Dealing with Bedtime Hassles

Parents often raise concerns about bedtime routines. You know the drill – one more drink, one more story, one more trip to the bathroom and the list goes on.  There isn’t a child anywhere who doesn’t try to extend bedtime at least once in a while. But more serious bedtime…

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The Importance of Connecting with your Kids

I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you are spending as much time as possible with your children before the end of the summer break.  Summer is a great time to connect with your kids. Families are generally less busy with organized activities like sports, music & dance…

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Parents: Let Kids Help

 It is tempting for busy parents to do all the household chores themselves, thinking it is quicker, easier and that at least the task will get done “properly”.   But when parents take this attitude, they deprive their kids of opportunities to learn cooperation, responsibility and other important life skills such keeping…

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Fostering Healthy Self Esteem in Children

Self-esteem – the collection of pictures children carry around of who they are and how they fit in—is formed early in life.  Even though children make these decisions internally, parents have a tremendous influence on the unconscious decisions children form.  The way parents communicate both with words and actions, help…

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Why Do Kids Behave the Way they Do?

Child Behavior Many parents don’t realize that children are constantly making decisions on how to achieve “belonging and significance”.  This quest for belonging and significance is one of the key concepts of Positive Discipline.  When children feel discouraged they will often turn to negative ways which they perceive will bring…

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