Have you had one of those days when there just wasn’t a good time to put your toddler down for the blessed afternoon nap? Did his behavior and emotions look any different than they do after having a nap? Take a moment to think about how you feel and react when you are sleep-deprived. It [...]Continue Reading →
Awhile back, I posted about some research done on lying in children. A very brief explanation of the study was that kids lied more often and more effectively when punishment was on the line. Because so many children go through a lying phase, or more than a phase, I am writing this post [...]Continue Reading →
As with any childhood disorder, we want to know what can protect the child from long-term negative outcomes. When it comes to ADHD, studies demonstrate all sorts of long-term problems that we would rather prevent, such as delinquency, depression, and anxiety.
As I mentioned in a recent editorial, data from the Multimodal Treatment [...]Continue Reading →
An article in the New York Times caught my eye last week. Two first graders engaged in recess roughhousing and one classmate purportedly touched the upper thigh and/or groin of the other. No witnesses. The six year-old accused of the touching was promptly suspended from school for sexual assault. “Sexual assault?!” you say?
The author [...]Continue Reading →
While splitting from a mate is rarely easy, it can be hugely difficult for couples that have children together. In this situation, it is most likely that you will still remain in one another’s life for a very long time in order to co-parent your children. For most couples, the stress and conflict of divorce [...]Continue Reading →
It makes sense if you think about it. Mom and Dad are angry and at each other more often than they care to admit. In comes junior. It may not be so easy to put aside the hurt and anger caused by the marital conflict and turn toward the tot with a warm and patient [...]Continue Reading →
Mindfulness. It’s practically a buzz word these days. Even Oprah is talking about it. So what is mindfulness, exactly, and why all the buzz?
In brief, mindfulness is the bringing of one’s attention to what is right here, right now. It is inviting oneself to let the ruminating about the past go and the obsessing [...]Continue Reading →
Raise your hand if you’ve been there. Your young child has just gotten into something that she knew was off-limits. When met with an angry, red-faced you and the threat of punishment, she denies having done anything. Now replay this scenario where she commits the forbidden act, but you approach her matter-of-factly and she knows [...]Continue Reading →
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