Understanding stages in adolescence is very important to parents when they want to comprehend what their teens are going through. Their chronological age may not correspond to their developmental age so perceptions may be different than what is expected. Early Adolescence Early adolescence is a time when kids begin to separate from their parents internally…

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The capacity for empathy begins to develop about four years old when children recognize the other person’s mind may be different than theirs. Before then a child may appear kind and notice the feelings of an other, but usually that’s because they see in the other person what they feel. They presume what they feel,…

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Helping  Prepare Teens Through Major Exams Supporting teens through major exams begins early in the year. Teens go through stressful times with spot quizzes, weekly tests and major exams. The major exams are the most difficult because they cover the largest amount of work that has been learned. There are many ways to help them…

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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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Do Your Kids Lie? Are you thrown when your kids lie? Sometimes they are little lies, like a three-year-old saying she brushed her teeth when she didn’t. Other times it’s about not actually doing a chore or more troubling, not handing in school assignments and saying all the work was done. What do you make…

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New Book Released UNLOCKING PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE: FINDING MEANING IN YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR ON AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, FAMILIUS, AND WHEREVER BOOKS ARE FOUND.  THE BOOK FOR ‘EVERYPARENT’ Become a “Meaning- Maker”  Unlock the Meaning of Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior Children of all ages demonstrate distressing behaviors. They don’t always do what warm, loving parents wish.…

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