Separation anxiety is so hard on parents and children. For a parent, it is brutal to see your child devastated. Then leaving them in that state of devastation feels terrible. Fortunately, there are powerful strategies that will help your child feel empowered when you're gone. Whether you're dealing with separation anxiety in children who are quite young who are older, I have … [Read more...] about Brilliant Tips to Ease Separation Anxiety in Children
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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
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!
When your child gets angry or their behaviour becomes especially difficult, remember these two simple, powerful strategies. Rooted in positive parenting, these strategies will restore calmness and mitigate meltdowns. It pains me to say this, but my four-year-old son and I lost the harmony we once had.Honestly, I have never totally understood how to parent … [Read more...] about Powerful Strategies to Turn Your Child’s Anger and Difficult Behaviour Around
After school is your child overstimulated and overtired? Find simple, powerful activities and strategies to calm your child. Back to school has come with a slew of intense emotions. At the end of August, my son started kindergarten.In the days leading up to his first day, he was quite sensitive.We did our best to explain what would happen at pick up and drop … [Read more...] about 30+ Calming Kids Activities That Will Promote Peace in Your Household