How to Help Our Child to Overcome Exam Syndrome

Students are often faced with a series of exams or tests at the end of term or semester, which are usually scheduled closely together. This can lead to great stress for students - and those who live with them! The words stress and pressure are often used interchangeably but in fact they are quite different. … Continue reading How to Help Our Child to Overcome Exam Syndrome

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11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying

What is bullying? StopBullying.gov defines "bullying" as unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading rumors to name-calling to physical aggression. Essentially, Bullying is an … Continue reading 11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying

Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a power struggle with your child? Any time you’re asking your … Continue reading Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here's the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also need some healthy separation from us as they go through … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend