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Talking With Kids

The Questions I Regret Never Asking My Mother

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.13.2017 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

We all have a lot going on in our lives, the pace keeps on racing, and there's never enough time, but face-to-face, word-to-word, heart-to-heart communication can never be replaced by cell phones, texts, or Emojis and I think our kids understand this.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

Talking to My White Child About Race

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

"Mommy," he piped up from the back seat in his sweet little voice, "I don't like people who have different skin color than mine." My brain sort of froze, but I stayed on the road as I gulped in discomfort.

Spanking Does Not Equal Discipline, or Respect

Mike Cruse | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

As the initial excitement that sent me sky-high with joy predictably began to fade, and I started to come back to earth with my emotions, I was met by something I wasn't ready for -- fear. My joy of finding out that I was getting my opportunity to be a father took a serious turn down a fear-based path that I was caught off guard completely.

'Why Won't She Talk to Us?' How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Even when there is nothing really wrong, when we ask a child a question, he may hear more than our question. He hears the overtones, the implications, of our questions.

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents
Christine French Cully

To listen -- to truly listen -- is not just to hear children. To truly listen -- to actively listen to kids -- is to be fully in the moment and to focus on finding meaning in what they are saying, or perhaps in what they are not saying. When kids speak, and we listen, it enriches our relationships, and it empowers us all

How to Solve Common Family Problems

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In every family, there will be problems. No matter how positive and empathic parents have been, kids will still argue and misbehave, and ask for more than they can have. The demands of our daily lives -- and of theirs -- will inevitably create conflict and misunderstanding.

3 Things To Tell Your Children After Tragedy

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

The Talk isn't a one-shot deal -- it's an ongoing conversation that you work into daily life in small ways.