Behavior & Issues

Helping children overcome social fears. First-Impressions Scaredy-Cat

Hello, nice to meet you. And this is my oldest one, trying out this class… what do you mean, he wouldn’t come in?! Playdate time! My kid is peeking out of the window, he can’t wait to see his friend’s car pull up to our driveway… He is here! He is here! I hear the [...]

My Child Never Lies. True or False?

“He lied!” – that’s a 5 year old guest shrieking on a trampoline, as my 8 year old host awkwardly slips away. “I can see you are upset, dear, but he NEVER LIES.” NEVER LIES.  Is there such a thing?  A kid, who comes out with the embarrassing truths? Who tells you about his grades [...]

Pre-Teen Girl. How to handle her multiple personalities.

Moms of tween girls will laugh, or may be cry, recognizing their daughters in this brilliantly written by Abi blog article. We loved this article posted on www.ScaryMommy.com and would like to share it with our readers. The Multiple Personalities of a Tween Girl by Abi I have a tween. A girl – the most savage of all [...]

Does Positive Discipline impact your child’s truth telling?

Who doesn’t want an honest kid?  Who doesn’t read those kiddie moral stories to your own brood with a secret hope her own darling turns out THAT AMAZING TRUTHFUL kid?  The Research by Psychology Science magazine recently published a study that can help their parents greatly on getting to that ideal: how moral stories that [...]

Don’t bother asking if I’m Ok! Feelings and empathy.

I know I shouldn’t have yelled it.  I wish I didn’t.  Pain is getting mixed with guilt and it doesn’t make me feel any better! I hate it when parents tell that to their own kids.  I hate when I hear teachers asking that my own kids.  I just found out I really hate it [...]

Can I hear the magic word, please?

“I’m cold!” – the demanding voice from the back seat.  My husband’s hand stretches towards the car AC controls.  I am gently pushing it back towards the steering wheel.  “Cold!” – the voice becomes nastier.  This time around daddy manages to turn down the AC dial.  I swiftly dial it back.  An evil mom freezing [...]