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.
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Stress-free mornings begin on the previous day. As much as possible, get ready the night before:
Relieve Lunch Box Stress-Get boxes ready the night before, too. Also, take the kids food shopping to help choose items they like. Don't worry if your eight-year-old only wants cheese sandwiches every day for a month. It's typical for children to get attached to a single food for a while. PS: Put a love note inside. They may say it's embarrassing, but kids love to know Mom cares.
It's also a good idea for parents to get up first and allow for varying wake-up times to meet each family member's personality. Some kids need more time waking up than others.