Dona Matthews Ph.D.

What Can You Do to Nurture Your Child’s Empathy?

By |2019-11-06T05:10:28-08:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

What Can You Do to Nurture Your Child’s Empathy?

Empathy is complex and nuanced. By actively nurturing your child’s empathy, you protect them against bullying and racism, fostering happiness and success in every area of life.

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Let Your Child Win the Food War

By |2019-09-04T01:38:31-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Let Your Child Win the Food War

Provide healthy options, and let your child decide what, when, and how much to eat. That way, you’ll be happy, and they’ll get the nutrition their growing bodies and brains need.

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What Kind of Parent Are You?

By |2019-08-14T15:33:25-08:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

What Kind of Parent Are You?

Are you authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, or neglectful? Here’s a quiz to help you decide, and a discussion of why and how to be a more authoritative parent.

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Children, Chores, and Happy Productivity

By |2019-08-08T10:15:24-08:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Children, Chores, and Happy Productivity

Kids who do chores end up happier, better adjusted, and more successful than others. Here are sixteen ideas for encouraging your child to do household chores.

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When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

By |2019-08-08T05:35:52-08:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

A young child who stutters can be forgiven for tantrums. Here are some ideas for helping your child manage stuttering, deal with frustration, and prevent the risk of tantrums.

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How to Tell Your Child You Are Splitting Up

By |2019-05-24T01:05:46-08:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , , |

How to Tell Your Child You Are Splitting Up

Set the stage for a successful change in your family’s structure by being strong, loving, and confident when you tell your child about what’s happening next.

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Take a Walk, Throw a Ball, Splash in the Puddles

By |2019-04-23T05:12:41-08:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , |

Take a Walk, Throw a Ball, Splash in the Puddles

Spending time outdoors improves your child’s health, happiness, attention, creativity, and well-being. Here are 20 reasons and 20 ways to breathe fresh air into your daily life.

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Going Beyond Intelligence: Raising Happily Productive Kids

By |2018-10-31T20:31:31-08:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Going Beyond Intelligence: Raising Happily Productive Kids

What can parents do to support their kids’ developing intelligence? How is that different–harder, easier, better, worse–for parents over forty? Some surprisingly simple answers.

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Say Yes to Play

By |2018-08-31T08:48:47-08:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , , |

Say Yes to Play

Twelve reasons play is essential to children’s healthy development, and twelve ways parents can ensure their kids are getting the play experiences they need.

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Yes, Your Toddler or Teen Is Frustrating and Foolish

By |2018-06-20T21:31:06-08:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Yes, Your Toddler or Teen Is Frustrating and Foolish

Brain research findings show the best way to respond to annoying or foolish behavior is as learning opportunities for you and your child. Be mindful, kind, and patient. Be loving.

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