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  • Conflict vs Bullying - How can you tell the difference

    Conflict vs. Bullying: How can you tell the difference?

    As parents, we want to prepare our children to handle conflict and work through it, but what may sound like a conflict to us may sound like bullying to others.  How do you determine if your child is facing a conflict with someone else, or if they’re actually involved in bullying? First, let’s define bullying.  […]

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  • Bystander Behavior- What do other children do when they witness bullying

    Bystander Behavior: What do other children do when they witness bullying?

    You can just imagine it. Your son or daughter is on the playground, and a bully comes up to them.  They start picking on your child, and soon, one of your child’s friends steps in to defend them. The bully walks away, and the confrontation dissolves.  Sounds likely, right?  Wrong.  The fact is that most […]

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  • How to speak with your child’s school about bullying

    How to Speak with Your Child’s School about Bullying

    Your child has opened up to you that he is being bullied at school.  Now what?  If you feel less-than prepared to handle this situation, you’re not alone.  Although most schools are becoming responsive to bullying behavior (and are likely required to by state law)  some are still not doing enough to promote open communication […]

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  • Is Your Child Being Bullied

    Is Your Child Being Bullied? Know How to Spot the Signs

    As a parent, it doesn’t take much to detect when something’s different about your child.  While not all issues are apparent, if your gut is telling you that something’s wrong, then it’s time to inquire. The health issues that children experience when involved in bullying – as the bully, bullied or bystanders – are significant.  […]

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  • How to Identify if Your Child is a Bully

    How to Identify if Your Child is a Bully

    Maybe it’s the extra money your child came home with.  Or the fact that he’s losing his temper more often.  Does she deflect responsibility for her actions, especially if those actions are earning disciplinary consequences at school?  Children who bully often exhibit certain behaviors, and it’s important as parents to be able to identify the […]

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  • Disruptive Behavior

    Disruptive Behavior

    My 3-year-old is very disruptive of other children’s play. How do I help her respect other people’s personal space and boundaries? Telling her not to do something makes her very angry. Also, she seems to have a lot of…

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  • Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Current evidence tells us that DDT was responsible  for a host of medical problems and the deaths of many children – but the link wasn’t proven until  more than 30 years later!

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  • Fast Facts about Huffing

    Fast Facts about Huffing

    “Huffing,” or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781–786).

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  • Trichorrhexis Invaginata and Trichorrhexis Nodosa

    Trichorrhexis Invaginata and Trichorrhexis Nodosa

    Dr. Greene, I read your comments concerning school age children’s hair loss. My situation is a little different. I have an 18-month-old girl and she has been losing her hair for about 6 weeks. The dermatologist says she has…

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  • Expressing Pride in Our Children

    Expressing Pride in Our Children

    As a child I always wanted to please my parents. I would have done anything to have my father say he was proud of me. He died several years ago, leaving me with the feeling that he was disappointed…

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