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Melody Matthews Lowman, M.A. has a background in both psychology and education. Her biopsychosocial approach allows her to be a resource for behavioral and educational problem solving for children, teens and adults.

The Parent/Childcare Provider Relationship

I dedicate this article to Joan and Roxanne who took care of my daughter and Mrs. B. who took care of my son. An excellent childcare provider is a treasure: valuable and hard to find. We entrust our children to … Continue reading

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“Sort of…”

“Sort of” using a behavioral change plan to help your child develop good habits is “sort of” like being on a diet.  And it works about as well. Once you commit to helping your child learn a good habit you … Continue reading

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As you choose a school or college:

Many parents are applying to schools for their children, or helping their young people apply to schools and colleges. I have been told that the following advice has been useful. Be realistic; if a school or college does not select … Continue reading

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Homework for Parents

I have a few suggestions for parents whose children are assigned homework. First, DON’T DO THE HOMEWORK FOR THEM! It is so tempting to try to help your child by relieving his stress or pressure. Unfortunately, this is parenting for … Continue reading

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Children and Sports Participation

Many parents believe that team sports are necessary for their children. Sports are valuable for physical health and coordination. Research does not support the idea that team sports are inherently better than individual sports for children. Many children thrive by … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Develop Positive Habits

Children learn habits more quickly if they do their tasks in the same order all the time. For example, in the morning: toileting, washing hands and face, putting on clothes, eating breakfast, brushing teeth, in that order but television, toys … Continue reading

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