Category Archives: Parenting Blog

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Talking to Children About Death

Most of us find it difficult to talk to our children about death, but unfortunately they will experience it sometime in their lives. Death is inescapable and we must let our children know that it’s okay to talk about it and it’s part of the life cycle. If we are open, honest and comfortable with…
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Is Your Child Disorganized?

It is unlikely any child wakes up in the morning and decides he wants a barrage of negative feedback from his parents and teachers about his lack of organization. Life is easier for those who have these skills. Organization, or lack thereof, is based on executive functions which are innate neurological processes. Individuals with adequate executive function skills are able…
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Helping a Child Who Bites

If your child bites, think of it as a big wave of tension that has suddenly flooded his brain.  Most of the time it’s not a planned, willful behavior, but a build up of frustration inside him, which has no permissible outlet. His body does it for internal reasons, and he simply can’t control it.…
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Discipline Does not Have to Mean Punishment!

If you have been pleading, yelling, bribing, constantly explaining, threatening or even punishing your child to get him to do what is expected of him on a daily basis, maybe it’s time to consider the possibility that he may not have the skills.  He may very well have the desire and the potential to carry…
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