Archive for 'Behavior'

Toddlers and Discipline

Toddlers and Discipline

What not to do when it comes to toddlers and limit setting. Toddler Discipline There’s no doubt that toddlers can be incredibly strong willed.  In fact, it’s common for them to refuse to budge from a [...]

What to Do About a Child Who Bites and Hits

What to Do About a Child Who Bites and Hits

Is your youngster having trouble expressing her frustrations verbally? It may be the reason why she’s resorting to biting and hitting others.  Often young children go through a phase in life where they express their feelings [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What to do if Your Toddler Bites and Hits

What to do if Your Toddler Bites and Hits

Does your young toddler bite and hit others? Biting and Hiting Does your child bite or hit other toddlers in a playground or at a playgroup? Fortunately this is a behaviour most kids will outgrow, once [...]

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

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 [...]