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When You Think Your Child May Be a Bully

You’ve observed your child bullying one of his/her classmates, or perhaps you’ve been called to school because your child’s teacher, principal, or guidance counselor wants to speak with you about bullying behavior exhibited by your child.  Here are a few tips to help your child move forward better. First, understand that bullying behavior is a […]

The Importance of Hugs for Your Children

Anecdotally, most of us know that hugging our children is a wonderful way to soothe, nurture, and affirm our little ones.  There are also physiological benefits for our children. What does a hug do to/for the brain and body? When a parent hugs his/her child, the hug stimulates the child’s brain to produce oxytocin, dopamine, […]

Talking with Your Child’s Teacher On Sensitive Topics

As parents, there are times when we have to have “difficult” conversations.  Here are a few pointers for having potentially difficult conversations with your child’s teacher. Q:  If you fear your child might have a learning disability (maybe s/he needs reading help or you fear s/he might have dyslexia), how do you approach the teacher […]

Things Dads to Be Should Know and Do During Pregnancy

Expectant first-time dads experience a steep learning curve.  Evolving marital relationships and expectations, physical changes in their partners, new or more intense emotions (for both spouses), increasing medical expenses, and many other developments occur throughout pregnancy.  Here are a few tips to help dads-to-be navigate these months. Dads-to-be may feel left out from time to […]

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Holding Down the Fort While Your Spouse is Defending Our Nation

When married members of the military are deployed, their spouses remaining stateside often experience difficulties adjusting to and maintaining their lives and their families’ lives during the absence of the deployed spouse.  Here are some quick tips on how you, as a non-deployed spouse, can ‘hold down the fort’ at home. Accept Your Emotions But […]

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Feeding Yogurt to Babies

New parents often have a variety of questions about feeding yogurt to babies.  Below, please find information on the most commonly asked questions. Q:  At what age can you begin feeding yogurt to babies? A:  Babies usually can begin eating yogurt as soon as they start eating solids, which typically occurs at about six months […]

Raising Entitled Kids

We teach our kids about fairness, healthy boundaries, and how to stand up for themselves.  Each of these things are most valuable when taken in context, balancing the needs and wants of the individual with the needs and wants of those around him/her.  If context is not also taught, we may, despite our best intentions, […]

Parenting Shortcuts

Most parents take shortcuts from time to time; there’s not enough time in the day to do everything to exacting standards.  To attempt to do everything with exacting standards is to set oneself up for failure, go crazy in the attempt, suffer from needless stress, and potentially damage the quality of the relationship and the […]