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Help Your Child with ADHD/ADD Get Ready for College

Is it common for teens with ADHD/ADD and executive function deficit not to accept the resources to learn how to become organized? Also how do they get the help they need once in college? A common reaction to feeling disorganized, anxious, and out of sync is avoidance. To support your child who may be avoiding …

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Preschool Perspective: Girls have long hair and boys have short hair, right?

Concerned mom submitted the following question to Peace At Home: Feeling super disappointed as I write this… It’s the first week of Pre-K for my almost 5-year-old, and at drop off today, the teacher pulled Todd aside to let him know that our son was being mean to a little boy in his class yesterday. This particular …

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6 Steps to Successful Lunchtime: Help Your Kindergartener Get Ready for School

Your child is already (or finally) off to kindergarten. Did you go back to school shopping? Maybe purchase a new lunch box? If this is your child’s first time with lunch away from home, help her get ready in both practical and social ways. I’ve borrowed a few ideas and added a few more I …

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Sibling connections – for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings (Birth – 5 years old)

Your older child was so excited about the new baby. But, now that your baby has arrived, he is uncooperative and sometimes acts like a baby, himself. Meanwhile, you’re trying to control your youngest as she starts to throw tantrums and learns the word “no.” This scenario is all too common, but there are simple …

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Expert: Limit kids’ screen time

MICHELLE FIRESTONE, Chronicle Staff Writer MANSFIELD — In today’s world, digital technology can sometimes feel like it has taken over our lives. Wednesday evening, Aaron Weintraub, a behavior specialist at Holiday Hill Day Camp & Recreation Center in Mansfield, told a group of Mansfield Middle School parents that, while digital devices can be used for …

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Debate about self-soothing as a solution when waking up in the night

Dialogue from Peace at Home Parenting’s Private Facebook Page We’re having some debate about self soothing. The doctor told us that our 4 month old son needs to learn how to self soothe in the night when he wakes up and be able to get himself back to sleep.  During the day, he sometimes cries …

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Kids eat snacks like Netflix. As soon as one ends, another one is getting started* 

When parents permit kids to “graze,” that is eating at will throughout the day, parents will often end up with power struggles with kids and sometimes even eating problems or disorders. Experts suggest that scheduled meals and snacks with limited offerings is best for developing good eating skills. Ellyn Satter, nationall recognized adviser on feeding …

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P@H on Channel 8 – WTNH Positive Co-Parenting Part 2

News 8 continuing our look at Positive Co-Parenting. After Justin Michaels had gotten into a good co-parenting groove with his ex-wife, Chantel, he introduced her to his new girlfriend, Laurah. Related: Positive Co-Parenting Part 1: Exchange conflict for compromise and communication “She was in nursing school at that point, and I’m a nurse, so we were talking about …

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P@H on Channel 8 – WTNH Positive Co-Parenting Part 1

Exchange conflict for compromise and communication by Sarah Cody View at https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/connecticut-families/positive-co-parenting-part-1-exchange-conflict-for-compromise-and-communication/1731905496 BURLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Divorce is difficult.  Oftentimes, mom and dad need to put aside contentious feelings to make sure their child still feels stable and secure.  News 8’s Connecticut Families is taking a two part look at how to co-parent in a positive way. “There were other times …

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