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4 Fathering Tips for the School Year | Connecting with your Son | Matthew Martin, M.S.

Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him.  With these challenges comes both stress and excitement.  Do you remember your first day of class?  Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep.  The first day is usually fun, with everyone running on adrenaline from seeing good friends […]

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents

Could your toddler be a bully-in-training? Television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras show preschool aged girls hitting and bullying each other and their parents. Behavior that typically may be identified as bullying for older children may be excused as appropriate […]

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | 4 Tips for Parents

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents

When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child to cheat?” There suggestions that parents must have added an extreme amount of pressure. Others […]

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents

Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, but for being the victim of harsh insults and threats from school bus children. According […]

To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question.

“Spare the rod and spoil the child” is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years.

A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children that […]

Boundaries in Parenting | The Importance of “No” | Fox 35 Jada Collins

“No” is Not Always a Bad Thing

Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only […]