Don’t Forget the Hugs

January 15, 2009 by  
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“Children need to know they are loved simply for existing, not because of what they do, what grades they bring home, but just because of who they are.” Vicki Panaccione, Ph.D., child psychologist Parents spend a lot of time telling kids to clean their room, do their homework, wash the dishes, stop fighting with their siblings, brush their teeth and go to bed. When it comes to raising responsible... 

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Parents Want Consistent School Policy On Bullying

August 15, 2008 by  
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Unfortunately, everyone faces some sort of teasing or unpleasant remarks during their lifetime and it is important for children to learn how to appropriately react without resorting to violence. Vicki Panaccione, a licensed child psychologist who specializes in clinical and school psychology, said dealing with bullies is one of the most difficult, but important, parts of growing up. “You don’t... 

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