Archive for 'Limit Setting'

Teaching Inner Discipline

Teaching Inner Discipline

Why letting our kids make small mistakes actually helps them. Kids and Mistakes There’s no doubt that kids need limits and guidance. But of course, in time, children will require more than our limit setting.  They’ll [...]

The Perils of Punishment

The Perils of Punishment

How encouragement goes a long way when it comes to disciplining kids. Limit Setting When It comes to disciplining our kids, the one word that comes to mind is “no”. But saying “no” can dampen children’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dealing with Tantrums

Dealing with Tantrums

Just why do toddlers throw tantrums? Trantrums We’ve all seen them, our children have done them, hec, we did them when we were their age….throw a tantrum that is. You could almost say that throwing a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toddlers and Time Out

Toddlers and Time Out

A few ideas on fine art of disciplining a toddler. Time Out Let’s face it, there are times when young children misbehave to the point that their actions may require a consequence that helps them calm [...]

Aggression and Anger in Young Children

Aggression and Anger in Young Children

At around a year or 18 months of age, many parents notice a change in children’s behavior, as they turn from a lovable cuddly infant to an aggressive little tyke. Biting, hitting, kicking. Is toddler aggression [...]