Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED September: A guide to professional family services in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

Mix-and-match peer pressure refusal strategies to share with your teen

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Why Kids Do Weird Things

Why Kids Do Weird Things

Some of your child’s strangest behaviors and habits, explained by experts.

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Why Etiquette Schools are Thriving Today

Why Etiquette Schools are Thriving Today

Though it may seem quaint, etiquette schools are thriving today—here's why.

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Etiquette Schools in the NY Metro Area

Etiquette Schools in the NY Metro Area

A roundup of local manners and etiquette schools and programs in the New York metro area, including schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, and Connecticut

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Pediatric Behavioral Health Center Opens in Stony Brook

Pediatric Behavioral Health Center Opens in Stony Brook

Three Village Behavioral Medicine, a brand new practice founded by Dr. James Parles, MD, PLLC, opened in Stony Brook last month.

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How Can I Manage My Child's Tantrums?

How Can I Manage My Child's Tantrums?

A child and adolescent psychologist shares how parents can manage and reduce their child's tantrums.

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What to Do When Your Children Come Face-to-Face with Racism

What to Do When Your Children Come Face-to-Face with Racism

Racism is prevalent, and this mother taught her children how to be compassionate and kind, even after they were bullied for their ethnicities.

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Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media launches a new ratings system evaluating character strengths and values in youth media at South by Southwest media conference in Austin this week.

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Simple Tips to Avoid Overpraising Your Children

Simple Tips to Avoid Overpraising Your Children

Constant praise is not helpful for children. Instead, try these simple alternative tips courtesy of Kim John Payne, M.Ed and author of the book "The Soul of Discipline."

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The State of the Kid: 2015 Survey Results

The State of the Kid: 2015 Survey Results

Highlights magazine released its annual “State of the Kid” report for 2015, focusing on three main areas: discipline, indulgence, and competition.

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The Truth Behind Your Child's Constant Boredom

The Truth Behind Your Child's Constant Boredom

When a child can frequently be described as lazy or bored it means that the child is not fully engaged in his work or play environment. The lazy or bored behavior is a symptom of an underlying concern—a red flag to look deeper.

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20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make

When it comes to disciplining your children, even the most well-informed, best-intentioned parents use less-than-effective habits. Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., share the 20 discipline mistakes even great parents make.

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Yale Child Study Center Seeks Participants in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Study

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.

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?

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.

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