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My toddler does not understand that her friends shouldn’t hit her. Help!

For young children, the best way to stop a behavior that you do not like is to provide positive attention and praise for the opposite of that behavior.

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Coping with quarantine: Boys versus girls

Many girls are still communicating with their friends by phone, video calls or social media and sharing their feelings and emotions, but many boys are turning to video games

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Q&A: How do I get my child to play with their older friends?

Psychologist Eleanor Mackey answers a reader’s question about helping her daughter play with her friends.

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When your child’s friend has cancer

Young children, who may be struggling just to understand their friend’s illness, may not know how best to support their friend and will need your guidance.

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Helping your teen navigate their emotional landscape

You can help your teen learn the skills to get through sticky situations, and come through as a healthy young adult with few bumps in the road.