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Taking the naughty or nice out of holiday gift giving

In her latest blog post, Children’s National psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD, gives parents holiday tips on gift giving.

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Helping your child cope with shots

There are many strategies that you can use with your child to help reduce distress and fleeting pain associated with shots.

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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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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.