Archive for 'Behavior'

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Are you living with a chatter-box? If your child is a preschooler, the answer is probably “yes”. Three and four and five year olds love to ask questions. And when they’re not asking questions they’re likely [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

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 [...]

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

When your toddler tantrums what should you do? Experts say try to stay calm, and remind yourself that this too will pass! Terrible or terrific. However you look at it, one thing is certain and that [...]

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 [...]

Shyness and Children

Shyness and Children

Why it’s okay that your child is a shrinking violet. Shyness Just as our kids come in all shapes and sizes, so do they all come with their own unique personalities.  Whether they’re toddlers or teens, [...]

Listening Deeply to Children

Listening Deeply to Children

How just listening can help our children learn inner discipline. Deep Listening We often hear how important it is to really listen to our children.  Real listening means we need to stop what we’re doing, sit [...]

Crankiness and Milestones

Crankiness and Milestones

The connection between crankiness & developmental milestones. Crankiness & Milestones Have you ever tried to learn a new skill, only to be frustrated and irritated by set-backs while trying to master it?  Well, that same frustration [...]