Behavior

Helping with adolescent anxiety

Helping with adolescent anxiety

Our children are faced with more stress and societal pressure than ever before. Girls are bombarded with images of half dressed woman with air brushed bodies in magazines and on billboards. In some countries girls are expected to behave in a certain way. In France for example, girls are expected to forgo the sport of […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 global parenting lessons

10 global parenting lessons

Christine Gross-Loh, a global mom and author of Parenting Without Borders, shows us how to incorporate the best of all cultures when raising our kids. Here’s a story she wrote about what she learned from interviewing parents from around the world. Take Risks Research from Norway shows that taking certain risks, like climbing trees, is […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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Handwriting tips for tots

In France they are extremely strict about handwriting. Children begin learning cursive in kindergarten and are expected to write beautifully. My daughter had some dexterity issues and still struggles to meet the high handwriting standards required by her teachers. Below is a story I found on Specialism, a website dedicated to parents of special needs […]

By December 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Don’t forget to follow the ‘Golden Rule’

Don’t forget to follow the ‘Golden Rule’

By Kirsten Weir You screwed up. Maybe you came unprepared to an important meeting, or got into a fender bender while distracted by your cell phone. If something similar had happened to a good friend or family member, you’d probably tell them, “Don’t beat yourself up!” We rarely give ourselves that same advice. But maybe […]

By August 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New booklet for expats in UAE

New booklet for expats in UAE

British expats have so much trouble adapting to life in the United Arab Emirates that officials have created a book with tips about how to avoid problems. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Britons are most likely to be arrested in Thailand and with the UAE coming in a close second. The Emirates is […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Raising a mentally healthy child

Raising a mentally healthy child

From Everyday Health: A new Internet poll of 2,000 parents finds that there are some key things you can do to raise a mentally healthy child: First, shower them with love. “Love and affection are the best predictors of good outcomes,” said Robert Epstein, a parenting expert who conducted the poll and wrote about it […]

By November 11, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

A NY Times article explains that there are tried and true ways to help children learn. The problem is, they’re counter-intuitive and we usually do the opposite. Here are some highlights: Instead of sticking to one study location, alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. One study found that college students who studied […]

By September 21, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
6 Ways Your Teen Is Playing You

6 Ways Your Teen Is Playing You

Lisa Zamosky wrote an interesting article for WebMD about how teenagers manipulate parents and how parents can regain control of the situation. Because the WebMD website is often offline, I posted the entire article below. If there’s one thing you can say for teenagers, it’s that they know how to push their parents’ buttons. Instinctively, […]

By September 20, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Positive parenting leads to better behavior

Positive parenting leads to better behavior

In today’s busy world, with all our daily pressures, it’s easy to forget that it is possible to say “no” to our children as kindly as we say “yes”. Sure, they can be exasperating sometimes, but it’s their job to test us and to explore the world and their environment. As we enter the hectic […]

By September 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →