Activities to Encourage Social Interaction

There may be many reasons a child does not feel like interacting socially. The child may be shy, tired, uncomfortable in a new environment, hungry, feeling left out by the group, uninterested in what others are doing or even distracted by an imaginary story that (s)he is enjoying all on …

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Encouraging Co-Operation From Your Children

Though children love to showcase their talents and each new skill that they learn, it can be much harder to get to children to use these abilities to help others. Even thoughtful, consideration children need to be encouraged every now and then to cooperate with others. Thankfully this encouragement can …

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Discipline Versus Punishment

When children misbehave it can be very difficult to think of anything other than making them stop. For many children this means punishing a child, such as by taking away the item involved in misbehaviour, by telling a child that (s)he will not be able to attend a favourite activity …

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Smacking and Children

“Smacking” is a commonly accepted term for the (light) hitting of children in the name of discipline. Many parents smack their children with the belief that it will deter them from bad behaviour and that they themselves were smacked as children and are no worse for wear. Other parents view …

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