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My goal in writing this blog is to help parents keep their kids safe. I’m going to share what I’ve learned in the last 25 years of working with traumatized kids and what I am continuing to learn as a parent and a grandparent.

Helping Your Teen Deal With Depression

Helping Your Teen Deal With Depression

A recent study found a practical way to reduce depression in teenagers focuses on one truth: People can change. During the teenage years, especially in transitional times such as the passage from middle school to high school, kids often feel left out (not enough...

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Dealing With a Child’s Hurting Heart

Dealing With a Child’s Hurting Heart

Kids can often be cruel to each other. Adults can be cruel to kids. And the events of daily life can seem cruel and overwhelming to a child. Most kids aren’t going to bring up to their parents that they are struggling with discouragement or disappointment. More...

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Recognizing Bullying

Recognizing Bullying

Bullying is something that anyone can picture, but it’s often hard to describe without giving physical details or words.  However, the basis of bullying is something that isn’t seen but is clearly felt. It’s what experts call “an imbalance of power.” It’s when...

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Blue Light and Your Child’s Health

Blue Light and Your Child’s Health

It’s an enduring social image of our age:  Groups of kids who sit beside each other or at round tables, not making eye contact with humans but only with the screens they hold.  There’s no conversation.  Only the silent movement of fingers and the glow...

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How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

When children and adolescents don’t get enough sleep, they lack attention and the ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors.  They become difficult and moody.

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Using a Saturday Box To Teach Responsibility

Using a Saturday Box To Teach Responsibility

Want a simple way to get a messy house straightened up at bedtime? A way to address a messy room that doesn’t involve threatening, nagging, or even reminding? My friend Melissa used something called “The Saturday Box.” The Saturday Box is an effective way to use...

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The Long Jog To School

The Long Jog To School

A natural consequence occurs when a child disobeys instructions and parents step back and let the results of that disobedience just happen.

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Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.

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