Communication and Your 13-18 Year Old

During this period, teens spend much of the day outside the home — at school or at after-school activities or jobs and with their friends. But it’s important to try to talk with your teen every day to share opinions, ideas, and information. Communicating With Your Teen Here are a few tips to help you communicate […]

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Helping Your Child Develop A Healthy Sense of Self Esteem

How can we help our child develop a healthy sense of self-esteem? By definition, self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives herself-in other words, her own thoughts and feelings about herself and her ability to achieve in ways that are important to her. This self-esteem is shaped not only by a child’s own […]

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How to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

​By: Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP Separation anxiety varies WIDELY between children. Some babies become hysterical when mom is out of sight for a very short time, while other children seem to demonstrate ongoing anxiety at separations during infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool. To all you working parents The trick for surviving separation anxiety demands preparation, […]

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Talking With Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

After any disaster or crisis, families struggle with what they should say to children and what’s best not to share with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the event and present it in a way that their child can […]

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Teething

Is this your child’s symptom? The normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums Questions about teething Baby teeth come in between 6 and 24 months of age Caution: At least one tooth should be seen before using this care guide Proven Symptoms of Teething Teething has been researched in-depth. Kids who […]

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Mental Health Problems

Is this your child’s symptom? Mental health problems that often need urgent help Examples are anxiety attacks, depression, substance (drug) abuse and acting out Resources include hotlines, mental health experts and your child’s doctor Types of Serious Mental Health Problems Suicide thoughts, threats or attempts Homicide thoughts or threats Child abuse Drug or alcohol abuse […]

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