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Valerie Kellogg is the editor of Newsday's Kids section. She lives in Huntington and is the mother of an 8-year-old boy, Harrison, who loves science, "Star Trek" and anything having to do with space.
As a new season of sports begins, it’s no better a time than now to remind kids of what it means to be a good loser. Here are six tips from Jude Bijou, a California-based psychotherapist who wrote the 2011 book “Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life” (Riviera, $16.95):
1 Encourage your child to express disappointment. “But in a safe and private place,” says Bijou....Read more »
When it comes to my 9-year-old, the worm has turned in the friend-making department. He’s got wonderful friends. And he’s got rotten ones. They can be nasty, throw their weight around and behave as if being cool means acting like a jerk. I don’t like it.
I want to tell some parents I know that their kids are mean, but I remain silent. Until something serious happens as a consequence of the...Read more »
As my son and I searched for YouTube videos to show our pet lizard — crazy sounding, yes, but for a science fair project this year — it became clear that there is little material free of expletives, violence or sexual innuendo.
So I set out to compile a list of videos that my 9-year-old likes and, more important, this parent approves:
“The Black Hole” In this short, a copy machine spits...Read more »