Archive for 'Development'
When it comes to our children’s education, entering the first grade represents a big milestone. Fortunately there are ways to ease the transition. Grade one! It’s quite a milestone in a child’s life…and a parent’s! For [...]
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 [...]
Have you signed your child up for after-school sports leagues and lessons? Former Olympian Silken Laumann, author of Child’s Play believes that there is a lot of be gained in those leagues and clubs. “You have [...]
While signing children up for after-school lessons and sports teams is valuable, new studies reveal that allowing time for unstructured play is also valuable. Studies reveal that over the past 50 years, free, unstructured play in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
How play helps our children’s brains develop. Play and Development In today’s world, we need children to learn how to plan, organize, strategize, be attentive, and have a good working memory. These are called ‘executive functioning’ [...]
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