All articles tagged with Preschoolers

Separation anxiety in children – how to help?

Does your child find it hard to say ‘goodbye’ or have meltdowns when it is the time for you to go? Are they fearful of you leaving them alone?  They may be experiencing separation anxiety. Children with separation anxiety show: Excessive distress when separated from home or caregivers, Clinginess to parents Refusing to go to … Read more

Avoiding toddler tantrums

Meltdowns are common among toddlers – feeling intense emotions like fear and anger can be overwhelming. Without the words and strategies to express them, toddlers often respond with tantrums to help manage their feelings. There are great strategies that parents can work into their family routines that not only reduce the likelihood of tantrums, but … Read more

Do you know your Parenting Style?

Research by Diana Baumrind, a development psychologist, showed that parents fall into four main categories or styles: Permissive, Authoritative, Uninvolved and Authoritarian. This refers to the overall climate in which they raise their children, rather than the actions they take. So, with-in each parenting style, the parenting practices will differ. For example, each family will … Read more

parenting after separation

Parenting after separation

In the midst of the stress of ending a relationship, couples with children face the extra pressure of making decisions about how they will parent after separation. This can be a very difficult time for families. We know from the calls we get that many parents struggle to reach an agreement on what is the … Read more

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