PCA 2020

Ages 5-11

Back-to-School Serenity Strategies: Seven Ways to Calm Your Anxious Kid

If your child is naturally shy, introverted, or resistant to change, you probably won’t be surprised when back-to-school anxiety crops up a few weeks before school starts. And what if your typically fearless, hyper-social child suddenly starts to have angry outbursts or impulsive restlessness a couple of weeks before school starts? Could this be a sign of back-to-school anxiety? 

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Teach Your Child Party Manners

When your child uses good manners, other people want to be around them. That’s why birthday parties are opportune events to teach children not only party etiquette but a graciousness that goes beyond rules. Whether your child is the host or the guest, you can make teaching children party etiquette fun. Stage a mock birthday party so that your child can role-play some of these helpful hints. 

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Unplug: How Device-Free Time Fosters Better Connection

Free time spent unplugged can make a big difference in how our families feel emotionally and physically, and when it comes to nurturing our most important relationships. Here’s why.

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Talking to Our Kids About Suicide

How we talk about suicide with our kids is fraught with misconceptions. But as difficult as these conversations might be, our willingness to listen and be direct with our children can mean the difference between life and death. 

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