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How to handle common parenting challenges

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 13, 2019
The situations are all-too-familiar. The teenager who refuses to get out of bed. The middle-school daughter who rages when it’s...
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A parenting expert shares the common mistake that psychologically damages kids—and what to do instead

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 11, 2019
After years of studying the psychology of parenting — and through my own experience of being a mother — I’ve...
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The Secret To Getting Your Kid To Stop Doing Something? Don’t Say Anything

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  November 2, 2019
Kids are kind of a mystery. One day they love something, then the next day they won't so much as look at...
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Do We Really Need Shooter Drills?

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  September 10, 2019
Alan Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, told NBC News that “the most important part of...
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Well-Intentioned Parental Behaviors Result in Kids Who Are Less Successful

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  May 10, 2019
The relationship between kids and parents is well-studied and researchers are perpetually learning more about what parents can do--or not...
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Westport cops teaching parents to spy on their kids

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  May 9, 2019
“Let’s think of a word stronger than ‘mistrust,’” said Alan Kazdin, research professor and Sterling professor of psychology at Yale...
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How to Raise a Creative Kid (but Not a Daydreaming Weirdo)

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  January 13, 2019
Dr. Alan Kazdin, a renowned professor of psychology and child psychiatry and head of the Yale Parenting Center, has spent...
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When your child wants the truth about Santa

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 23, 2018
When my kid busted us on the Tooth Fairy last year, I knew that Santa Claus was next. "That's you,...
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New Study Demonstrates Dogs Help Children Recover from Stress

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 22, 2018
A new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology found that children experiencing stress who...
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So Your Child Has Failed. Here’s What to Do Next

By Dr. Alan E. Kazdin  /  December 9, 2018
Just like adults, children sometimes fail. And when they do, parents too often do not react. They figure that failure...
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