Helping children react to the thought of a parent’s death

 

Each child reacts to this complicated and heartbreaking issue in their own way. The answer depends on many factors, such as the child’s personality, his or her relationship to the sick parent, the age of the child, his or her maturity, and the child’s developmental needs—along with how close or distant the death is. Continue reading

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Why So Angry?

WHY SO ANGRY?

girlWhy do so many children get angry so often? Kids are getting furious even about little things like having to pick up their toys or not getting a Popsicle. These blowups are coming from kids who are ages 3, 4, 5, and older. These are children who we expected to have outgrown tantrums. Although some deeply angry children may need professional counseling, that’s not the case with the majority of now-common anger. It’s a side effect of today’s most popular parenting practice. Continue reading