Ways to bring out the best in your child

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – As the school year continues many parents may be concerned that their child is not trying new activities or making new friends. This morning Dr. Amy Alamar, author of “Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in your Parenting through Reflective Practice,” stopped by our studio to answer a few key questions many parents have about instilling confidence in their children.

Watch the video above to see the answers to these questions:

  • What can parents do to help their kids build self-esteem?
  • What if your child is very shy or socially awkward at school?
  • What can you do if your child is socializing with kids you don’t trust? You want them to have friends but not if these friendships can lead to trouble.
  • What can you do if you find out your child is being bullied – or worse, bullying other children at school?
  • Is it good to push kids, especially those struggling with friendships, into extracurricular activities?
  • When are extracurricular activities a good idea and when are they simply “extra” and too much for your kids?
  • With extracurricular activities, academics, and socializing kids can get stressed. How can parents tell if their kids a stressed by school or by the 24/7 news cycle – and what can they do about it?

For more information go to AmyAlamar.com

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