Psychology
Michele Borba, EdD, is an educational psychologist and parenting and child expert who is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to build strong families and strengthen children s behavior and character. Dr.…
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If you've been clear with your expectations about cursing, yet it still continues, it's time to set a consequence. Here are things to do for "repeat offenders:" Create a swear jar. Each time the child (and any member of the family -- dad and mom as well) swears he is fined and must put a set amount of money in a jar. When filled, donate the money to a charity of your choice. For kids short on ... Read More »
Studies show that it takes a minimum of 21 days for children -- and adults! -- to learn a new social skill. So help your child rehearse the skill until she can transfer (or use) the skill in real ... Read More »
Once you tune up your communication skills, your next step is to tweak your conversation topics. If communication with your child has shut down a bit, then start with topics that interest and excite ... Read More »
The good news is that social skills can easily be taught. Studies from UCLA and Duke University -- as well as countless of other child development institutions -- prove that even children with the ... Read More »
Research from Concordia University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Vermont puts the importance of helping our children learn friendship-making skills up a notch. The three-year ... Read More »
Here are ways to help your child make friends and adapt to moving to new surrounds: Visit the surroundings As soon as convenient, let your kids get acquainted. Go to the local library, ... Read More »
To help your child feel emotionally safe after a tragedy: - Anticipate Concerns: Kids zero in on those violent terms faster than we do and depending on their age may misinterpret those events. ... Read More »
Refuse to engage with a screamer. You know this one: “If your kid screams and you scream, you all scream. So make a rule that you will NOT engage with an out-of-control kid. Wear a bracelet to ... Read More »


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