Archive for 'Limit Setting'

Sibling Jealousy

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 [...]

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]

Computer Game Violence

Computer Game Violence

When’s the last time you observed the computer and video games your children play? Well once you do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly laying down some ground rules on the types of games [...]

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

Hearing swear words coming from your child’s mouth can be upsetting. More astonishing may be that those first swear words your young child utters were learned on the home front. It can be a shocking moment [...]

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 [...]

Family TV Time

Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer. Family TV Time In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights [...]

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Why rewards and bribes backfire when it comes to motivating kids. Rewarding & Bribing When it comes to getting kids to do what we want, it’s awfully tempting to use rewards, but rewarding children for what [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]