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Month: June 2019

Disrespectful Child or Teen? 5 Things Not to Do as a Parent

June 29, 2019

Eye rolling, curses, insults, backtalk, name calling, ignored requests, snide comments: disrespect from your child or teen comes in many different forms. If you’re struggling with disrespectful behavior from your kids, you’re definitely not alone: this is one of the biggest topics of conversation between parents and counselors. The truth is, disrespectful behavior is one […]

 
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Sleep and Teens…and How parents can help

June 27, 2019

Many teens complain that they can’t fall asleep but felt foggy during the school day and had to reread lessons a few times at night to finish their homework. And forget morning activities on the weekends — they stay in bed. What parents are sharing with doctors is that the ‘normal life’ of a typical […]

 
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How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger?

June 26, 2019

At age 34, Jean Briggs traveled above the Arctic Circle and lived out on the tundra for 17 months. There were no roads, no heating systems, no grocery stores. Winter temperatures could easily dip below minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Briggs persuaded an Inuit family to “adopt” her and “try to keep her alive,” as the […]

 
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Why kids should learn yoga?

June 21, 2019

Today is the 5th “International Day of Yoga”. Yoga is mostly viewed as an exercise routine for adults but can be extremely beneficial for your kids as well.Not only does yoga help your child grow into healthy adults, but it also plays an instrumental role in nourishing their mind. In fact, yoga can help your […]

 
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Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

June 19, 2019

You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways, including by exploring movements, constructing with equipment, creating games, using imagination and chasing others around a playground. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises play as […]

 
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How parents can bully-proof their children

June 12, 2019

One of the most unfortunate truths of childhood, or for that matter any stage of one’s education, is bullying. Be it at school (day or residential), college or at a master’s program, there are always those few disgruntled peers who resort to picking on others and making a nuisance. Many of these institutions, and the […]

 
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