socializing

The Wrong Crowd: When Your Kid’s Friends Are A Bad Influence

By Nancy Da Silva

Your child will have many influences on his road to adulthood; some good, some bad. We hope, as we raise our children that we are teaching them to be decent, responsible people, but what happens when your child comes in contact with someone whose influence counters yours? » Read more

Shy Kids: How to Help Kids Make Friends

By Armin Brott, www.mrdad.com

Dear Mr. Dad: Our daughter is very shy and seems to have very few friends. My wife and I worry that there’s something wrong with her and we want to help her make more friends. What can we do? » Read more

Child’s Play: Teaching Your Child Social Skills

Kids don’t always play fair. It is a fact of life that your child may at some point be picked on or feel left out, but take heart – when your child encounters difficult social dynamics it can actually be a good teaching opportunity for you and an invaluable learning experience for your child. » Read more

Teens and Internet Safety

Keeping Your Teens Safe While They Surf the Net » Read more

Being Friends with Co-Workers and Employees

By Ruth Haag www.RuthHaag.com You probably spend as many hours at work as you do awake at home. Thus, you spend as much time with your co-workers as with your family. » Read more

Video Games and Kids: Setting Appropriate Guidelines

If your child or teenager is hooked on video games, chances are you’ve had more than one confrontation over limits – when, where, and how much is too much. That’s because, like any good parent, you want to set some guidelines for how they can use the games safely and wisely. The question is, how do you sort through all of the issues to make the best decisions for your child and your family? » Read more

Dealing with Common Childhood Fears

Just about every kid has some kind of fear, whether it’s big barking dogs, monsters under the bed, or noisy and crowded birthday parties. Sometimes the fears are just a passing phase, but sometimes they can grow to be larger than life. How can you help your child calm his or her fears, and how do you know when to seek help? » Read more

That’s What Friends Are For: Socializing Your Small Child

By Nancy Da Silva

For the first few years of their life, you are your child’s best friend. You’re the one they play with, talk to and depend on for all their needs. They lavish all their love and attention on you. » Read more

Toddler Bullies: Taking The ‘Play’ Out Of Playtime

By Nancy Da Silva

We all remember the schoolyard bully. Sometimes we were on the receiving end of their taunts and aggression, sometimes we watched as they teased someone else. Hopefully once we get older we no longer have to deal with bullies. But what happens when the bullying is now happening to our children and well before they even enter school? » Read more