Bradley Hospital helps you deal with difficult parenting issues in these comprehensive reference sections:
Effective DisciplineCurrent attitudes, ideas and help for parents of toddlers, teens and kids in between.En español
Alcohol & Drug AbuseUnderstanding potential problems, signs of abuse, and tips for prevention and intervention.En español
Depression & SuicideRecognize the signs of depression, why kids fall victim and what you can do to help.En español
Teenage PartiesWhat you don't know can hurt you. Tips for parents of hosts and guests. Plus, ideas for a successful bash.En español
Life's Difficult ChangesSymptoms of transitional difficulty in parents and kids and advice for dealing with change.En español
Parent/Child CommunicationFeel like you're from different planets? Here's how to find middle ground.En español
Childhood ChoresWhy household chores are important for kids and teens.En español
Healthful LeisureA little leisure might be just what your family needs. Why leisure time is important and how to add more to your life.En español
Rhode Island Parents' Guide to Children's Mental Health (PDF 5.07mb)Have questions about common children's mental health problems? Download this one-stop resource for those answers plus information about advocacy organizations and support groups.
(This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it installed you can download it now for free.)
Ever wish kids came with instruction booklets? Being a parent is a tough job. You can breathe easier knowing that Lifespan hospitals offer a wealth of information and resources to make that job a little bit easier.
Here's some information from the pros:
The Three Styles of ParentingCommon parenting styles and which kinds of children benefit from each.
Raising Resilient ChildrenRaising children in today's world can be exciting, terrifying, rewarding and disappointing-all at the same time.
Chores Teach Responsibility"The value of chores," explains Bradley Hospital's Rowland Barrett, PhD, chief psychologist, "is in the lessons learned from accomplishing them."
Dealing with Childhood FearsChild specialists at Bradley offer information to help you better understand your child's fears.
Reading TipsLearn the benefits of reading for children of all ages.
StorytellingTelling original bedtime stories can boost your child's imagination.
Telling Your Children They Are AdoptedThe adoption discussion does not need to be a disruptive or upsetting event.
Parenting TipsThese six tips for parenting daughters are just as valid for sons.
Growing Up Female in AmericaWomen can have it all-both the breaks and the breakdowns-and it starts in childhood.
Bikini Season-Yikes!There is no denying that there is a societal pressure to be thin. Help your daughter feel comfortable in her own skin.Eating disorders
Hurting to be Perfect: Risks of Poor Body-ImageMany feel the pressure to attain an unrealistic body ideal. This can be damaging to adolescents and can lead to eating disorders or risk behaviors.
Kids and FriendshipsDeveloping friendships are important to a child's happiness. Here are some ways you can help.
Helping a Shy ChildSome children have more difficulty in social situations. Bradley early child development specialist Ronald Seifer, PhD, has advice.
Articles for Beating the School BluesTips for stress-free mornings, after-school safety and homework without tears.
When Should Your Child Miss School?Stuffy noses and stomachaches are not always good reasons to keep a child home from school.
How to Help Boys Succeed in School AgainBoys are falling behind in school across the nation. Find out why and how to help.
School AvoidanceGet to the root of why your child doesn't want to go to school.BullyingLearn the signs of bullying in children.
Risky Business: Understanding Teenage Risk BehaviorsInformation to guide parents to help their children make good decisions, and also, to understand why sometimes they won't.
Surviving Prom SeasonThis rite of passage can be difficult to navigate for both parents and kids. Our experts offer tips for handling issues associated with attending the prom such as stress, sex and alcohol.
Adolescents and Self-CuttingLearn from an expert why teens deliberately hurt themselves.
Teens and StressStress factors, signs of overload and tips on how to manage the mayhem.
Teach Your Children Non-ViolenceWill every new school year be dangerous? How to teach our kids nonviolence.
Is TV Going Too Far?While the TV rating system may provide some assurance to parents, the fact is, there is more violence on the tube than ever.
Violence and Video GamesHas the content of video games gone too far? How to keep the violent games out of your children's hands.
Beating BulliesBully advice for parents and teachers from Bradley psychologist Steven Barreto, PhD.
Domestic Violence and KidsWhat your kids see can hurt them. Learn about the effects of domestic abuse on children.
Protect Your Kids in CyberspaceIt's a parent's worst nightmare-a predator is stalking your child in the privacy of your own home.
Children, Teens and StrangersHere are some simple steps parents can take and how and what to teach kids in order to avoid dangerous situations. Plus, how to protect your kids online.
Talking with Kids about Traumatic EventsBradley Hospital experts present these suggestions to help kids cope with and manage difficult events. Plus, how to talk to kids about personal tragedy.
Kids and Medication StudiesBradley Hospital medical director Gergory Fritz, MD, discusses things parents should consider before signing up for a medication study.
Helping Hyperactive KidsFrustrated families may wonder: Is it just misbehavior or could it be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Kids and OCDWhen to be concerned about your child's worrying.
Dangerous Eating BehaviorsSometimes, severe preoccupations with one's body image can result in serious issues like anorexia and bulimia, or body dysmorphic disorder.
Kids and Eating DisordersAnorexia nervosa is the third most common chronic condition among adolescent girls.
Adolescents and Self-CuttingLearn from an expert why teens deliberately hurt themselves.Safe Medicine StorageAvoid a visit to the emergency room by keeping medications out of the reach of children.
The Truth About Child MolestationProtect your children from possible victimization.Talking to Children About Sexual AbuseMargaret R. Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, child psychologist at Bradley Hospital, answers common questions about children and sexual abuse.Domestic Abuse Hurts ChildrenExposure to domestic violence can damage a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.
How Tall Will Your Kids Be?Experiment with this online child height predictor.
How Safe Are Energy Drinks?The potential side effects of energy drinks should lead parents to give them a second thought.