Teens Need Structure Too Most often, when we think of implementing structure into our children’s lives, it is because we have a newborn that needs a feeding schedule, a toddler that needs a nap schedule, or a child that needs an activity schedule. When children become teens, they are often left to implement their schedules. […]
Even when they are in a setting where they don’t have to wear masks or socially distance, they are still more disconnected than before.
With that said, teaching children the skill of COMMUNICATION will help them connect better.
It’s no doubt our world has changed, and our lifestyles are more hectic and fast-paced
than ever before. Coupled with the failures, peer problems, disappointments, etc., that
children run into along the way, it makes it hard for parents to sit on the sidelines and
just let things happen. And often, parents feel a sense of guilt for not having more time
with their children, so doing more gives them a sense of relief and creates what they
think is a moment of connection with their child. However, when children do not have
to face everyday life challenges and are not given opportunities to learn daily life skills,
they will be forced to depend on their parents even into adulthood. Dr. Mel Levine,
author of “Ready or Not, Here Life Comes,” refers to this as the gateway to “work-life
All parents want their children to exhibit positive behaviors that will help them transitionsmoothly through the different stages of their development. And while parents have the best intentions, they often don’t use the most effective discipline strategies to achieve that goal. And granted, parents do their best to implement the knowledge andexperiences that they have […]
Children today are presented with varying types of stressors in almost every aspect of their lives. The infamous “bar” has been set so high that in order to achieve it, children are asked to forgo “fun” and work towards superiority in everything they do. And while goal setting is an essential skill for future success, unrealistic expectations have led to increased rates of anxiety and depression in children and teens. This, unfortunately, is counter-effective to confidence-boosting and productive learning. Therefore, children and teens must be given opportunities to feel boosts of endorphins, which leads to improved mood and learning.
All parents want their children to exhibit positive behaviors that will help them transition smoothly through the different stages of their development. And while parents have the best intentions, they often don’t use the most effective discipline strategies to achieve that goal. And granted, parents do their best to implement the knowledge and experiences that […]
Whole-Brain Parenting Engaging the Brain for Optimal Development On any given day, we may experience moments of high emotion in reaction to an event, or we find ourselves trying to control everyone and everything around us. Either way, our mental well-being is in danger, especially if we find ourselves stuck in either scenario for long. […]
Routines – Shifting Into A New NormalThe recent closures of schools and businesses are widespread and have led to majordisruptions in the daily routines of families. Children are trying to adjust to doing schoolat home and parents are now trying to balance their new work from home life with theirrole as teacher to their children. […]
How Mirror Neurons Impact Learning Learning is a big part of child development and how children learn things is dependent on a variety of factors. Much of the time, observational learning contributes to how children learn information and behaviors. This type of social learning can be greatly influential because of the role that mirror neurons […]