With many kids asking questions about COVID-19 and the assault on the Capitol, Child Psychologist, Professor & Author, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, provides a roadmap for parents wondering how to best help their children navigate stressful world events and shares the tools needed to address tough conversations with their children.
Behavior & Development
Read about raising happy and confident children, improving their concentration, screen time alternatives, navigating school friendships and more in our Behavior & Development section for school-aged kids.
Hate the chore wars just as much as your kids do?
Here’s how to assign them responsibilities that are appropriate for their age and make sure they get them done…
Do you have a strong-willed child? You’re lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to “break their will,” strong-willed kids often become leaders.
As the mother of children who seem to care more about Halloween than birthdays, Christmas and Easter combined, Writer & Author, Summer Land, has been thinking a lot about what October 31st is going to look like this year. In this article, she shares her tips for talking to kids about a new (not) normal as well as Halloween activity alternatives.
Do regular screen time limits and rules apply during COVID-19? A recent report by Common Sense Media gives parents new guidelines for 2020…
No parent ever wants to hear that their child is being bullied or worse still, that they are doing the bullying; however, it happens even when we think our child isn’t capable of those acts. The best thing we can do is to be informed and learn the best ways to support them in either situation.
Being a kid in 2020 definitely comes with some future bragging rights, but in the moment – it can feel scary, hard and sometimes even unfair. In this article, we look at the importance of mindfulness as well as five ways you can help your child practice it.
Worried about how your baby is feeding? Is your toddler missing sounds? Is your child having trouble communicating at school? It might be time for them to see a speech pathologist. In this article, we speak to Rachel Hampshire from Word of Mouth Speech Pathology about when to seek professional help.
With our kids at home and most summer camps canceled, addressing our kids’ many needs isn’t easy. Being aware of what those needs are is a great place to start.
Forget the stuff they tell you in parenting books. These are the real lessons parents learn in the school of life.