It’s an age old question, that of which can never fully be answered: does nature rule our lives, or does nurture play a bigger role? It seems that research and anecdotal evidence confirm that while nurture certainly plays an important role and has influence in who we become, there is just no escaping nature. As […]
Sometimes you’re ready for your child to venture forth into kid society but she has trouble making a move. She may be just naturally slow to warm up. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if in addition to being reserved your child is also unsure of herself, then she needs some help to become more confident.
This illustration helps parents understand brain dysregulation, so they can pick & choose appropriate interventions based on their child’s brain functioning at any given moment. To say it another way–this helps make sense of your child’s tantrums, explains why some things you do just make things worse, and gives a parent guidance for what TO […]
When children tell untruths, cry without tears, laugh or say, “I don’t care” when you dole out a threat or consequence, you may see this behavior as manipulative and then react accordingly. If I think this child is manipulating me, I am naturally going to feel angry, put-upon and even trapped. These types of emotions […]
Sibling rivalry is normal kid-behavior but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with nastiness. When you replace unpleasant actions with more acceptable behavior, you guide your children in handling difficult situations and handling themselves.