Tag: preschooler

What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

Podcast interview with Erika Christakis, author of The Importance of Being Little. We talk about what preschoolers really need from grownups, how to create an atmosphere of free expression, bolstering children’s resilience, and what parents should look for in a preschool

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Alternatives to ADD Meds + Young Adults in Rehab + Bilingual Advantage + Sending Kids to College

Guest 1: Marilyn Wedge, author of . Topic: A drug-free approach for troubled kids. Issues: Understanding that there are almost always alternative treatments methods other than medication for troubled kids; the need to change the language mental health professionals use to classify behaviors and feelings. Guest 2: Joseph Lee, author of . Topic: Parenting young adults in treatment and beyond. Issues: What is addiction? How do we cope when a child returns home from treatment? […]

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Oh, No. Not the Birds and the Bees…

Dear Mr. Dad: My son is approaching the age where we need to have “the talk.” My dad died when I was young, so my own introduction was nothing more than what I could find in books or from friends. I want to give him some...

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The Favored Parent

Dear Mr. Dad: My three-year-old son prefers his mom over me! I work full time and my wife is a stay-at-home mom. How can I get him to spend time with me without feeling that I’m competing with Mom? A: Well, you’ve already taken...

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