Archive for 'Behavior'

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]

Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Authors Rex Forehand, Ph.D., and Nicholas Long, Ph.D., are experts in the field of child psychology. They have helped thousands of parents achieve discipline using positive reinforcement, without yelling or harming the child’s self-esteem. The Strong [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Dealing with Strong-Willed Behavior

Dealing with Strong-Willed Behavior

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

What to do if You Catch Your Child Lying

What to do if You Catch Your Child 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 [...]

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

Today’s kids are different. Our traditional parenting tactics aren’t working; in fact, they are making matters worse. Psychotherapist Alyson Schafer says, “Just as antibiotics created super bugs, old parenting methods have created the discipline-resistant child, and [...]

When Children Show Courage

When Children Show Courage

How to help our children become more courageous and less fearful. Showing Courage In many ways, growing up is all about facing fears. A child facing their fear of the dark, facing fear of leaving home [...]

How to Deal with Unwanted Child Behaviors

How to Deal with Unwanted Child Behaviors

The connection between children’s development and their behaviour. Unwanted Behavior When it comes to our children showing less than desirable behaviours, it’s tempting to think kids are acting in certain ways on purpose. But really, problems [...]

How to Cope With Sibling Jealousy

How to Cope With Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]