Sharing is Caring or Is It OK Not To Share?
In our society, we as an adults are not required to share, how can we expect children to learn that sharing is caring? This is the question that many parents are asking. And it is a valid concern. Parents do not have to share their favourites toys (their iPhones, for example) or their food (no one is […]
How to Tame Toddler Public Tantrums?
Tantrums are normal for toddlers, even legendary. Toddlers feel so passionately about everything, and they simply don’t have enough frontal cortex capacity yet to control themselves when they’re upset. That said, you’ll be glad to know that many tantrums are avoidable. In a public place, a toddler’s tantrum can be embarrassing and stressful for parents. Since a good […]
How to Teach Kids to Embrace Mistakes
From the moment newborns are placed in our arms, we love them unconditionally and as they grow, we support them as they learn to sit, crawl, and walk; we guide them as they make friends; we teach them how to write their names; and provide comfort after every bump and bruise. Our list is full […]
How can I be kind and firm to my child at the same time?
Some parents are kind, but not firm. Other parents are firm, but not kind. Still other parents vacillate between two extremes—at times being overly permissive and at others being overly authoritarian and dominating. Can kind and firm be possible? How Being Kind and Firm Helps You and Your Child When parents are only firm, without […]
How can an English speaking family support kids Mandarin at home?
It’s no doubt that learning Mandarin has became a very popular global trend especially in the past 10 years. Many Western leaders and elites are finding different ways to get their children exposed to Mandarin starting at their very young age. Ivanka Trump and Jim Rogers either hired Mandarin nannies or sent their kids to Chinese language […]
The Art of Praising Children Effectively
Some people say that it is impossible to give your child too much praise. Others claim that constant praise will spoil your child and make him feel entitled, as if the world owed him something. Besides how much you are praising children, you also have to consider the kind of praise you offer. Which type […]
Emotional Intelligence as the Key to Child’s Success
Why is emotional intelligence so important in raising a child? Managing anxiety in order to tackle a big project, managing anger to work through a marital conflict, managing fear to apply for a job — the ability of a human being to manage his or her emotions in a healthy way will determine the quality […]
Turning Terrible Twos to Terrific Twos
We have all heard the term the “terrible twos”. This term is usually used to describe a behavior pattern in toddlers ages 18 to 36 months that is characterized by demands, noise, tantrums, the word no and all kinds of other behaviors that cause embarrassment to the adults that dare to take their children out […]
10 Simple Way to Stop Power Struggles
Power struggles between parents and children happen most often when the parents’ expectations and abilities of the child in that moment are out of sync. So often, your job as a parent is to keep a certain amount of order in your home. This helps the whole family feel safe and well. That also means […]
How to Peacefully Set Boundary and Consequence?
Kids do all kinds of things that we don’t like, things that drive us nuts. Sometimes they do things that are dangerous, things that scare us half to death. They cross lines and test boundaries. These little people we call our kids are trying new things and trying to figure out the world around them. In […]