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Troubled Teens Wizard Troubled Teens Schools and Programs
Monday, August 02, 2010

Troubled Teens Schools and Programs including resources to, a directory of therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, boot camps, wilderness therapy, alternative schools for troubled teens and transitional independent living programs. Find troubled teens programs and schools that are All Girls, All Boys or Coed and much more.

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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics as one of the most effective intervention models, this program targets bullies, victims and bystanders.

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About Bullying
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

About Bullyng features interactive games and quizzes for children and teens.

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Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl Cyberbullying, learn how girls are using cell phones and the internet to bully and attack one another and the ramifications of these attacks.  Get tips for educating girls about this issue.

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Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girl on Girl Fighting, discover how physical violence among girls is on the increase and what parents and teachers can do about it.

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10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"If you want your child to be a stellar student, don't limit learning to the walls of his classroom. Although the skills he's learning there are crucial to his intellectual and social growth, your child needs your help to really "open up the world of ideas," according to child psychologist Robin Forman, PhD. His renewed joy in discovery will transfer to his schoolwork, so you'll boost his academic achievement, too! "

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How to motivate your child for middle school
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Get your preteens organized for academic achievement!"

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Fostering Motivation in Kids With Learning and Attention Problems
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Learn how to help kids sustain the joy of learning for its own sake in the face of their struggles and frustrations."

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Motivation:101: You Can Motivate Children to Learn
Saturday, December 12, 2009

This article lays out 7 strategies to premote self-motivation

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Top 10 Ways to Motivate Gifted Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Parents of gifted children are often surprised and dismayed when their children underachieve in school. Learning disabilities in gifted children can sometimes lead to underachievement, but it is often simply a lack of motivation. Motivating some gifted children can be difficult; neither rewards nor punishments seem to work, especially for intrinsically motivated children. What can parents do to motivate their gifted children? Here are eight ideas to try

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How to Motivate Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This website gives great ideas on how to modivate children.

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The Socialization of School Age Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"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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Socialization
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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

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Stop Bullying Now
Monday, October 05, 2009

"Welcome to the Stop Bullying Now! Campaign. You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you’ll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!"

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Tips for Parents: Racism
Friday, January 30, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn what racism is, how it occurs in everyday life, how to teach kids about the harms of racism, and how to encourage respect for all people.

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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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Tips for Parents: The Tween Years
Friday, January 02, 2009

Children between the ages of 10 and 12, popularly called "tweens," have changing physical and emotional needs.  Learn more about what you can expect and how you can support your child during their tween years.

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Tips for Parents: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Monday, November 10, 2008

Signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental disorder that makes a child have obsessive thoughts about germs, cleanliness, safety or school success.  These thoughts often cause them to do compulsive, ritualistic behaviors such as hand washing, checking doors or appliances, or saying particular phrases or questions over and over.

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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

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Disciplining Your Child
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Discipline tips by age.

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Temper Tantrums
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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

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Kids and The Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents
Monday, September 08, 2008

With information about laws pertaining to Caifornia kids on these topics: gangs, school rules, parents' rights, smoking, graffiti, working, driving, fighting, alcohol, age of majority, truancy and more.  Funded by the California Bar.

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Active or Aggressive Boys?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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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Video: Why My Child Won't Try
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand the reason your child won't try and why it's ok to fail.

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Video: Why Kids Hate
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Helpful tips to teach your kids tolerance.

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Video: Voicing Behavior Expectations-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Learn how to make proper use of commands and requests when communicating with your kids.

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Video: Voicing Behavior Expectations-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Discover the importance of differentiating between a command and a request when communicating with your kids.

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Video: Unpopular Kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help children improve negative behavior patterns before they become social outcasts.

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Video: The Power of Peer Pressure
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways parent can help children fight negative peer pressure by building good self-esteem and tips how to say no.

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Video: Teens Helping Teens
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How teen peer trainers help their friends get the advice they need.

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Video: Teen Attitudes Have Improved
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teens are showing increased interest in helping others.

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Video: Teaching Tolerance Through Books
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The role of books in learning tolerance.

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Video: Teaching Responsibility
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

6 tips for teaching your children responsibility.

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Video: Talking with Your Child about Prejudice
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways to teach your child tolerance and interest in other cultures.

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Video: Silent Students
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand why some students are silent in class and how to encourage them to speak up.

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Video: Self-Esteem and Learning
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How children develop self-esteem and its importance in their lives.

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Video: School Violence
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ways to help your school decrease student violence.

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Video: Rewarding Success
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What kids want most for their good work.

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Video: Overdosing on Self Esteem
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips on helping your child develop good self-esteem.

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Video: Motivation and Learning
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Video: Motivating Children
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to motivate your child for success in school.

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Video: Latch Key Kids Need Attention
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Unsupervised children are at increased risk for violence, drugs, and sexual activity.

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Video: Getting Along With Others
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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

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Video: Gangs-Part III
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Parents and teachers can work together to combat gangs.

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Video: Gangs-Part II
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn the role of law enforcement in preventing gang violence.

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Video: Gangs-Part I
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Understand why gangs appeal to some kids.

