A sense of connection with the adults who care for them is vital to young people of all ages. That is no less true now that your child is older. While things may not be as easy between you and your pre-teen, the fact is they still want and need a deep sense of connection with you.
Uma das práticas que eu aprendi com a Paty Wipfler, fundadora do Hand in Hand Parenting, chama-se “Momento Especial”. É um tempo, 5, 10, 15, 30 minutos, no qual você se dedica exclusivamente a estar com seu filho. No começo, … Continue reading
Parents have full and busy lives. It’s easy to become stressed and overwhelmed with the tasks for our day and easier still to want to move at lightning speed to “just get it done.” Yet, the more we try to push through our day, while dragging our kiddos along, the more we set the stage for a meltdown after we’ve left the house.
Whether you are moving across the country or across town, this can be a stressful time for the whole family. Here are a few things to think about as you prepare for and make your way through this major transition. … Continue reading
When your child rejects you, stay, reassure, and listen. When your child wants his other parent badly, simply stay with her and listen to her feelings. Let’s say, for instance, that you’re the Daddy, and Mommy is going shopping. What … Continue reading
Is your child favoring her other parent over you? If you have a child favoring one parent, welcome to a very large club full of spurned but loving parents. Being rejected by your own child is one of the hardest … Continue reading
Your child will have big feelings when a special holiday or birthday comes up. It’s one child-rearing phenomena you can set your clock by. But it may help to know that every other family deals with the same phenomenon you … Continue reading
Want the ultimate guide to surviving separation anxiety? Claim yours here! Children thrive on connection with their parents. Their need for a sense of connection is strong and constant through childhood. It is this sense of safety and connection that … Continue reading
Each child comes into the world with a different set of potential characteristics. As parents, our challenge is to find ways to work with, and celebrate, the people our children are. Some children are slow to warm to others. To … Continue reading
Q. Potty training has been a huge issue for our three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. She tells us when she has to go, wants privacy and is uncomfortable in dirty diapers. And she is TERRIFIED of going on the toilet. About six months … Continue reading