When crises like the one unfolding in Ukraine occur on the world stage, it’s hard to know what (and how much) to tell our kids. Whether or not we mean to, adults can contribute to anxiety and fear in children by their words, actions and reactions.
By Vinay Saranga M.D.
Children are an absolute gift! As parents, we want the best for our children in all aspects of their lives. After all, their happiness means the world. However, this is the time of year when parents begin to hear more and more about the things their children want as the holiday lists roll in.
When we are presenting to audiences of 200+ or talking with individual coaching clients, one thing we hear more often than we would expect is,
“My child won’t let me…”
Many times, without anyone actually realizing it is happening, children are ruling the home. The children have the power and the parents, while not happy about it, throw up their hands, shrug their shoulders and go along with it.
Provided by Parenting Power Have you ever found yourself critiquing yourself repeatedly for a mistake you made a while ago? Perhaps you wish that you had used a better “comeback” or had been calm-cool-and-collected instead of out-of-control-heated-and-LOUD! You are not alone! We all make mistakes in our interactions with other adults and especially in interactions
provided by Presidents’ Choice® Eating together – we’ve done it since the beginning of time, when hunters and gatherers shared their spoils. Kids eat together on the playground, and college students dine in shared dorm rooms, but as we get older and take on day jobs, are we still eating together? Apparently, not so much.
provided by Access to Culture July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and a great time to talk to your kids about Smartphone etiquette. What do they need to know? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette and modern manners expert, who is the founder of Access to Culture, offers these tips: Avoid texting, talking and driving: If
By Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary Recreation It goes without saying that we want the best for our kids! As parents and caregivers, we try to do our best to navigate the messages, images, pressures, and expectations that come along with caring for a child, but it is not an easy task. As a