• Be the Best Parent You Can Be! – Talking to Your Teen

    Wednesday April 24, 2013 – Wednesday April 24, 2013 2845 Wilderness Place Map and Directions | Register Description: Talking to Your Teen: When to Listen, When to Talk Speaker: Cynthia Divino, Ph.D. This lecture is the third in the Be The Best Parent You Can Be! Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series Join us for this lecture which […]

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  • Counseling or Psychological Testing?

    Q: We are trying to determine the best 1st step towards addressing our daughter ‘s challenges. She is in 4 th grade. We don’t know whether to start with testing or start with counseling. Some behaviors of concern include: refusing to participate in class activities and work, withdrawing by hiding hr face, age inappropriate tantrums, […]

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  • Help For Parents And Children Emotionally Impacted By Shooting In Connecticut Elementary School

    After the initial shock, disbelief, horror and compassion for the families and community involved,  a typical reaction is to be fearful that something like this can happen to someone we love.  We want to check on the people we love and draw them near us, hoping that we can always keep them safe.  It may […]

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  • Lying in School-Aged Children

    Q. My daughter who is seven and half has been lying. We have always stressed the importance of telling the truth in our family so this is very troubling to me. She recently told a staff member in her school program that my husband and I were going on vacation for a month and she […]

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  • Children & the Spirit of Giving

    Q. I get so distressed by my children’s requests around this time of year. It seems that every time I turn around my 5 and 7 year-old have another request for their “Christmas wish list.” This upsets me for two reasons. First, I would like to instill in my children the spirit of giving-not receiving- […]

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  • Toddler Hitting

    Q.  My 18 month-old daughter, “Karen” , has started to hit me. It seems to happen whenever I tell her she can’t do something she wants to do. I can’t understand it; my husband and I don’t hit her at all. Why is she doing this and what can I do to get her to […]

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  • Divorced Parents Have Different Parenting Styles

    Q. My wife and I have been separated for 7 months and are in the process of divorcing. We have very different rules for our 5-year-old daughter. For example, there are different bedtimes, different morning routines, and different behaviors that each of us do not tolerate. I think my daughter ‘s mother is much too […]

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  • Arguing in Front of Children

    Q. My friend tells me she and her husband have a policy of never arguing in front of the children. My husband and I do have sometimes heated arguments in front of our children. Is this likely to hurt my children?   A. The question of whether or not to argue in front of your […]

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  • Bad Influences

    Q. My 13 year old daughter has been hanging around a girl who I believe to be a bad influence. This girl is wild. She dresses promiscuously, lacks supervision at home, skips classes, and encourages my daughter to stay out late. She is rumored to be using drugs. I am worried she will encourage my […]

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  • Bed-Wetting

    Q. My son is still not completely toilet trained even though he is 4 and ½ years old . He is generally dry during the day but continues to wet his bed every night. My older son was toilet trained without any accidents after age 3. I have discussed this with my son’s pediatrician and […]

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