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.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, recently found that verbalizing one’s negative emotions (like fear) helps a person to actually feel less of that emotion. So how can a parent use this information...
Does your child fight with playmates? Does your child have trouble sharing? Katie Malinski, LCSW, coaches a family with an 8-year old son on how to overcome trouble with playmates.
We call it “sibling rivalry” but mostly this is sibling bickering. Kids engage in sort of a low level of sniping, bothering and sabotage that grates on adult nerves. How can you lower the level of antagonism between your kids and get them to settle their own affairs most of the time?
I regularly advise parents to have “Heads’ Up” conversations with kids, about matters large and small. It’s an effective and loving way for parents to help kids stay in their highest selves, their most peaceful and cooperative and problem-solving selves.
Are you blind to your child’s size? According to a new study published in Sweden, half of parents whose children are too heavy for their height believe their children’s weight is just fine.