Communication with Children

What to Do When Your Child is Stressed

My 2-year-old nephew sat calmly amid the frantic atmosphere of the playground. Bigger kids clamored noisily around him: chasing, digging, screeching in delight and crying over newly scraped knees. My nephew appeared to be in some sort of trance. Slowly and meticulously, he lifted scoops of warm sand and poured them gently on his head…. Read more »

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How to stop yourself from "losing it" with your child

When it comes to parenting, perfection is an unrealistic goal. As much as we would all like to be emotionally attuned and sensitive to our children 100 percent of the time, even the best parents are prone to losing control and overreacting in times of stress. Many of us have witnessed or experienced the scene… Read more »

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Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

From the moment our children are born and the doctor takes them to be weighed, measured and bundled, their health becomes one of our very highest priorities. As parents, most of us are instinctively attuned to every sneeze, scratch and sleep disruption. We are careful to never miss a check up or ignore a cough…. Read more »

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What is Your Attachment Style?

What is attachment and why is it important? Attachment refers the particular way in which you relate to other people. Your style of attachment was formed at the very beginning of your life, during your first two years.  Once established, it is a style that stays with you and plays out today in how you… Read more »

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Teaching Meditation to Children

David Fontana and Ingrid Slack. The Practical Guide To The Use And Benefits Of Meditation Techniques. Meditation can be a very useful and important tool in your child’s regulation of their emotions and moods as well as a way for them to understand themselves. Teaching your children to meditate can be a gift to the… Read more »

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Communication with Children

How to Communicate with Your Child “No matter what I do, I can’t talk to my child.” “My daughter and I start out having a reasonable conversation, but we always end up yelling at each other.” “My son just won’t open up to me.” For many of us, of all the people that we interact… Read more »

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