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  • Parenting During A Pandemic
    May 30, 2020 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Parenting During A Pandemic

    The pandemic has changed all our lives and for the last few weeks family members have been together at home due to self-isolation requirements. I have noticed that those who are experiencing a great deal of frustration are parents of...

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  • Helping a Child To Do Well
    August 7, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Helping a Child To Do Well

    Well, it's time for a new school term. Most parents and grandparents think that it is up to a child to do well in class and on their report cards. They often don't recognize, however, how their own actions contribute...

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  • Parenting Problems?
    February 27, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Parenting Problems?

    I definitely do not blame parents for all the problems that they have with their children but, at the same time, realize that there are strategies parents could use to make the job easier. Unfortunately, in our society, we don't...

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  • Your Child Has a Problem
    October 14, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Your Child Has a Problem

    As a psychologist it is my job to help figure out the differences between can or can't and will or won't. Some parents might be worried about their children now that they have been in class for the past few...

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  • Good Job, Mom!
    September 28, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Good Job, Mom!

    It was way after business hours when I was ready to go home. As I left the building and headed towards my car, I heard a voice call out "Excuse me. Can you help us?" On the sidewalk were three...

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  • Ten Important Things To Teach Your Teen
    June 29, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Ten Important Things To Teach Your Teen

    The word graduation is usually defined as the receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma. Most of us, however, use the term to refer to times in life when we have completed something of which we can be...

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  • Helping Your Child Do Well In School
    June 9, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Helping Your Child Do Well In School

    It's almost the end of the school year and many parents are concerned about whether their child will pass or be in the same grade for the fall. Worry will not help you or your child! You cannot change another...

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  • The Difficult Role of Parenting
    January 5, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Difficult Role of Parenting

    For years I have had parents come to me asking about how they can change their children or improve their own parenting skills. Unfortunately, they often have the illusion that they can control their children and therefore orchestrate the choices...

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  • You Are the Role-Model
    October 13, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    You Are the Role-Model

    Children learn from those around them. What are you saying? Do you tend to use threats with your children that everyone, including you, knows that you will never act upon? Saying things like "I will never bring you to the...

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  • Helping Your Child to Finish Well
    June 10, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Helping Your Child to Finish Well

    It's the beginning of June and only a few weeks until students will be facing a summer of leisure. For some, it will be the end of their formal academic life. Others will be preparing for exams and still others...

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Drug Addiction
    August 10, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Talking to Your Kids About Drug Addiction

    Parents have many responsibilities and one of them is to ensure that communication about difficult subjects occurs. Because of the easy access to street drugs, it is therefore important that you are able to provide the education and environment to...

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  • Back to School Advice!
    August 9, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Back to School Advice!

    As the new school year approaches there are some parents who will be sad to see the summer fun end and others who are counting the sleeps until everything gets back into a routine. Preparing your child for the re-entry...

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