Parenting Resources

Fears and Phobias

Fear, or anxiety, is a common emotion experienced by everyone. As parents, we need to be mindful of how we respond to our children’s fears.

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Teaching Children to be Resilient

Resilience can be taught or developed in children by skillful parenting. Children need to learn that things do not always turn out the way they would like, but they can benefit, even from difficulties.

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Teaching Resilience to Infants and Toddlers

Encouraging infants and toddlers to become capable of helping themselves.

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ADHD update - Early academics

Impact of early academics on ADHD

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ADHD - Recent research

Recent research provides some clues to ADHD and gives parents helpful advice

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Monitoring Toddlers & Preschoolers

We would like to encourage you to begin monitoring the impact of society and culture on your preschooler.

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Parental Monitoring - Evidence of Benefits

A television broadcaster in the 1960s, Tom Gregory, was known for asking parents, "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" The need for parents to monitor their children's activities is even more important in today's society - and scientific research demonstrates the numerous benefits of parental involvement, especially in the lives of their adolescents.

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Medical Risks of Cell Phones

Do cell phones cause cancer? This question is being asked because cell phones work by sending and receiving signals using radiofrequency waves, which is a non-ionizing form of radiation. The ionizing form of radiation (like xrays) does have a relationship with cancer, but it is uncertain as to whether radiofrequency waves can cause cancer.

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Toddlers & Preschoolers & Technology

Young children are becoming increasingly adept at the use of technology, including smart phones. A study in 2010 found 58% of children ages 2 – 5 years knew how to play a computer game and 19% could use a smart phone application. There was no difference between boys and girls in this survey.

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Before you post your child's photo

In one study, 92% of U.S. children under two years of age have an image posted on line. Most of these images are first posted when the child is about 6 months of age, but one third of newborns have on line images posted within weeks of their births, and 23% have pre-birth ultrasound images available on line.

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