• Single-Parent Households

    July 11, 2019

    This week’s tip has been adapted from Parents Magazine. According to the Kids Count Data Center run by the Annie E Casey Foundation, around 35% of children in the US today grow up in a single-parent family. Although the circumstances of each family vary (some are affected by divorce or death, others are single parents…Read More

  • Addressing Childhood Fears

    June 27, 2019

    Many young children have fears. Dealing with them requires sensitivity and empathy. Here are our tips for addressing fears in young children: Take them seriously. Don’t laugh, tease or joke about fears Logic doesn’t help. Trying to convince your child out of it can prolong the fear and impair trust Stay calm. Avoid any of your…Read More

  • Understanding and Nurturing Highly Sensitive Children

    June 13, 2019

    This week’s tip comes from our partner, early childhood expert Claire Lerner LCSW-C. She addresses how to respond to big reactors – children who are temperamentally very sensitive and reactive to their experiences in the world. Children like this are sometimes referred to as “orchids”. Parents often describe these kids as not having an “off”…Read More

  • UNICEF Parenting

    June 6, 2019

    This past Saturday was the Global Day of Parents! Observed on the 1st of June each year, the Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. The basis for this year’s message: “It’s about…Read More

  • Supporting vs Enabling

    May 30, 2019

    This week’s tip on supporting versus enabling your children comes from the Child Mind Institute. One of the basic ways we distinguish support from coddling is by assessing what children are capable of doing. But it’s not always easy to figure out what counts as supportive and what is enabling when a child’s behavior varies…Read More