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The Challenge of Viral Challenges

Listening to the other person’s perspective is a key ingredient in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and in today’s digital era, listening to your child can help adults better understand some of the confusing, social pressures kids face online. With the rise of social media where web-based challenges can go viral and reach millions in an instant,

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A neurobiological argument for an alternative to time-out

Check out this great article from Dan Siegel whose work resonates with ours, He presents a neurobiological argument for an alternative to time-out. Trouble is most of us parents would love to do something else … but don’t know what. This is especially true in the heat of the moment when the child is likely not the

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Setting Realistic Expectations During the Holidays…

The Christmas holiday is just a few weeks away! This can be a particularly challenging time for our families. Being proactive and setting realistic expectations for you and your child are the keys to creating an enjoyable holiday. Here are some specific suggestions that might be helpful: 1. Review your Thinking Skills Inventory noting the

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The #1 Source of Meltdowns

In North America is homework. And for years now many people have been questioning the utility of homework in the first place. Here is another interesting piece on the value (or lack thereof!) of homework and some potential solutions in our schools. Like any other thorny problem, we find it critical to first identify the

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How to Teach your Child to be Caring & Compassionate

Here’s a thought-provoking video on our children’s moral development from the Harvard School of Graduate Education. A lot of good points are made, but of course the critical question is how exactly does one as a parent go about achieving these things? Unfortunately many times these aspirations are easier said than done. We’ve been spending

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