Archives for February, 2013

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Kids and Teens

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a serious mental health condition that often goes undiagnosed in children for years. Many kids suffer in silence because they can't always control their thoughts and behaviors. If OCD develops while a child is in elementary school, they will do a lot to conceal their rituals so no one discovers their secret.

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Parenting Trends – Are You In or Are You Out?


I'm not a really trendy person in general. In fact, you might call me pretty square. As a parent, trends have certainly surrounded me. However, I often found myself falling into the same rut. Or, perhaps I just followed my own trend with great consistency?

I'm sure many of you have found yourself in a parenting rut, I mean "your own parenting trend". Sometimes it's interesting to stick your...
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The Impact of Helicopter Parents on Child Development

You've probably read articles on helicopter parents. In fact, I've already written about helicopter parents at least once. But I found an article via a friend's Facebook page that put things in a different perspective. Kids who have helicopter parents tend to miss important developmental milestone that support independent living skills.

OK, think about that. How many self-care tasks can your child do on their own, such as folding...
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