Research shows that young people are more likely to grow up healthy if they live in a community with caring neighbors. The key is to create a safe haven in which young people feel loved, supported, and understood.
Research shows that young people who have three or more caring adults who support them feel happier and more hopeful, do better in school, and are less likely to rely on drinking, smoking, or drugs to feel good or fit in.
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Research shows that young people who experience positive communication with their parents are more likely to grow up healthy and are more willing to seek their parents’ advice and counsel.
any people, my thought bubbles can get filled with negative stuff, especially when I’m worried or anxious. For a lot of us, the coronavirus has created some new anxieties and concerns.
Is a gluten-free/casein-free diet helpful in treating autism? Our son was diagnosed as autistic several years ago. We've been using behavioral therapies with him, but a friend suggested that this kind of diet might also be helpful.
Do you have any advice for disciplining and training uncooperative school‐age children? My child is now in the elementary grades and life in our household is still an ongoing battle. Can you help us?
How can we encourage and promote our young child's love for learning when we don't have the money for preschool? She already knows how to read and she's curious about everything. I'm not sure that I'm equipped to homeschool a child of her ability. What do you suggest we do?
We have a toddler who is just learning to talk – is there anything important we should know about the respective ways in which moms and dads influence speech development?
How do we deal with a small child who takes off and has to be chased down every time he misbehaves and suspects that he's about to be punished? Is this normal? How should we respond?
How do I tell my young children that their dad won't be around for a long time because he's going to jail? He just received a two‐year prison term. Is there a gentle way to break this to them and help them understand?
Will my sarcastic style of humor hurt my children? I've always tended to express myself in a wry, ironic way. But now my spouse is telling me that this is going to be damaging to our kids, especially as they move into the teen years. What do you think?
How can fathers help their girls learn about modesty? I want my daughter to get a handle on this concept before she becomes a teen, but I feel awkward about raising this subject with her. What's the right role for a father here?
My husband frequently lashes out at our children physically, and has seriously injured them on more than one occasion. I want to protect them, but I'm terrified of how he may react if I challenge him. What can I do?
How can I tell whether my toddler has a serious case of stuttering or stammering, or whether it's just a normal part of speech development when he has difficulty getting his words out?
How do we help a child who seems to have no sense of humor? I'm concerned about how this will affect him socially. Even more importantly, I want him to enjoy life. Am I right to be concerned?
How can I give my kids the chance to try different activities and programs when we don't have much money? I'm a stay-at-home mom and my husband works hard to support our family, but we're living on a shoestring budget. I don't want my children to miss out on life-enriching opportunities.
I am frazzled! I feel like I have almost nothing left for my kids or my husband, but it just feels wrong if I even think of saying “no” when I’m asked to volunteer or help. What can I do?
Our son is turning 10-years-old this month, and we’d like to celebrate his birthday a little differently. We’re not trying to go cheap on him, but we want to do something that focuses on celebrating him.
On birthdays, our sons are at a stage where they tend to focus on themselves and what they will be getting. We’d like to help them learn to be less self-centered and to think about others.
My son (age 13), is suddenly very interested in girls—and a lot of girls at school are very interested in him. How can we teach him about healthy relationships that don’t involve romance?
My husband and I are interested in becoming more physically active, and the more we think about it the more we want to involve our children (ages 5, 7, and 9) in our activity.
We have both teens and pre-teens in the home, and I’m having trouble with all of them when it comes to limiting the amount of time they spend with phones, tablets, and computers.
It’s imperative that we educate our kids about the potential ramifications of not being able to say, “No.” Here are some tips for parents when talking to kids about dating.
If you are separated or divorced, care about the welfare of your children and want to minimize the negative effects of separation or divorce on your kids, there are several things you can do.
After a period of single parenting, a divorce or the loss of a spouse to death, many adults find themselves desiring a committed relationship and if found, that may lead to marriage and the blending of two families.