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Teaching children about gratitude

Psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD, shares tips on teaching your children to be grateful.

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Traveling with kids

In her latest blog, Children’s National psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD, discusses tips for planning ahead on your holiday travel for maximum fun.

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Preventing kids from abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Every day, almost 2,500 teens abuse a prescription medicine for the first time.

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How to handle a bad report card

Eleanor Mackey, PhD, gives parents advice on how to deal with a bad report card and other bad news.

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E-cigarettes, vaping and teens: what you need to know

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, e-cigarette use has sharply risen and is now the most commonly used nicotine product among youth.