I have come to the conclusion that I am somewhat naive when it comes to things like video games. My personal video game history involves things like Super Mario Brothers on [...]Read more So Long, Pong
Kids say a lot of stuff over the course of a day. Some of it we listen to, some of it we hear and dismiss, some of it we ignore. But what we listen to and how we respond can [...]Read more Dealing With Strong Emotions
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