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Screen addiction: How much is too much?

Because of the different ways children use screens, there is no set number of hours that qualifies as a screen addiction.

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Talking to your teen about suicide

Here is a guide on risk and protective factors, how to talk about suicide with your child and what to do if they are having suicidal thoughts.

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Praising children effectively

Research consistently shows that praising children is one of the most powerful ways to encourage a behavior.

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Text bubble bullies: the latest in cyberbullying

Recently, there has been an uptick in cyberbullying based on which smartphone kids use and whether they have iMessage or SMS capabilities.

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Finding special time for your kids

In this blog post, Children’s National psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD, gives parents advice on finding special time for their children.