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Child Behavior

Why Do Kids Ignore What I Say?

Dr. Louis A. Tenaglia | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Louis A. Tenaglia

Kids often ignore what adults have to say. This causes parents and teachers to be frustrated. How do kids learn to ignore what adults say? We teach them to ignore us.

Trusting Relationships Are Central to Children's Learning -- Lessons From Edward Tronick

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

It now may seem more obvious that trusting relationships enhance children's learning, but it wasn't obvious not so long ago when Tronick became interested in the subject.

Is Daniel Kahneman Really the World's Greatest Living Psychologist?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Margaret Heffernan

If The Guardian and the BBC are to be believed, Daniel Kahnemann is the world's greatest living psychologist. This is quite a claim -- but is it true?

The "SpongeBob Study": Sorting Through The Science For Take-Home Messages | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents

By now, nearly all parents have not only heard about the “SpongeBob Study,” but have formed an opinion about it. That said, I’d still like to as...

My 7-Year-Old Is Getting Kicked Off The School Bus For Misbehavior!

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 7-year-old is very cranky most of the time. Time outs and taking things away from her don't seem to work. She got kicked off the s...

WATCH: I Don't Like My Daughter's Friends. Now What?

Posted 10.14.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, I am not happy with my 17-year old daughter's crowd. Over the past year she has made new friends, and her grades have gone down. She is...

Tips For Getting Kids On A Sleep Schedule Before School Starts

Posted 10.11.2011 | Parents

It was many, many years ago when you were known as the "fifth Beatle" and traveling India in search of enlightenment. You met an Indian mystic who ...

The Hallucinatory Hell Of No Sleep And A New Baby

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 10.05.2011 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

Going through survival school as a Navy pilot, I once went four days without sleep. I have been tired before, but nothing like what I experienced as a new father.

Why Is My Child So Anxious?

Posted 10.04.2011 | Parents

That's my million-dollar question: What makes a child anxious? Because really, all children experience anxiety in one form or another, right? Anxie...

WATCH: Parent Coach: How To Deal With Your Kid's Anger After Divorce

Posted 10.14.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My husband and I recently divorced, and our three children have been having "anger" issues. I cannot afford a therapist, and I also fin...

What's Your Discipline Style? Plus: New Methods That Really Work

Posted 09.19.2011 | Parents

by Susan Stiffelman When it comes to picking a parenting ideology, it's common for parents to try different approaches, depending on their child'...

Signs And Symptoms Of ADHD

Posted 09.19.2011 | Parents

ADHD has become the catch all term for what is actually three similar disorders, each with different symptoms: inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impu...

Preventing Aggression in Children

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

I now realize now that it is the overall way I responded to aggression that has mattered in my children's lives. Given the stress that our children face in today's world, this is an essential life skill.