Parenting Tips on Helping Your Child Transition to Middle School Transitioning from Elementary School to Middle School is a great challenge for many kids. The expectations of meeting new kids from other schools, having more serious school work, and meeting different teachers are part of the concerns. Then there is just negotiating the new landscape.…

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Sally: “It’s release day for author and psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. Her book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior offers parents a system for understanding what their children think, want, intend, and feel. In addition to presenting Hollman’s five-step method for developing Parental Intelligence (a term she coined), her book shares case…

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What is Teen Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is the value teens place on their self-worth. Adolescents need to develop a healthy sense of self-love. They often ask themselves how they measure up compared to others. The crux of the matter is what they value such as their grades, the number of friends they have, their appearance, their…

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