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Video: Expectations-The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why parent and teacher expectations are self-fulfilling prophecies for children.

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Video: Effort Is the Key to Success
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Children succeed by understanding their excuses for failure. Teach them how success is in their control.

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Video: Does Hard Work Pay Off?
Friday, April 11, 2008

Why praising IQ doesn't help self-esteem.  Teach your child the life skills that matter.

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Video: Dealing with Work Inhibition
Friday, April 11, 2008

Learn the factors that contribute to work inhibition.

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Video: Dealing with Angry Kids-Part 2
Friday, April 11, 2008

Two ways to encourage kids to deal positively with anger.

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Video: Dealing with Angry Kids-Part 1
Friday, April 11, 2008

Understand why getting angry when your kids lose their temper is not the answer.

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Video: Conflicts in the Classroom
Friday, April 11, 2008

Learn why conflicts help children learn social skills.

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Video: Children and Behavior-A Few Tips
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to encourage positive behavior.

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Video: Building Confidence
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Confidence builders you can do at home.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

What children learn as they play.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three types of play that help children.

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Video: Aggressive Kids
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ways to prevent and correct aggressive behavior in kids and teens.

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Tips for Parents: Children and Media Violence
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Arguing Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Teen Curfews
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

End the fights over curfew by creating a curfew contract, including your teen in the decision making, and setting limits according to demonstrated responsibility.

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Tips for Parents: Discipline--Lovingly in Charge
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Student Self Esteem
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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: Responsibility
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for teaching responsibility to kids.

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Tips for Parents: Violent Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Behavior
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Zero to Three
Thursday, March 20, 2008

“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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What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
Thursday, March 20, 2008

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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What Parents Can Do to Prevent Gang Involvement
Thursday, March 20, 2008

This quick-reference card gives parents useful tips-at-a-glance and is sponsored by COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services), the FBI, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Tufts University Family Web Guide
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Is your child's behavior out of control? Tufts University's Family Web Guide connects you with five top-rated sites featuring information on dealing with behavior issues.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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

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Toddler Breath Holding
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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

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Teen Driving Contract
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This teen driving contract, from Toyota, includes Driving Conditions, unsupervised driving privileges, driving rules and consequences, and sample violations and related consequences. 

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Talking with Kids.org
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This site is dedicated to providing parents with the resources they need to talk to kids about anything:  sex, violence, drugs, and more.  Features 10 useful tips, free booklets, and links to other sites.

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Siblilng Rivalry and Fights
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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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Separation Anxiety
Monday, March 17, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Self Esteem
Monday, March 17, 2008

Understand why you can't give your child good self-esteem.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Monday, March 17, 2008

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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ParentingIdeas.org
Sunday, March 09, 2008

“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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Newborn Sleep Patterns
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This article includes a description of newborn sleep patterns and sleep states, a description of alert phases, how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep well, and recommendations for sleep positions and bedding to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Also available in Spanish.

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Newborn Behavior
Thursday, March 06, 2008

How a newborn sleeps, why they cry, their reflexes, and how they breathe, see, and hear.

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National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Features daily news, organizations, publications, a Spanish version of the site, and a super multimedia department where viewers can check out webcasts, webinars, videos, and PowerPoint presentations.  The also have fact sheets and posters available to download for free.

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Kids Growth--Head Banging
Thursday, March 06, 2008

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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Interactions that Promote Socialization
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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

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Influence of Media Violence on Children
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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FireWorks
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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

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FightCrime.org
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“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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Coping With Sleepless Nights
Monday, March 03, 2008

Advice for parents on coping with sleep deprivation and dealing with sleepless nights with your new baby.

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Children Who Bully
Monday, March 03, 2008

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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Center for Adolescent and Family Studies
Monday, March 03, 2008

Indiana University’s online directory with links to information on conflict and violence, mental health issues, health and safety, a teens only page, publications, and additional resources.

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Bullying Fact Sheet from the AACAP
Monday, March 03, 2008

Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents.  Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis.

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Bedtime Battles
Monday, March 03, 2008

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

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Angries Out
Friday, February 29, 2008

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

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues
Friday, February 29, 2008

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

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A Guide for First Time Parents
Friday, February 29, 2008

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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31 Ways to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep
Friday, February 29, 2008

Includes a discussion of night time parenting decisions, conditioning baby to fall asleep, transitioning techniques, and stay asleep techniques.

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Tips for Parents: Sexual Harassment
Friday, February 29, 2008

What sexual harassment is, who it affects most, and why it's important to report it.

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Tips for Parents: Adolescence
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to help the transition between childhood and adulthood go more smoothly.

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Tips for Parents: Motivation and Learning
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.

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Tips for Parents: Confidence
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to help you build your child's confidence.

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Tips for Parents: Unpopular Kids
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learn what makes kids unpopular and how to change negative behavior before it's too late.

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Tips for Parents: Prejudice
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Prejudice can lead to intolerance and hurtful behavior, so it’s a good idea to educate yourself about how prejudices form.

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Tips for Parents: The Importance of Effort
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learn why effort is even more important than intelligence in school success.

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