Parents & Kids Enjoying Winter Together – A Customised Guide Snow, Sub-zero winter for 6 moths a year. Not all family members love that. According to Environmental Canada, snow fall can occur from October to April. Temperatures can range from 10degrees to -35degrees. Darkness is a companion. Many individuals become inflicted by lower motivationContinue reading “Winter Family Fun”
Living with a child with anxiety can put an entire family on edge. It is not uncommon for parents to worry about their own parenting skills as they work on raising their child through emotional turmoil. Self-doubt, self-blame, and confusion can blur our effectiveness as moms and dads. We want to help and not hurt. But, there are keys, uncomplicated strategies, that can transform you into a confident parent.
Selman (1981) proposed an idea of how children’s skills and perspectives on friendships develop over time. Outlined here as well are suggestions for how you, as a parent, can use this to guide and support your child’s social skills and strengthen your family relationships. Stage 1: Friendship Based on Proximity (3-7 years) Definition: Anyone whoContinue reading “What’s Reasonable to Expect from Your Child’s Social Skills? – Info and Tips.”
Children have stress, and emotional challenges too. They don’t, however, process problems like we adults do. Specialised techniques that are suited to their development are necessary. Learn more about these.
Fun Ways to Draw Closer to Your Adolescent Sadly many parents and teen’s relationships grow in distance during the teen years. Parents get discouraged by their teen’s pre-occupation with their peers and media and their “apparent” disinterest in spending time with their family. However, their apathy is only an illusion. Teens do want to connectContinue reading “8 Ways to Connect with Your Teen”