Archive for 'Behavior'

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

A new U.S. study of more than 55,000 children younger than 12 years of age has linked secondhand smoke to behavioural problems in children. The study found that children who lived in homes where parents or [...]

Why Nagging Children Backfires

Why Nagging Children Backfires

How to know if you’re teaching or nagging your kids. Nagging Backfires Most of us have done it, nagged at our children. Maybe we’ve nagged our kids to clean their room, or do their homework. While [...]

Teaching Kids Through Natural Consquences

Teaching Kids Through Natural Consquences

Why letting our children fail could be one of the best ways of guiding them. Learning from Mistakes As parents, it’s so tempting to step in and stop our children from making mistakes. After all, it’s [...]

Talk Your Way to Discipline

Talk Your Way to Discipline

Why reasoning with our kids is one of the best ways of setting limits. Discipline While setting limits is vital to our children’s well being, laying down the law without any explanation is one of the [...]

Setting Limits with Young Children

Setting Limits with Young Children

Sometimes your child’s misbehavior may have more to do with how she is feeling physically, rather than how she’s feeling emotionally. At one time the word ‘discipline’ had negative connotations. Today though, most experts see discipline [...]

Punishment vs Discipline

Punishment vs Discipline

Punishment and discipline. Why these two words are not interchangeable. Often when we think of disciplining our children, the word punishment comes to mind. But more and more, both experts and parents are seeing that discipline [...]

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

If there is one behavior that most parents, caregivers and teachers would readily admit drives them around the bend it’s whining. The good news is there are some simple ways to help your child to avoid [...]

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Bringing home a new baby? If you already are the parent of a toddler ora  preschooler, you can expect her feathers to be a little ruffled by her new, little sibling. One of the most traumatic [...]

When Children Fight With Their Friends

When Children Fight With Their Friends

Is your child on the outs with his friends? As tempting as it is, jumping in to solve her tiffs isn’t the best solution. When our children have a fight with one of their friends, it’s [...]

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

Did you sleepwalk as a child? Then chances are your child will be a sleep walker too! Sleepwalking. As strange as a phenomenon as it is, it’s one which is relatively common. Studies tell us that [...]