Category Archives: Parenting

Liar, Liar Pants On Fire

Lying involves a speaker making a false statement with the intention to deceive the recipient (Bok, 1978; Chrisholm & Feehan, 1977; Coleman & Kay, 1981; Lee, 2000). Lies differ in type, incidence, magnitude and consequence. There are various gradations of [...]

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Children With OSA Require Treatment To Reverse Brain Abnormalities.

Article taken from: American Thoracic Society. (2012, May 21). “Children With OSA Require Treatment To Reverse Brain Abnormalities.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children normalizes disturbances in the neuronal network responsible for attention and [...]

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ADD??? Or maybe…

Jeremy was a bright child in first grade.  His parents were frustrated because of his troubles in school.  As the day progressed Jeremy became fidgety, his ability to focus and attend to information decreased, and he became very irritable. In [...]

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Teen Suicide

The reasons behind a teen’s suicide or attempted suicide can be complex. Although suicide is relatively rare among children, the rate of suicides and suicide attempts increases tremendously during adolescence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that [...]

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Parent Tip

Parents who: offer their child an accepting, caring, comforting, and protecting environment, offer consistency, structure, and regularity of daily routine do things regularly as a family like going out to dinner, playing games, etc set reasonable and firm limits encourage [...]

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Catch Them Doing It Right

How many times a day do you, as a parent, have to correct your child’s misbehavior with statements such as “stop that,” “clean up your room,” or “how many times am I going to have to ask you to put [...]

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Strategies of the request….

Foot-In-The-Door (FITD) and Door In-The-Face (DITF) are sequential request strategies used to increase behavioral compliance. The Foot-In-The-Door (FITD) theory is based on the Consistency Principle, which states once a person agrees to something they will usually stick with it.   When [...]

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Bath Salts

In the last few months, federal and state authorities have started seeing what the media is calling the newest fad to hit the shelves of convenience stores, discount tobacco outlets, gas stations, pawnshops, tattoo parlors, truck stops, the internet, and [...]

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Facts about drugs and drug use.

Facts about drugs Narcotics: Narcotics (such as heroin, morphine, Oxycontin, etc.) are used to dull the senses and reduce pain. Narcotics can be made from opium (from the opium poppy) or created in a laboratory (synthetic and semi-synthetic narcotics). Stimulants: [...]

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Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana [...]

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