Category: Other Topics

When Things Don’t Go Perfectly: How to Help Kids with Perfectionism

Q. My 6-year-old seems to be suffering from performance anxiety and perfectionism not only at school but overall in his life. I’d love to get some ideas or help with this issue. Specifically what I notice is that my son will start on a homework activity (for example, a math word problem) and get into an

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Tickling Kids Can Do More Harm Than Good

Tickling children is one of those customary kinds of play that is handed down from generation to generation through our families. It is rarely questioned, but deserves to be thought about more carefully, as it’s a form of play that can, despite good intentions, hurt a child. To put tickling in a broader framework, it’s

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Cómo ayudarle a los niños a vencer sus temores

Un niño se atemoriza cuando circunstancias fuera de su control, o circunstancias que todavía no comprende, afectan su fragil sentido de seguridad. El proceso de desarrollarse, nacer y crecer durante los primeros años incluye muchas ocasiones en que el sentido de seguridad de un niño se ve desafiado. Aunque creamos vivir en una sociedad “avanzada”,

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Getting Through School Struggles

Children love to learn. Learning is as natural as breathing to them—they absorb every single thing that happens. They learn through play, they learn from the behavior of the children and adults around them, they learn from their own experiments. By all rights, going to school, with its new experiences, many children, and opportunities to master

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Cómo ayudar a los niños con dificultades de la escuela

A los niños les encanta aprender. Para ellos, aprender es tan natural como el respirar—absorben todo que sucede a su alrededor. Aprenden a través del juego, a través del comportamiento de otros y a través de experimentar ellos mismos. Definitivamente, asistir a la escuela, donde encontrarán muchas experiencias nuevas, muchos niños y la oportunidad de

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Backbone and Bounce: Building Resilience

What can we parents do to help our children build resilience, so they can bounce back after adversity? This may be one of the key questions in parenting. We can’t entirely protect our children from difficult times. If they’re learning, having adventures, and growing well, they’ll experience downturns and disappointments as a matter of course.

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Parents Can Help with Childhood Fears

A child becomes afraid when circumstances beyond their control, or circumstances they doesn’t understand, rock their fragile sense of safety. The process of development, birth and early growth presents many moments when a child’s sense of safety is challenged. And although we consider ourselves an advanced society, many children still face deeply isolating and even

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When To Wean The Baby

How do you know when to wean your child? When you ask your friends and family when to wean, you’ll get advice that ranges from “Any time you want after the first few months,” to “Your child should make that decision, not you, even if he’s still nursing at three- or four-years old.” I don’t

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Recommended Reading

Our Favorite Books Playful Parenting.  Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.  Ballentine Books, New York, New York.  2001. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Dr Laura Markham. Perigee Trade, New York, New York. Parenting from the Inside Out, How a Deeper Self-­‐Understanding Can Help You  Raise Children Who Thrive.  Daniel J. Siegel,

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Confessions of a Parenting by Connection Nanny: Part II

I realize the important role a nanny plays in a child’s life; the effects of which–for better or for worse–will stay with the child for many years to come. But as I have seen with every nanny job I have had:  I am that “bad” person who represents the replacement of their mommy. One of

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Confessions of a Parenting by Connection Nanny: Part I

On the one hand, I realize the important role a nanny plays in a child’s life; the effects of which–for better or for worse–will stay with the child for many years to come. On the other hand, as I have seen with every nanny job I have had:  I am that “bad” person who represents the

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100 Kisses for My Teen

My teen was home from college for her first short visit and I wanted to connect with her in a close way. I knew she was in the process of learning to be independent, and I wanted to respect her freedom and the personal growth she had achieved. I had read about giving 100 kisses

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Time In Sample BEU Video

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Parent Rescue Squad

In this introductory video, Patty talks about ways parents should be supported, and how to use the Hand in Hand listening tools to build a network of support…

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