Grandparents! Help Your Grandkids Do Math!

This may come as a surprise.But despite all the advances in education, many kids still struggle in the math class.Math is an important subject, yet many kids just don't "get it".Teachers can only devote a limited amount of personal attention to each student.And parents are so busy with their own... Read More

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Do Math

Uh oh.Your kids arrive home with their school reports and it's poor marks from the math department. Now what do you do?You may not be a math teacher, but thankfully there are ways you can help your kids improve their grades.Studies have shown that children are much more likely to... Read More

Assume Personal Responsibility? Who, Me?

As thinking, acting human beings we have the ability to choose our response to events, people and circumstances. We do not become responsible when we mature; we mature when we become responsible.Psychologists teach that the only reasons people are ever motivated or moved to action is to gain a reward... Read More

Childs Play: Treating The Insanity of the Mental Health System

In today's mental health system there is a pattern of fraud and coercion that takes way the freedoms and dignity of children and their families. Children are receiving stigmatizing labels and being prescribed psychotropic drugs with many untoward effects. Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, MD made the comment that if an individual... Read More

Entering Their Imaginative World

In dealing with children with autism spectrum disorders, its all about relationship. These children are within a realm where they feel and respond much differently than others. There has been much focus on trying to eliminate certain behaviors or to evoke particular responses in children which actually become rote and... Read More

Raising Teenagers? Stay C.A.L.M.

Parents of teenagers frequently ask what can be done to improve their relationship with their kids. This can be a challenging time, and a time when parents sometimes feel rejected, out of touch, and unclear about what to do. Here's a simple strategy that can help set you up for... Read More

ZERO Tolerance: How Firm the Line?

A friend phoned her neighbor, complaining about the wafts of marijuana smoke that circled up and into to her kitchen window from the neighbor's driveway during the warm summer nights. The neighbor's teenagers and their friends were smoking out in the driveway. My friend said the mother's response was, "Well,... Read More

Teenagers and Stress: What Parents Can Do to Help

More and more parents are expressing their concerns about how to support their teenagers who are complaining about the stress in their lives.What parents may not realize, is that what they do every day by providing healthy food, support, and a comforting home, provides the very stress-antidotes their teens need.... Read More

Tips for Parents of Teenagers: Dont Just Survive - Thrive!

What makes parenting so challenging at times? One widespread research study reports that feeling "unprepared" tops the list for many parents' causes of dissatisfaction. And parents of teenagers, in particular, may feel this acutely as so many changes converge at once: adolescents are changing in every conceivable way while they... Read More

Parents of Teens: Do You Ever Ask WHY is she so MEAN to me?

Do you ever wonder what is behind the occasional nasty attitudes expressed by your teenager? Teenagers can make their parents feel pretty badly at times; if they only knew how much their words and actions sometimes hurt us they'd probably stop. Perhaps.It isn't a developmental necessity that teenagers be mean... Read More

In The News:

Maine beachgoers were surprised to find a mysterious sea creature washed up on Higgins Beach earlier this week. It was later determined to perhaps be the decomposing body of a basking shark.
An alligator has been spotted near the barracks of the Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina, officials said.
One year before humanity's first lunar landing, the moon must have still felt quite far away.
Personal items including a Cartier watch and an ornate gold pencil holder that once belonged to Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII are up for auction in the U.K. on Saturday.
What to know about different types of dangerous herbage — from hogweed to wild parsnip — that can produce serious burns or, in some cases, lead to blindness or death.
Dark matter and dark energy may be weird and (as of now) inexplicable, but they do seem to exist.
A recently discovered 113-year-old Russian shipwreck that may contain more than $130 billion in gold bars and coins is sparking controversy.
A remarkable baby snake embryo has been discovered encased in 99-million-year-old amber.
Researchers have unearthed a new armored dinosaur in Utah, a new species of ankylosaur. The catch? It used to live on a lost continent.
Archaeologists in Egypt have opened up a mysterious ancient ‘cursed’ black granite sarcophagus.
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Tips for Parents of Teenagers: Dont Just Survive - Thrive!

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Film Industry and Our Youth

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Co-Morbidity Rates: Other Problems That May Come With ADHD

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A Place For Everything: Its Childs Play

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How Effective Is EEG Neurofeedback Training in Treating the Symptoms of ADHD?

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My Sons Deployment

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Uses for Dirty Diapers

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When Your Childs Adoption Story Changes: Nothing But the Facts or is It Nothing are the Facts?

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Child ADHD - Deciding Where to Draw the Line

The wonderful adaptability of children in dealing with the challenges... Read More

Invented Spelling --- Another Alice-in-Wonderland Public-School Theory

As part of the whole-language (or "balanced") reading-instruction philosophy, many... Read More

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Summertime means insect bites and stings. Ouch! Take a leaf... Read More

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The great thing about children is they absorb knowledge like... Read More

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Children Need Roots and Wings

"Good parents give their children Roots and Wings." --Jonas SalkThe... Read More

No, No, No -- What Else is a Parent to Say?

The word no is probably the most overused word in... Read More

Is it ADHD or Bi-Polar Disorder?

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Uniforms

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Bedtime and Sleep Habits

Bedtime and children's sleep habits can cause nightmares - for... Read More