When your child starts to hate school, these strategies are crucial to support your child and ensure the greatest outcome with the school.A reader wrote me last week. Identifying information has been changed and I was given permission to post on my blog. Here is a version of her story.My six-year-old daughter wakes just before the crack of dawn talking all about her … [Read more...] about This is How to Respond When Your Child Hates School
Society may not favour sensitive boys. But they are a true gift. Find out how can you encourage your sensitive son to be strong without changing who he is.We were at my kids' favourite Tex-Mex restaurant. My husband, who arrived before me, had the foresight to get the kids tortilla chips to munch on while we waited. Green Crayola crayon in-hand, my son and I played … [Read more...] about How to Empower and Celebrate Your Sensitive Son
Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming.Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says you should face meltdowns, rude outbursts, and tantruming. Should you punish tantrums and emotional outbursts in kids? Find out how research says … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Punish Tantrums and What You Can Do Instead
When it came to the principle of time in/ time out, I thought I understood it thoroughly. But I was making one substantial mistake.Every so often, life gets the best of my normally agreeable and earnest four-year-old son. Whether he's tired, out of his routine, or aggravated by some other factor, he becomes emotional, irrational, and angry. When he's like this, I can't … [Read more...] about Time Ins and the Fundamental Mistake You Want to Avoid
When my daughter started school, I was so eager to find out about her day. When, "I don't know," was all I was getting, I had to get creative. Here are effective ways to find out about your child's day!I had heard a million times over that when kids are asked about their days, the typical response is, "I dunno." What did you do today?I … [Read more...] about How to Ask About Your Child’s Day and Actually Get Answers!