I remember thinking that I
had covered all the bases
to make my young son’s
first school experience
wonderful. So, all was in place to ensure a
healthy, happy school experience.
What could possibly go wrong?
You’re going to a restaurant with your kids. Is this going to end well?
Will diners at neighbouring tables (maybe it will be me) send non-verbal
messages of disapproval?
Most kids are taught to say please and
thank you, but there are behaviour subtleties that get overlooked. When
these little extras are well learned...
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”
That old chestnut may have helped many children survive elementary school dust-ups, but it turns out, it may be wrong.
When our kids’ feelings are hurt, we feel their pain and try to help them ...
We look, but we don’t always see
There were lessons that were not well learned when I was raising my three kids. One was that I didn’t always hear their words because I was so busy spouting my own. “Be quiet! Listen to me!”
Today, when I hear a grandchild...
Grandchildren seem more able to accept age limitations than adult children.
I’m older than a lot of grandparents and have made an astonishing discovery. Very small children pick up on the limitations and possibilities of the adults in their lives. Tiny tots learn to ‘read’ these adult VIPs very early...
How much of our character and personality is passed on to our kids through our genes and how much through observation?
I’m a worrywart. My oldest daughter is a worrywart. And she blames me. So here’s the question; did she learn this behaviour by living with me and, like measles,...