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How to Help Your Child Battle Bullies in the Schoolyard & in Cyberspace

  • Last Updated: May 24, 2019

As a family psychologist, I primarily treat adjustment issues, which bullying falls within. Many of my young clients have expressed that they have been bullied at school and online at one time. When I

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6 Ways To Improve Your Confidence As a Parent

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: April 23, 2019

Let’s be honest. There’s no such thing as the perfect parent, and striving for perfection only sets yourself up for failure. Parents are human and humans make mistakes. Sometimes we let our emotions

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What Causes School Shootings and How to Stop Them

  • Last Updated: January 9, 2019

This article examines possible causes for school shootings, what evidence there is to support them, and what can be done based on the evidence.

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How to Declutter Your Home for Safety

  • Last Updated: January 3, 2018

Out with the old, in with the new. As we celebrate a new year, many people—parents specifically—resolve to reduce the clutter in their homes and turn over a new, more organized leaf. This goal is not

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Experts Pick: The Best & Safest Convertible Car Seats of 2019

  • Last Updated: March 17, 2019

Choosing and using the right convertible car seat can be a matter of life and death. Literally. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable child deaths and injuries. And that means you

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Everything You Need to Know About the Chicken Pox (Varicella) Vaccine

  • Last Updated: March 3, 2019

‘But, do I really need to vaccinate my kids against chickenpox’ is a really common question that parents ask doctors. The fact that the questions starts with ‘but’ tells us that the parents have

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Trampoline Safety for Parents: How To Prevent Serious Injuries

  • Last Updated: December 26, 2017

Trampolines have been a backyard staple for decades, providing entertainment for generations of children. While most kids find the springy shenanigans irresistible, parents and guardians may be a bit hesitant

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Pictures Explain: Why You MUST Keep Your Child Rear-Facing As Long As Possible

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2018

With these simple pictures you will understand why it’s so important to follow car seat safety instructions. Explained in a way you may never have seen before.

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Child Passenger Safety: The Definitive Guide

  • Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Car accidents are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14. Yet 3 out of 4 people use their car seats incorrectly, even though using a child restraint properly can reduce the risk of death by up to 71% in a

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Can We Blame our Parents for Our Bad Parenting Decisions?

  • Last Updated: January 10, 2019

We’ve all done it. Blamed our parents for why we behaved the way we did. “It is in my genes”, we say. “It is because of the way I was brought up”.  A scapegoat answer that somehow justifies

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7 Best Travel Systems / Car Seat Stroller Combos of 2017

  • Last Updated: November 6, 2017

Travel systems are tricky. On the one hand, they are highly popular because getting a stroller and car seat in one will save you time and money, and they are certainly very convenient to use. However there

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The Best Travel Systems / Car Seat Stroller Combos of 2019

  • Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Travel systems are tricky. On the one hand, they are highly popular because getting a stroller and car seat in one will save you time and money, and they are certainly very convenient to use. However there

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Tips for Communicating With Your Teenager

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: March 31, 2019

Adolescence. If only you could read their mind. You glance across the table. There they are, head down, eating dinner. And you wish for the hundredth time that week that you were a mind reader. That you

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