Tips for Getting Chores Done with Small Children

Deesh  “helping” me in the Learning Tower

I get asked all the time — “How do you do it with all those young kids running around?!”  People seem astounded at the amount I’m able to get done on any given day. Continue reading

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Traits your child needs to succeed

What makes a child do well in school? When this question is asked from the parents they always have lots of great answers: a high IQ, a terrific school, well-run lessons, skilled teachers, a creative curriculum, high expectations and the list goes on and on Continue reading

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Is your son a constant bundle of energy … always moving, unable to sit still, even for a few moments? Is your daughter easily distracted and forgetful, tending to frequently “have her head in the clouds”?

Maybe you’ve tried to calm your child down, or urged him to focus. You may have attempted to increase his nightly hours of sleep, adjusted his diet or encouraged him to get more physical exercise—yet nothing appears to be working.

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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

How Children Deals With Parents Separation

Relationship breakdown can be one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life. It is often a time when you may experience confusion, sadness and anger with high levels of conflict. For some, these emotions can continue for a period of time, while for others, an acceptance that the relationship has ended occurs very quickly and the healing process commences. Sadly, our children can be the ones most impacted by the end of a relationship.

Children react to separation in different ways. The way your children will react depends on many factors including:

  • Family relationships before separation
  • Your children’s ages and personalities
  • How both parents manage the situation

These tips are designed to help separating couples to minimize any impact on their children. While you may cease to be a partner, you never cease to be a parent.

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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