Tag Archive: teaching empathy

My kid is a lot like your kid

*This is a special guest post by mom and pediatrician, Dr. Abbie Smith* I am a fellow Dr. Mom like Melissa. I am slightly different from Melissa in that I have a child who just happens to have been born with Down syndrome. Since October is National Down syndrome awareness month we thought it would…

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Tweaking our parenting perspective

I’m not a parenting expert. I don’t have all the answers to doing this parenting gig “right”. Not by a long shot. In fact, I’ve been very candid about my parenting mishaps. Take a look here and here. Oh, and here too. Parenting is hard. It’s also the most important thing we’ll ever do. We’ve…

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The making of a bully

Last week, I addressed a concerning issue from one of my readers about helping her children deal with a neighborhood bully. In discussing this very important topic, the heart of the issue cannot be overlooked…how does a child become a bully and why? Today, I’m so very pleased to have Katie from Practical Parenting here…

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The neighborhood bully

I recently received a message from a friend and reader regarding bullies. She has some very legitimate concerns about a certain young bully in her neighborhood that is making life very stressful for her two young boys and the rest of the kids on her block. He curses, calls names, and “accidentally” hurts the other…

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