Tag Archives: Parents

“How long will it take to get better?”

“How long will it take to get better?” It’s a question we here at Think:Kids are asked all the time. In the moment of crisis, parents and kids alike “just want it to stop.” The agony experienced day-to-day is real and continued exposure to challenging situations can wear down the resources of any family. The

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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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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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Protecting our Children from “Adverse Childhood Experiences”

It’s summertime, and it seems that everywhere we turn, there are websites, blogs, and news reports talking about keeping our kids safe and healthy.  Are you using a child-safe sunscreen and insect repellent?  Are you monitoring your children well enough in the pool and teaching them to use the buddy system?  Are you enrolling your

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