Kids Behavior

Know When to Take the Child to a Psychologist

From the time a baby is born to the time he is growing and developing, the parents should take account of their overall development that is not only related to health or physical development but is also associated with the mental development. Anything that looks unusual or strange should immediately be brought to the notice of the specialist. The child …

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When Sibling Rivalry Goes Too Far: Dealing with Sibling Bullying

Bullying outside the home makes headlines daily, but sibling bullying can happen under one’s own roof, and can be misperceived as normal, say experts. “Sibling rivalry and sibling abuse are two separate things,” says Pam Franklin, author of “My Five Sisters,” a memoir of the author’s challenging childhood. “Mental health issues are both at the root of these problems, and …

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Tips for Parents: Help your unpopular child

As parents, we always want our children to be popular among their friends. However, what we constantly forget is that not all the kids are the same. While some of them are talkative and communicative, with highly developed social skills, the other ones are withdrawn, self-conscious, shy, and act in a more mature way than most of their peers. Since …

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Shy Child – 10 Effective Ways to Help Them

Out of ten people there is a likelihood of getting four people who are shy. Shyness involves being anxious and inhibition of behaviors in social settings. A majority children aged between 4 and 15 years have been noted to be shy which is considered to be normal but to some it is never the case since it is so extreme …

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What Is Society Teaching Our Kids?

This is a question that can have more than one answer. It bears examining a few things to get at a more definitive answer. Let’s take a look at the age-old question and see what we can come up with.  Pacification  Families used to spend more time together. In the evenings they would read, sing and/or talk. With the invention …

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Addressing a Bullying Victim – Tips for Teachers

Bullying is all too common in schools today. It is also a problem that should not be taken lightly; bullying can have serious consequences. Children bully for many reasons and sometimes it resolves itself and other times permanent damage can be done to bullying victims. Because of the possibility of physical and emotional injury, all cases of bullying must be …

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Common Misconceptions About Bullying

  There are many common misconceptions about bullying. Thinking that bullying is a normal part of childhood and the victims should just toughen up is perhaps the most stereotypical view of bullying and the biggest bullying misconception. Thinking this way can have serious consequences for both victims and bullies. Bullying should not be tolerated and letting a bully continue picking …

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How Common is Bullying?

  October is National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, SWFL Kids and Family  is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying.  Part II: How Common is Bullying? Many people think that bullying is a common part of …

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Anti-Bullying Month

October is National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, SWFL Kids and Family  is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying. This month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed, and one way to accomplish …

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