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Kids and Lying: Does Your Child Twist the Truth?

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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You: “You failed your biology test? You said you studied!” Your child: “Well, I forgot my books at school the night before the test. It wasn’t my fault!” You: “Why didn’t you tell me? I’m so tired of your lies.” When your child lies to you, whether she does it by telling a half–truth or conveniently "forgetting" some... Read more »

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Do You Fight with Your Child Every Night?

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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Homework, chores, TV, computer time, bedtime: are each of these areas potential land mines that can start a fight with your child each night? If you answer that question with a “yes,” you’ve already taken the first step toward making things better. You’ve recognized that there is a pattern of behavior and interaction... Read more »

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6 Ways to Stop Sibling Bickering and Rivalry

By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC

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“Mom, he just called me a bad name.” “I did not, you liar!” “He did too, Mom, and he always does; you just never see it!” “Get lost, you brat; you’re such a baby!” “I hate you!” Siblings bicker; it’s what they do. They tease and taunt and fight. It can drive parents crazy and wear us down—and for good... Read more »

Keeping Kids Safe from Predators Online and Offline

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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Jerry Sandusky. Michael Jackson. Mary Kay Letourneau. All of these individuals were accused and/or convicted of committing unspeakable crimes against children. While certainly upsetting, these high profile cases are a good opportunity to spark a conversation with your kids about staying safe, as parents are the first and most powerful line of defense against predators.... Read more »

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