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Teach kids to think before they jump to conclusions

Teach kids to think before they jump to conclusions

Some kids act impulsively when things don't go their way. Others will escalate their emotional response to the point that this is 'the worst thing ever'. Parents can show kids that there is a better way to respond to negative situations.Read more

Five ways to get teens to listen

Five ways to get teens to listen

Getting on the same page with young people is a challenge for many parents. Often they’ll listen to their friends, and even their friends’ parents, before they listen to their own parents.Read more

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.Read more