Halloween might be scare season, but kids get scared even by everyday experiences. The teacher who gives a stern look could mean a child gets anxious about going to school. A trip to the doctors office for shots is … Continue reading
Hi Patty, Group settings, especially large group settings, are very difficult for my daughter. I see a little girl who has some real fears of these situations, and it really hurts to see others judging because she is nervous and … Continue reading
My five-year-old started kindergarten last week and he is almost finished with his second week. It wasn’t an easy transition for him and here is how we supported him using Parenting by Connection tools. Through summer, my son resisted to … Continue reading
When my son was about 21 months old, he started to hate having water poured over his head when I washed his hair in the bath. He would scream and scream every time, even when I was meticulously careful not … Continue reading
My husband and I had a friend visiting us and toward the end of the visit, my son started to play with the TV remote control, increasing the volume while we tried to talk, again and again. All of our … Continue reading
I had been playing with a mother and her 4-year old daughter at a PlayMorning. We were having a good time together. The mother wanted to do a short listening exchange with another parent, out of sight of her daughter, … Continue reading
My habit had been to lay down with my five-year-old daughter at bedtime until she was asleep, which often took half an hour or more. She would fall asleep fairly easily when others put her to bed, reading books with … Continue reading
She started to cry on and off, and I tried to remember if anything had happened that might have upset her.
She has a strong mama “preference” and almost never chooses to be with me rather than with her mother.
Has your child ever lashed out and hurt someone? Has another aggressive child ever bothered him?