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When Your Child Wants to Quit a Sport

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In the final analysis, though sports may teach many good and important lessons, the most important lesson is to advocate for your child, so that she knows she can count on you to be in her court, right or wrong.

How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children, Part 2

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We should let children know that we have also suffered frustrations and disappointments, and moments of embarrassment. We can then talk with them about how we have overcome our disappointments -- and tell them we are confident that they will, too.

7 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's a certain question that's guaranteed to get you a one-word answer like "good" or "fine."

How To Talk So Your Child Will Listen: Vulnerability Is Key!

Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D.

Last week I ran into a young woman (I'll call her Marielle) on the street. She reminding me that I'd precipitated a turning point in her relationship with her mother -- and in her life.