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by Larry F. Waldman, Ph.D., ABPP I have been working with children and their parents for 40 years. I began my career as a staff member for a boys’ home in the late 1960’s, taught “emotionally handicapped” teens in 1971 and 1972, served as a school psychologist for the Scottsdale (Arizona) School District from 1973 […]

Three A’s of Great Fathering

by Keith Zafren You can make this the best Father’s Day ever by learning the Three Essential Fathering Skills all dads can master and all kids need. Child development experts and studies reveals that what children appear to need to know and feel most from their fathers—and what fathers are eminently capable of communicating—can be […]

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3 Simple (Controversial) Tips to Promote Reading Comprehension for the Struggling or Reluctant Reader at Home

by Kumar Sathy Your child is struggling with reading comprehension, reading like a robot, or just unwilling to voluntarily pick up a book and read. You’ve tried everything and exhausted every reward you could possibly dangle in front of your child, and still, you can’t get your child to voluntarily pick up a book and […]

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7 Job Hunting Tips for New Grads

by Nancy A. Shenker Just graduated? Home for the summer? Still unemployed? You’re not alone. But here are some sure-fire tips to get you from couch potato to paycheck! Close to 2 million kids will graduate college in 2012. And millions of high school and college kids are now flooding the summer job market. Your […]

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Early Signs of a Struggling Teen/Young Adult

Increased Stress Puts More Teens at Risk Spot Early Signs of a Struggling Young Adult Adolescence is difficult in the best of times. It’s doubly stressful for kids today; they’re experiencing the same worries and insecurities as adults in this troubled economy, and with far fewer coping skills. From families struggling with joblessness and foreclosure […]

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The Power of A Message

By Tom Gagliano When my son was nine, we were watching a baseball game together on television. As the camera panned over the cheering fans, he asked me why the kids in the stands were so excited. I said that the players are heroes to those kids. I suggested that someday one of those players […]

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