Sunday, February 19, 2023

Stress in Kids: Signs, Symptoms, Causes - How You Can Help

 With social pressures, school challenges, and scary current events, children can feel anxious and frazzled too.  Read on to learn how stress manifests in children, and teens.

It should come as no surprise that children get stressed. From the pressures of school and social life to external factors, like growing up in the middle of a war or even a global pandemic, our kids face many challenges—and will continue to face them, time and time again. But how can you tell if the youngest members of your family are frazzled? What are the signs of stress in teens and young adults?

Thursday, November 24, 2022

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment


Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) and punishments (taking away “privileges”, time-out, smacking) to encourage good behaviour, but encourage good behaviour for the sake of doing the right thing.

Gentle parents argue that to offer rewards and punishments overrides a child’s natural inclination towards appropriate behaviour by teaching them to behave in certain ways purely to receive a reward, or to avoid punishment.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children


Study finds more fruits and veggies means less inattention

Here's a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

As part of a larger study, researchers asked parents of 134 kids with ADHD symptoms to complete a detailed questionnaire about the typical foods the children ate, including portion sizes, over a 90-day period.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

How to talk to your children about the death of a loved one

Helping your children cope with loss, grief and painful feelings.

The death of a loved one is painful and complicated for adults, but for children facing a loss for the first time it can be as confusing as it is upsetting. Here are some ways you can support them and things you can expect as they grieve.