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Posted by: John Ackerman, PhD , Amberle Prater, PhD, LPCC on Feb 14, 2019

As parents, it can be upsetting and confusing to see children intentionally hurting each other physically or emotionally. While steps are rightfully taken to support the child who was bullied, the bully’s behavior is usually met with anger and punishment. However, the presence of bullying behaviors may actually be a sign that help is needed.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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It is late at night and your child wakes up with a horrible scream. She is holding her ear, crying and is unable to be consoled. You’ve given her ibuprofen. You’ve given her acetaminophen. These over-the-counter medications help a little, but she is still sobbing, asking you to do something to make it better. Read More


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School, friends, work, social media, relationships, grades and sports. All of these are triggers for stress in a youth’s day-to-day life. But what is the difference between being worried and having anxiety disorder? Read More

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Making New Year's Resolutions? Try Mental Fitness!

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We know mental health is just as important as physical health. Here are some ways you can keep your brain in shape as a family! Read More

Practicing Positive Discipline

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“Spanking was a common form of discipline in my home and my school. I got spanked all the time and look how I turned out – I have a successful career, a great marriage and three wonderful children.” Recent high-profile cases have raised to the media forefront the discussion of Read More

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No New Year’s celebration would be complete without reflecting upon the past year. The 700 Children’s Blog is no exception! Each December, we review our top posts of the year, then wrap them up and put them in one easy-to-click package. Read More

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Why Do New Year’s Resolution’s Fail? Because We Need to Get SMART!

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As the year comes to a close, people find themselves reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and challenges. So why then, do so many people fall short of achieving their goals, and in some cases, abandon all attempts early on? Most often, it is because we don’t know how to set the right goal. Read More


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