Behavior & Issues

5 things I wish I never said to my kids

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” I think that Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish said this about me. When my first baby was born, I was devouring everything ever written under the sun, that was related to raising happy children, using positive discipline, letting them enjoy the special gift of early education [...]

Helping Children to Make Friends

Every morning I wake up to the same sound: “Friends will be friends! When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention,” – shouting the stereo in my son’s room. As much as I love Queen, I am quite tired of this song. “Tired” doesn’t have enough intensity to describe it… yet [...]

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

How to talk to your kids to find out what’s happening in their life and on their school day

“What did you do in school today, honey?” “Um… Nothin’. ” “whom did you play with?” “nobody.” “What did you learn?” “Don’t remember.” I have a wild energy ball for a kid, who could run an entire power plant if we could figure out how to plug him in. He had to do something. I [...]

Scientific way to build your child’s confidence in minutes

…and for years to come. Everyone could use a confidence boost. I know I need one a lit more often than I am eager to admit. And when it comes to my kids, they would benefit with a truckload of that goodness! So when I recently discovered this tip, I could not believe my own [...]