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Active or Aggressive Boys?

Boys tend to be more active and more aggressive than girls.  This resource from PBS takes a look at boy agression, the role media has in boy violence, and what parents can do.

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues

Parenting help with information on bedtime activities, foods for sleep, sleep patterns, problems, schedules, and important information on SIDS.

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Angries Out

Anger Management tools for kids, parents, couples, and more.  Kid-friendly  videos and articles, and detailed information for parents.

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Bedtime Battles

“Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle.”

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior

How to encourage positive behavior, tips for using "time out" and stopping misbehavior.

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Children Who Bully

From the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration, this guide lists the characteristics of children who bully and helps parents deal with a child who bullies.

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Disciplining Your Child

Discipline tips by age.

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FightCrime.org

“Fight Crime: Invest in Kids…America must cut the pipeline that funnels young people into lives of crime and violence. We take a hard-nosed look at research on what keeps kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policy-makers and the public.”

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FireWorks

An on-line short course on anger in parent-child relationships from Kansas State University. 

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts

HandInHand.org offers free parenting podcasts on topics such as bonding with your new baby, support for new dads, recovering from a difficult birth, and helping your baby with colic.  The site also has a number of parenting articles that focus on developing a stronger emotional connection with you child and developing a better family life as a result.

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Influence of Media Violence on Children

According to the AAP statement, exposure to and the influence of media violence directly correlates to violent behavior. 

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Interactions that Promote Socialization

A comprehensive article on the kind of interaction that promotes healthy socialization in children, from Child Education.

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Kids Growth--Head Banging

Up to the age of four, it is common for children, especially boys, to bang their heads on the floor or other stationary objects during temper tantrums, or rhythmically when they’re hurt, frustrated, or even overtired.

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ParentingIdeas.org

“101 Tips for Improving Children’s Behavior.”  Features 101 articles with titles such as “9 Ways to Positively Cope with Difficult Behavior,” “Surviving the Break-Up (separation and divorce),"  “Bedwetting,” and “I Caught them Playing Doctor.”

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Separation Anxiety

Suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to ease separation anxiety.

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Siblilng Rivalry and Fights

Sibling Rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another.

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Socialization

This website provides the history of socialization in the human race.

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Temper Tantrums

Why kids have tantrums, tactics for avoiding and coping with them, and when you should seek medical advice.

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The Socialization of School Age Children

"The information and links on this page have been chosen to give parents some insight into the dynamics of peer relationships.  Explore the provided links to examine your child's social skills and behaviors.  Understanding your child's strengths and weaknesses in social interaction and behavior may be the key to building healthy and enjoyable relationships with their peers."

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Tips for Parents: Arguing Kids

Tips to end the arguing and get them to play nice.

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Tips for Parents: Behavior

How to encourage the behavior you want, and discourage the behavior you don't want.

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Tips for Parents: Children and Media Violence

Understand how repeated exposure to violent media has been shown to cause aggressive behavior in kids.

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Tips for Parents: Discipline--Lovingly in Charge

Learn methods for appropriate discipline and great tips for getting kids to obey.

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Tips for Parents: Responsibility

Tips for teaching responsibility to kids.

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Tips for Parents: Student Self Esteem

Good self-esteem is as important as good nutrition, good health, and more important than making good grades.

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Tips for Parents: Violent Kids

Learn what makes kids violent and get resources to change violent behavior.

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Toddler Breath Holding

Learn how to deal with a child's breath holding spells.  Also available in Spanish.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 1

Three types of play that help children.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 2

What children learn as they play.

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Video: Children and Behavior-A Few Tips

Tips to encourage positive behavior.

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Video: Getting Along With Others

Learn to use the "Nurture and Control" approach to lead your children in getting along with others.

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Video: Overdosing on Self Esteem

Tips on helping your child develop good self-esteem.

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What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied

Describes what bullying is, its effects, how to report it to other parents, and what to do if your child is being bullied.  Provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration. 

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Zero to Three

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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