"Another hug, Mommy.” I’m dropping seven-year-old Mary off at school, and we’ve already hugged and kissed each other’s cheeks four times.
Non-responsive kids got you down? Here’s what to do.
I hate report cards. Grades represent results and results don’t matter in the way we think they should.
The challenge for parents is to help their kids move past the “emotion” of confidence and, instead, understand that confidence is more than a feeling — it’s a mindset.
One of the most important developmental accomplishments in childhood is the emergence of self-discipline.
Precocious (or early) puberty is on the rise.
According to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, 12 percent of Canadians suffer anxiety disorders, making it the most prevalent of mental illnesses. And it seems kids are becoming increasingly affected.
My daughter's experiences with bullying are more difficult to tell than my own. Not necessarily because they were worse, but because they really are not my stories to share. I can only give the viewpoint of mother.
My kids and their friends hardly ever use the phone to speak to each other. Even their cell phone is rarely spoken into unless my husband or I – gasp – phone them. (Sometimes I’m too tired to text.) As a result, we often have no clue with whom (or when) they are communicating.
For some children, anxiety can take the shape of selective mutism. Parents must help them find a voice.