Siblings: When “Equal” Doesn’t Mean “Fair”
Unveiling the Complexities of Sibling Relationships: When “Equal” Doesn’t Mean “Fair”. Explore the impact of birth order, parental dynamics, and individual differences on sibling dynamics. Learn how to foster fairness, empathy, and understanding among siblings.
Sensory Processing Differences in the Classroom
For neurodivergent children with sensory processing differences, a busy, noisy class can be overwhelming. Sensory overload makes learning and self-regulation difficult, which can lead to problematic behaviours and/or emotional meltdown.
Is it OK for parents to fight in front of kids?
Conflict is a normal part of any family. However, when done constructively, parents fighting in front of their kids can be helpful.
Establishing Effective Consequences
In my last blog, I wrote about punishment and how it does not help teach our children anything of value. It only tends to increase the divide between us and them. However, punishment is very different from discipline, or establishing logical consequences. Consequences, when used properly after your child has made a choice (i.e., in […]
Punishment Doesn’t Teach
Punishment. A tricky subject. I find that, more and more, parents have a hard time wrapping their heads around punishment. Or rather, not punishing their child. I often get a lot of push-back from parents about how their child has to be taught a lesson. That their child will otherwise “get away with it.” At […]
Happy Parents = Happy Kids
In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too. – Robert Brault
A few nights ago, my 3-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, you know my best present for Christmas? Being with you.” A few nights before that, my 7-year-old daughter grabbed me, gave me a hug and said, “I love you;” something she never does. It has been a peaceful, happy, relaxed household the past couple of weeks. […]
I spent this past weekend at a hotel for my daughter’s ringette tournament. It was… well… chaos, to say the least. Little girls running around the hotel screaming, painting nails, painting banners, watching movies, exploding popcorn everywhere, and dunking each other in the pool; simply creating havoc everywhere they went. To add to the excitement, […]