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8 Ways To Help Your Child Stand Up To Bullying

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Through the years at Westchester Health Pediatrics, one of the most emotional issues we’ve seen affecting our patients and their parents is bullying. It’s mean, it’s damaging and it hurts, but there are things a child can do to avoid or prevent bullying, and we can help. Understanding how and why a bully uses aggressive

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Bullying | Toddlers

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Bullying in Toddlers Toddlers are active and impulsive, and they’re going to have little fights and wrestling matches that occasionally get out of hand. This play-related conflict can actually benefit young children because it teaches them how to compromise, negotiate and forgive. On the other hand, bullying, whether physical or emotional, damages kids’ self-esteem. Even

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Bullying in the Middle Years

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Bullying in the Middle Years Is your child being bullied? Bullying is abusive behavior. Although it can happen at any stage of life, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. Bullying can take many forms, but it typically includes: Physical harm: hitting, shoving or tripping Emotional harm: making fun of the

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Bullying | Teens

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Bullying | Teens What is bullying? Hopefully you’ve not been bullied but if you have, you know it’s pretty horrible. Bullying can take many forms, including: Physical harm: hitting, shoving or tripping Emotional harm: making fun of the way a kid acts, looks or talks Taunting, teasing Writing mean things or sending hurtful pictures of

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What To Do When Your Toddler Is The Bully

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It’s one of the phone calls parents of toddlers dread: to come pick up their child from preschool because he/she is bullying another child and is being sent home. Although most parents immediately blame themselves, even the most well-mannered kids can bully. There are a number of reasons why one child bullies another. The good news

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How To Know If You Have A Healthy, Well-Functioning Family

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Healthy parenting comes from a healthy family, and vice versa As everyone knows, there is no perfect family, or even a normal one. And yet, while families come in all combinations of sizes, ages, genders and colors, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics have seen over the years that healthy, well-adjusted families tend to have several key characteristics in common:

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Are You A Teen In An Abusive Relationship? Here’s Help.

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Did you know that 1 out of 3 teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship, and 50%-80% know someone in a violent relationship? Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence (triple the national average). According to a survey by the CDC, 23% of

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

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Nobody likes to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be particularly prevalent during the elementary and middle school years. Can anything be done to stop it? Yes. Here are some practical guidelines and advice, gathered from our many years’ experience

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How You AND Your Child Can Successfully Survive Middle School

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The transition from elementary school to middle school can be difficult for many children — and for many parents, too. Although it’s initially only a step up of one grade, this is a big jump both academically and socially.

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Infants & Toddlers

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Infants and Toddlers Hold onto your hat, these first 3 years of your child’s life go by in a flash. In no time, your precious little baby becomes your on-the-go toddler. This tremendous transformation is filled with exciting developments, difficult challenges and lots of questions, so we designed this section of the website to lend a hand.

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