Archive for 'Behavior'

Shyness

Shyness

 How to help you shrinking violet blossom. Shyness If you have a shy child, chances are you or a close relative were also shy.  That’s because shyness is a genetic trait.  That’s not to say it [...]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

When baby balks at everyone from gramma to strangers.  Separation Anxiety At about 8 months, babies begin to really distinguish between strangers and mom and dad.  This can make things like daycare a real challenge.  But [...]

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 [...]

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone. Airlines have rules in place [...]

Teaching Friendships

Teaching Friendships

How to teach your child to be a friend. Teaching Friendships As adults, we know that it takes effort to make and keep friends.  Sometimes it means being selfless, compassionate and giving. If you have a [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

 Does your child suffer from growing pains? Growing Pains For children between the ages of three and ten, growing pains are a relatively common occurrence.  Generally kids with growing pains find both of their legs aching, [...]

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

Hearing swear words coming from your child’s mouth can be upsetting. More astonishing may be that those first swear words your young child utters were learned on the home front. It can be a shocking moment [...]

Boys, Education & Activities

Boys, Education & Activities

How encouraging your son’s interests makes him a better student. Boys, Education and Activities What is your son passionate about?  If it’s not getting top marks, don’t worry.  You can help him to do well in [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]