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Healthy Child Development

Lying to Your Kids

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

When a beloved parent bends the truth, the child will likely alter what they know to be true about the world. They grow up feeling they can no longer trust their perceptions, denying what they know to be real.

School and Self Esteem, or: Thank You for Making Those Socks!

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Authentic gratitude is enough of an acknowledgment to foster self-esteem without leading to the kind of dependency on others that "good job" seems to do.

When It Comes To Divorce, Do Teens Have Special Powers?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2011 | Divorce
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Divorce represents a major crisis for children of any age -- including fully grown, adult children. Can children, including teens, survive divorce and emerge without permanent scars? Yes, they can -- but not if parents allow themselves to entertain mythical beliefs.

Advocates Call for the Nation to Awaken for Our Children

Jim McKay | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Jim McKay

The National Movement for America's Children will focus on seeing a national strategy implemented by all the segments and institutions in the country with a stake in contributing to healthy child development.

The Child From Mozambique

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

It turns out that your chances to succeed in life are quickly spoiled by things that can happen to you long before you arrive in a school, if you ever do. And even if those things don't happen, it is still not certain that you will make it.