Category - Temperaments

8 Tips to Support Your Shy Child

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Temperaments

As a parent of a very shy child, I’ve worried that my daughter’s introverted personality will affect the way people see her, and might make them less likely to try to befriend her or engage with her. I worry others won’t see how amazing my kid is. It’s been a challenge to figure out how to best support my shy child in a society that celebrates outgoing, extroverted people. I sometimes feel judged as a parent when she refuses to respond to others’ questions or comments, or won’t make eye contact despite teaching her manners. It’s taken a lot of… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on January 2, 2018

Raising an Emotionally Resilient Child

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Temperaments
Toddlers

Parents strive to support their children through life’s ups and downs but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help. The following suggestions are based on research from the evidence based Triple P Positive Parenting Program. In order to raise resilient children we need to first understand what emotional resilience is. It is the ability to manage feelings and cope with day-to-day disappointments, as well as major life stressors. How naturally resilient a child is depends a lot on their temperament, but it can also be taught and encouraged. When a child’s temperament varies greatly from his or her parents… Continue Reading


Posted by Rebecca Wood on May 23, 2016

What to Say in Challenging Situations with Children: Sentence Starters for Parents

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
Temperaments
Toddlers

It is everywhere. The advice, the suggestions, the tips for parents, usually with a disclaimer that it is important to trust your gut, and to remember that there is no absolute right way to parent. This is true. A parenting style is personal, individual, and most of all ever-shifting. Classes and books offer a roadmap, but what about when you seem to get derailed and the map no longer holds true. Parents often ask professionals for general tips and tricks for communication and with specific language to use in difficult moments. Here are some phrases that may work well during… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on October 5, 2015

Teaching Our Children to be Kind

Discipline & Behavior
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
Temperaments

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh) We all want our children to be kind. In fact we find ourselves stunned and embarrassed when we witness them being anything but kind. But childhood is a series of growth lessons and learning to be kind is one such milestone. We all assume our children know what being kind means, however it is important to define it for them and discuss it just as you would any other value that’s important to you. So what is the definition of kindness? According to the… Continue Reading


Posted by Mimi Ezray on August 3, 2015

Separation Anxiety—An Ongoing Challenge of Parenthood

Parenting Skills
Temperaments

Just when you think you and your child have triumphed over her separation challenges, fall arrives and school begins. Your three-year old has spent the last two weeks sobbing and clinging to your leg each morning when you say goodbye at preschool. Or perhaps your kindergartener won’t get dressed, gets distracted by playing with the dog, and you barely get to school on time. Your second grader insists that you walk him to his classroom, even though he was dropped at the curb and walked to class independently by the end of first grade. Or, your 11 year-old who just… Continue Reading


Posted by Karen Friedland-Brown on October 13, 2014

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