Archive for 'Behavior'

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]

Mood Swings

Mood Swings

When your teen’s moodiness is cause for concern. Mood Swings Mood swings and teens really do go hand-in-hand.  Along with the hormonal fluctuations, teens are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit [...]

When Parents Lose Their Cool

When Parents Lose Their Cool

What to do when you lose your cool and blow up at your kids. Losing Your Cool As parents, we’ve all been there. A discussion with our kids turns into an argument, we blow up, the [...]

Listening Deeply to Children

Listening Deeply to Children

How just listening can help our children learn inner discipline. Deep Listening We often hear how important it is to really listen to our children.  Real listening means we need to stop what we’re doing, sit [...]

Back Talk and Children

Back Talk and Children

A few tips on how to cope with back talk from your child. Back Talk Does your child ever give you back talk?  You know the type, where you ask your child to help you with [...]

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

In the quest for thinness, has your teen developed an eating disorder? Is your teen or adolescent excessively concerned about her shape and weight? Is she irritable, depressed, or withdrawing from friends? When combined with weight [...]

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

With a few tips, you can overcome homework battles with your children. Homework Battles Today, kids can get a lot of homework, and getting them to do it can be a running battle in many homes. [...]

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Teenagers who are happy and positive during adolescence are found to have better general health as adults and are less likely to take part in risky behaviours, according to a recent study published in the July [...]

Brain Development

Brain Development

A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Brain Development If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things are the way [...]

Keeping Adolescents Safe

Keeping Adolescents Safe

What parents need to consider to keep their adolescents safe. Keeping Adolescents Safe Have you had the “big talk” with your preteen or even teen?  Most parents dread the idea of sitting down and discussing the [...]