Calming tips for parents during social isolation

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 by Susan Stiffelman

Here are a few things parents can to do to find greater calm and stability during the COVID-19 ...

How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 by Susan Stiffelman

Although children are adaptable, they can easily worry when faced with something unfamiliar, especially if they sense our ...

Why parents should mentor, not just monitor kids’ screen time

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 by Susan Stiffelman

What follows is a story that highlights the importance of helping our kids develop a healthy relationship with ...

Getting your kids to say ‘OK’

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 by Susan Stiffelman

Why can’t my kids just say “OK” when I ask them to do something?...

Grandparents and the destructive effects of constructive criticism

Posted on Nov 18, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

It is difficult for parents to hold back when it comes to sharing with their grown children what ...

Should you tell your kids if you’re having a rough time?

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

Sometimes we don't know whether to tell the truth or put on a happy face when children are ...

What causes power struggles – and how can you avoid them?

Posted on Nov 7, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

Getting angry doesn’t mean you’re not a good parent, but if it happens a lot, it is an indication that ...

4 Ways to avoid power struggles

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

Why do some kids have to put up a fight about every single thing that we ask them ...

3 Tips for calming an anxious child

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

Instead of trying to talk your child out of his or her fears, try these tips...

Children and anxiety: Helping anxious kids target their fears

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

It’s better for children to share their concerns with a trusted adult than to daydream about increasingly scary ...

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