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Yale Child Study Center Seeks Participants in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Study
Yale Child Study Center currently seeks participants in its cognitive-behavioral therapy study. The study aims to see if children who are taught various strategies will have fewer aggressive behavior outbursts. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?
Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can Parents and Children Manage Anger?
Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help parents control their anger with anger management techniques, as well as how anger manifests itself differently in young and teen boys and girls. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help a Bully Manage Their Anger?
Is your child a bully who needs help managing their anger? Is your child bullied, and your worried about how he deals with the anger he feels because of it? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help bullies and the bullied deal with the anger they feel in a positive manner. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Anger Management Tools Work for Children with Special Needs?
Does your child with special needs need help managing their anger? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares what anger management techniques help children with special needs manage and express anger in a positive way. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Handle When My Children Roughhouse Play?
We spoke to Nyack-based psychologist Steven Lee, Ph.D., about the benefits of children participating in roughhouse play, as well as how to handle roughhouse play between girls and boys and how to handle overly aggressive roughhouse play. (read the story...)

Fencing: A Sport For Kids Of All Ages
Fencing, a sport your child very well may have never heard of until the 2012 Olympics, is a perfect way to harness a child’s focus. (read the story...)

Keep the Peace Between Siblings During Summer Vacation
The summer brings lots more family togetherness than during the school year, which is a very good thing — that is, until the kids start bickering. Here’s help for keeping sibling strife in check. (read the story...)

How to Stop Your Child's Mealtime Tantrums
America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to avoid and deal with your child's food tantrums. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids
Striking the right balance between providing the best things for your children and spoiling them can be difficult, so we asked experts in the New York metro area for their best advice for parents. (read the story...)

Teach Your Kids to Appreciate the Little Things
Taking the time to smile upon the good things in your life will help you (and your children) keep perspective. (read the story...)

How to Stay Motivated This Spring
Dr. Susan Bartell, national expert on child raising, shares her advice for parents on how changing a few small things can lead to more motivation for the whole family. (read the story...)

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to! (read the story...)

How to Use Gentle Discipline: Advice from a Child Development Expert
Kids won't listen? Get them to behave by adapting an approach of gentle discipline. Child development expert Wendy Ludlow, LSCW, offers parents advice. (read the story...)

What Parents Can Do to Stop Cyber Bullying
The wealth of technology available to our children's generation - from texting to email to social networking sites - has caused cyber-bullying to reach an all-time high. Read on for tips on how parents can recognize and prevent cyber-bullying. (read the story...)

Is Your Fussy Baby 'High Need?'
Is your baby fussy and demanding? Does she cry intensely without the ability to self-soothe? Infants with characteristics like these may classify as "high need" babies, a term coined by Drs. William and Martha Sears. Read on for stories of high need babies and tips from the experts on how to tell if your little one falls in this category. (read the story...)

10 Signs Your Parent-Child Boundary is Blurred
Read on for 10 ways to tell if you've blurred the line between being your child’s parent and being his friend. (read the story...)

How to Confront 'Bully-ism'
Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior. (read the story...)

How to Parent an Oppositional Child
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder. (read the story...)

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide. (read the story...)

Do You Have a Highly Intuitive Child?
Do you have a highly intuitive child? Read the following 10 traits and check those that apply to your child (read the story...)

Points and Rewards
You may have gotten through the toddler years without tantrums, but sometimes when a child becomes an adolescent, she refuses to comply with house rules. (read the story...)

Easing Your Kids Back to School
Transitioning from the lazy days of summer to a new grade or school can be a tough task for kids and parents alike. (read the story...)

How To Not Spoil Your Kids
Although I could offer dozens of ideas and strategies for unspoiling your child, but my experience tells me that most parents know exactly what they have to do. Only somehow they just can’t do it. (read the story...)


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