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Maryanne Law Sunde, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Understanding brain chemistry in a child

QUESTION: How are my children’s behaviors influenced by chemicals in their brains? ANSWER: Having a clearer understanding of brain development and brain chemistry can help ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:01 am

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Helping with homework depends on ages

QUESTION: I’m concerned that homework gets done. How much should I help? ANSWER: The answer depends a lot on the age of your child. Kindergarteners ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:01 am

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Not over reacting can stem power struggle

QUESTION: How do I “side-step” a power struggle when my child does something that makes me anxious? RESPONSE: We create hundreds of power struggles with ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Monday, November 14, 2016 10:08 am

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Children can tune into parental conflict

QUESTION: How alert are children to their parents’ conflicts? Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:02 am

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Quench the emotional fire of your children

QUESTION: What do I do when my child simply isn’t rational? ANSWER: Talking rationally doesn’t work when a child is on fire emotionally. Your child ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:01 am

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The facts surrounding depression

QUESTION: What should we all know about depression? ANSWER:  I watched my mother cope with bouts of depression since I was 11. I learned a ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:01 am

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Present security when helping children with transitions

QUESTION: My daughter struggles with change. How can I help her handle transitions successfully? ANSWER: Children rely on the security of the familiar to continue learning ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:01 am

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Shaping positive parent-child relationships

QUESTION: How do positive parent-child relationships and healthy family interactions influence future parenting skills? ANSWER: Parents teach first. Not too long ago, the family clan ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:01 am

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Good with animals, good with children

Question: Do people who are “good with animals” make good parents? Answer: I have been reading the autobiography of Mary Rose O’Reilly, “The Barn At ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:01 am

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Appreciation leads to encouragement

QUESTION: How do we know if we are making a positive impact in our families? ANSWER: In the ages and stages of life, being liked ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:14 am

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Campaigning to stop drunk driving

QUESTION: Is there state campaign to get drunk drivers off the roads? RESPONSE:  The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is statewide and nationwide ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:01 am

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Show appreciation through communication

QUESTION: Now that I’m a parent, I realize that I really want my parents to know that I love them, but it’s easier to show ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:26 am

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Teaching children impulse control

QUESTION: Would you give me some help in how to teach impulse control to my children? RESPONSE: Impulse control and self-control are skills we have ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, August 7, 2016 11:01 am

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Social interaction can be taxing

QUESTION: Are introverts naturally shy people?   RESPONSE: Shyness occurs when we are scared of being judged negatively. An introvert is someone who prefers quiet ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:01 am

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Cooperative kids getting clear instruction

QUESTION: What do some parents do that causes their children to listen and cooperate, while the parents of other kids are ignored or disrespected? RESPONSE: ... Read more

by Maryanne Law Sunde, Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:16 am

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