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Archive for September 2012

Winning and Losing

Helping children learn to accept defeat gracefully In this week’s post, I would like to share some thoughts on an important aspect of children’s emotional development and a source of distress in many parent-child relationships – winning and losing at games. Everyone who plays games with children quickly learns a first lesson: how important it…

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Battles Over Homework: Advice For Parents

Guidelines for helping children develop self-discipline with their homework For this back-to-school season, I would like to offer some advice about one of the most frequent problems presented to me in over 30 years of clinical practice: battles over homework. I have half-jokingly told many parents that if the schools of New York State no longer required…

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