Archive for 'Behavior'

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Time Out

Time Out

Does it backfire when you give your kids Time Out? Time Out A short Time Out can be an effective consequence when young children misbehave It gives them an opportunity to think about what they have [...]

The Benefits of Boredom

The Benefits of Boredom

Why do nothing time is good for kids. The Benefits of Boredom When your children lament that they’re bored, do you feel it’s your duty to fill their time with one activity or another? If so, [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

Fights and Car Travel

Fights and Car Travel

Coming soon to a back seat on your road vacation – car wars. Fights and Car Travel While traveling with our kids can be a lot of fun, when boredom sets in, watch out. Fights can [...]

Lashing Out

Lashing Out

What to do when your child lashes out at you. Lashing Out When kids are angry or down, they’ll often lash out at mom or dad.  After all, it feels safe to get angry with someone [...]

Strong Willed Behavior

Strong Willed Behavior

How to make the most out of your strong willed child’s behavior. Strong Willed Behavior Is your child strong-willed? Strong willed children are often persistent and independent and these are great characteristics.  On the flip side, [...]

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

What to do when your kids fight with one another? Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry just seems to go with the territory of having more than one child.  But how we handle it as parents can mean [...]

Lying

Lying

What should you do if you catch your child in a lie? Lying So you caught your child in a lie. The reality is all kids have, or will at some point, lie, but getting caught [...]

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

 How to actually get your children to behave a little better! Improve Kids’ Behaviour Usually when our children misbehave, especially the young ones, it’s quite unintentional.  They simply don’t know any better.  Which is why we [...]