Posts Tagged: children

Accepted and Rejected Children in School-Age Friendships

The good news for parents is about 80% of children fall within the “accepted” children friendship group. 1 These children have at least one friend who protects them from experiencing long, lonely days in school. The 20% However, the remaining 20% are part of the “unclassifiable” group; they may have no friends at all. Psychologists…

Book Review: The Hurried Child: Growing up too fast too soon

One of my favorite contemporary psychologists is David Elkind, author of the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Hurried Child. The message in his original book published in 1981 was, “Give childhood back to children.” As a child development specialist, his message echoes mine. 25th Anniversary Edition Unfortunately, in his revised edition, the deluxe 25th anniversary…

Back-to-School: Kids & Sleep

Ahhhh, summer vacation. Swimming, camping, amusement parks, and later bed times for children. But school is just around the corner. How can parents help get their children’s sleep back on schedule so they’re not tired when school starts and the alarm goes off way earlier than in the summer? Before School Starts About two weeks…

Back to School & Sleep

by Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 Ahhhh, summer vacation. Swimming, camping, amusement parks, and later bed times for children. But school is just around the corner. How can parents help get their children’s sleep back on schedule so they’re not tired when school starts and the alarm goes off way earlier than in the…

Seriously, the Phone Book?

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2012 “Seriously Mom. You’re going to use the phone book?” While contemplating the Yellow Pages’ value, my daughter types in Papa Murphy’s, our zip code, and locates a coupon…all on line. In seconds, she’s ordering our garlic chicken pizza and cookie dough. I’m still wondering where I left…