All Entries For michelle stroffolino schmidt

Why All Kids Need Recess

Reading, writing, 'rithmetic... and recess? According to experts, recess isn't a perk--it's a necessary part of the schoolday. Find out why more kids are losing their recess access
Posted 2/27/2013  12:00:00 PM By:   : 57 comments   94,364 views
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Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes: Help Your Children Embrace Theirs

Today, there is not one model of "family." Here's how to teach our kids to love and appreciate their own families in today's diverse society.
Posted 1/25/2013  6:00:00 PM By:   : 33 comments   32,684 views
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How to Help Children Deal When Tragedy Strikes

In explaining tragedy to children, parents face a difficult task. There is no single right thing to say, and you cannot predict reactions. You can love, communicate, and protect...
Posted 12/17/2012  6:00:00 PM By:   : 14 comments   17,452 views
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How to Ace the Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences can be tough for the adults on both sides of the little table. Learn how to really listen to your child's teacher(s) and make the most of your meetings.
Posted 11/28/2012  12:00:00 PM By:   : 17 comments   22,368 views
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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Our guest blogger, an expert on friendship, takes a break from quantifying how it's important--and shares why friends really matter. You won't want to miss this!
Posted 10/11/2012  6:00:00 PM By:   : 19 comments   28,070 views
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Confession: Parenting is Hard (Even for the Experts)

Nobody's perfect at anything--so why expect yourself to be a "perfect" parent? Here's a lesson in giving yourself a break.
Posted 10/10/2012  6:00:00 PM By:   : 36 comments   21,966 views
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Helping Your Kids Cope with Back-to-School Exhaustion

Starting new routines and learning new skills can make kids cranky and downright tired. Here are five ways to help your kids adjust to a new school year.
Posted 9/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 15 comments   38,370 views
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How to Teach (and Learn) Self-Control as a Parent

If you're a parent, you've probably experienced your share of frustrating temper tantrums. Here's how to keep your cool when your child gets heated.
Posted 8/28/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 25 comments   32,106 views
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How to Keep Your Child Safe in Cyberspace

It's the end of the school day: Do you know where your child is? Chances are, he's probably on the Internet. Here's how to keep your family safe from potential online dangers.
Posted 8/23/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 19 comments   27,255 views
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Kindergarten 'Redshirting': A Leg Up or an Unfair Advantage?

When we were kids, you started school at age 5, plain and simple. The decision isn't so easy these days. Our parenting expert explains the controversy.
Posted 8/9/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 154 comments   73,640 views
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Can We Teach Ourselves (and Our Kids) to Be Happier?

There are 2 kinds of happiness, explains parenting expert Michelle Stroffolino Schmidt, Ph.D. So which is more important? And, how can we teach happiness to our kids?
Posted 7/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By:   : 47 comments   32,350 views
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The Popularity Contest: Why You Don't Need to Finish First

Everyone wants to be popular, but is popularity really all it's made out to be? Here's what you can do to help your kids through the social food chain.
Posted 7/12/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 43 comments   43,369 views
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How Do We Raise Morally Healthy Children?

In a world full of outside influences, how can you make sure your child develops a solid moral foundation? It might not be easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
Posted 6/28/2012  2:00:00 PM By:   : 56 comments   30,645 views
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4 Fun Ideas to Ban Summer Boredom

Now that school's out, it's up to you to keep the kids occupied all day, every day. Get expert tips on keeping kids (and parents) happy--without hours spent planning activities.
Posted 6/14/2012  6:00:00 PM By:   : 15 comments   23,587 views
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