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Welcome to our Health Library, your single source for a wide range of expert health and wellness topics. At Piedmont, we believe it’s always time to get better, so this resource will allow you to search in-depth information on illness and diseases including symptoms, diagnoses and treatments.   Plus, get access to tips and up-to-date Health News to help you and your family stay well. You can even connect with Piedmont doctors and services that can help you along the way. The information – and the experts – you need, all in one place to get better and stay healthy.

Health Tip of the Day

How to Deal With a Defiant Child

  • Determine the values you want your child to have as an adult, and tailor parenting methods that teach these principles. Teach by example.

  • Try to structure situations so that the child's ability to comply will be fostered.

  • Focus on why rules are necessary.

  • Look for clues to what may have prompted the defiant behavior.

  • Use empathy plus limit setting. Express an understanding of the child's position, but clearly state and enforce the rules.

  • Use positive-reinforcement to teach children long-term incentives for good behavior.