Helping Kids Build Relationships

Relationships can take many forms, but ultimately can be more or less healthy at times. What is the difference between a healthy or unhealthy relationship? How do you teach children to navigate these relationships throughout their life and build strong, fulfilling relationships?


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Developing a Positive Relationship with Your Child

Here are some helpful strategies to make a big impact and start the building blocks of establishing a positive relationship.

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Helping Kids Interact with Those Who Have Social Challenges

No matter the social challenge, there are ways you can help both children successfully enjoy some playtime together – and create lasting friendships. Try these ideas.

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Parent Support of Their Child's First Relationship

How can parents of teens have a conversation and an open line of communication upon his or her first relationship? Here are some of my favorite tips to address questions and concerns.

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Parenting Teens: Navigating Through Adolescence

Finding creative strategies and solutions to address tough moments can help get you through those choppy waters of adolescence.

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Keeping Your Teen Safe Online

Aside from physical abuse, our youth are also experiencing digital dating abuse. This is the use of technology to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a current or former partner.

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5 Tips to Help Your Teen Navigate Breakups

Here are tips for providing support to your teen and teaching them how to manage future relationships.

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Teen Relationships: Healthy, Unhealthy or Abusive?

It’s important for everyone, especially parents, to know and understand signs and expectations of a healthy relationship, as well as an abusive one.

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Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

As an adolescent pediatrician, parents are often telling me how difficult it can be to monitor what your kids are doing online and on their cell phones.

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Navigating Teen Relationships in a Digital World

With calling, texting, internet browsing, games, social media apps and dating apps at your teens’ fingertips, it becomes difficult for parents to monitor digital behaviors.

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Strategies for Denying or Delaying Sexual Behavior

Despite knowing about the risks of unsafe behaviors related to drugs, alcohol and sexuality, teens and adolescents still feel the powerful pull of peer pressure.


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