When you have an elementary aged child who is melting down frequently you may start to ask yourself “Is my child normal? Is there something wrong with him/her?” and “How do I help my child?” This article addresses these questions in a very thorough and thoughtful way.
When your child gets angry it is sometimes hard to know how to respond to diffuse the situation. Add to this uncertainty your own emotional reaction and the result can be disastrous. This article gives 12 helpful things to remember when your child gets angry. Read it and feel empowered!
For some kids school is a very bumpy road. Parents can feel very helpless watching their kids struggle, not knowing how to support their child or navigate the system. As a school counsellor, part of my job is to support families who are struggling in the school system. I am open to hearing parents’ concerns about their child in school and about the school itself. This article also provides some guidance.
Anger is a natural and healthy emotion. We all feel angry from time to time. However, when children outwardly express their angry it can be a trigger for their parents and caregivers. The more children and their parents understand anger the better they become at expressing it and reacting to the expression of it. This article provides very practical ways to discuss anger with children.
Anxiety in children is no longer a rarity. Many parents report that their child seems anxious and that they do not know how to respond to their child when they are dealing with anxiety. Sometimes parents unknowingly contribute to their child’s anxiety when they are trying to help them. I recently read two articles that have helpful ideas for parents of anxious children. If you are in need of some ideas read them!
Have you ever asked your child “How was school today?” If so, you know that the answers to this question can be pretty disappointing. I have a five year old of my own who often answers with “good” or “I don’t remember”. Thankfully someone has thought of a bunch of questions that are sure to inspire much more exciting answers from your kids! Give it a try!
For some children heading back to school or starting school for the first time can be filled with anxiety and fear. As parents can be very difficult to know how to support our children through these emotional times. This article gives some very helpful ideas for parents.
This document summarizes a lot of effective ways for kids to solve problems and resolve conflicts at school. This is the best way to ensure that our schools stay positive and peaceful.
Connecting with your kids means limiting screen time!
A graph that shows that great parenting and teaching strike a balance between the “boss” and the “caregiver”.