With report cards comes a whole host of anxiety. For both parents and kids. I’ve seen parents in my office wield their children’s grades as though they are daring me to not be [...]Read more Effort Versus Result
When your child says something spiteful and hurtful to you, how do you handle it? Our response is key to determining whether or not your child will use that behaviour again, [...]Read more Sass, Back Talk, and Smart Mouths
In reading some information on bullying recently, I was reminded of an Oprah show from a number of years ago, that was a tag-on to the ABC Primetime series “What Would [...]Read more Bullying and The Adult Bystander
Teenagers have all sorts of great ideas. These may involve camping unsupervised with a group of friends, going to an unsupervised party at a friend’s house while the [...]Read more To Party or Not to Party?
How many daily power struggles take place in your house? Do you sometimes feel as though your child is saying “no” just for the sake of being disagreeable? Well, [...]Read more What To Do With a Stubborn Kid
Andrea Ramsay Speers
I came across a National Post article I cut from the paper many moons ago,entitled Perfect Angels. It was written by Alan E. Kazdin, who is a professor of psychology and [...]Read more “Perfect Angels”
The older your child gets, the less involved you may become in their homework. Or, then again, you may find yourself nagging and supervising more because less seems to be [...]Read more Homework For Parents