’s important to know the logical side of the brain doesn’t …

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Oct
19
Parenting Corner – I Have an Artistic Child

Q. Our son is very sensitive and artistic, and my husband think he needs sports to “toughen him up” and insists he participate in two sports a year.  My son wants to please his Dad, so he does it, but he’s not happy.  I feel torn in the middle, what

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Oct
12
Parenting Corner – My Child Has a Challenging Personality

Q. My son has a very challenging personality,  and I’m worried because he doesn’t have a lot of friends. What can I do to help him?

A. Great Question! First, be specific around your definition of “challenging.” How does having a challenging personality show up for your son? How is

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