Children

Do you ever repeat yourself?

Do you ever repeat yourself?

Did you know that an adult repeats a request to his child three to five times on average? And you? How many times do you repeat? Too many, I suppose.

August 12, 2019
Say YES as often as you can!

Say YES as often as you can!

If “no” is necessary for children and teenagers, it remains a word to be used in moderation because it can bring on a feeling of helplessness in children. What if you told them yes instead?

May 13, 2019
I don’t recognize my child anymore

I don’t recognize my child anymore

You raised your child well by teaching them politeness and respect... or so you thought. Have you noticed a change in behavior in your child? Are you starting to worry? Read up on this completely normal phase that all children go through.

May 13, 2019
The «No» Stage

The «No» Stage

Although this period is called the « assertion stage », it’s by saying « NO » most of the time that children will experience it! A period that is not always easy to live!

April 22, 2019
Phobias

Phobias

The many fears of children should not worry parents except if they become phobias. Where is the line between the two and how do we cross it?

April 22, 2019
Fear and anxiety in children

Fear and anxiety in children

What’s that sound? How can you calm your children when they’re scared of loud noises? Explore what is triggering their fear and find out how you can be a calming presence. 

April 1, 2019
The little favourite

The little favourite

Is it really possible to love one child more than the other? This fear goes through many parents’ minds. Yet it is true that we do not love all our children the same way, without necessarily preferring one to another.

March 25, 2019
How to: Dealing with your child's first heartbreak

How to: Dealing with your child's first heartbreak

With their little eyes full of tears, your son or daughter swears that they will never fall in love again. A child’s first heartbreak is devastating. Can we pick up the pieces of their broken hearts?

February 18, 2019
Kids' love stories

Kids' love stories

Most children will experience at least one « love story » before reaching puberty. What about your child? Have they already had a first love?

February 11, 2019
What is love, mom?

What is love, mom?

Love is many things and you will know what it is when you see it. Is that a good explanation? No? Let’s try harder...

February 11, 2019
Let them believe in Santa!

Let them believe in Santa!

Should we let our kids believe in Santa Claus and the whole holiday magic? Absolutely, and psychoeducator Solène Bourque tells us why.

December 24, 2018
Believing in fairytales

Believing in fairytales

Should we tell fictitious stories to our kids? Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the baby-delivering Stork, the Tooth Fairy?

November 26, 2018
How to deal with your child’s flaws

How to deal with your child’s flaws

She argues, he dramatizes, they are never satisfied, they are always late… How should parents deal with these small and big flaws that drive them mad?

May 21, 2018
What happened to Teflon kids?

What happened to Teflon kids?

Are Teflon kids still around? Why don’t we hear about these children who were mentioned everywhere a few years ago? Do Teflon kids still exist?

December 28, 2015
Do toys have a gender?

Do toys have a gender?

Here’s a delicate question if there ever was one, because it’s not only a trivial choice of toy for your child; it carries at much deeper meaning of personal and social values.

December 21, 2015
My child bites his nails

My child bites his nails

As many as one in three children bite their nails, some as young as 2 or 3 years old, but it is usually around 8 years old that they develop this habit. 

August 8, 2015
Children's fear of the dentist

Children's fear of the dentist

Some children have a huge fear of the dentist! In some cases, it’s the parents’ and grandparents’ bad experiences - in another era - that fuel these fears.

March 13, 2013
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