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 18, 2020
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 11, 2020
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.
May 11, 2020
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 27, 2020
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 10, 2020
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 3, 2020
Differentiating between your child's real or fake pain
Small ailments are common among children and it is sometimes difficult for parents to separate the real physical pain from the little imaginary pain.
December 30, 2019
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 23, 2019
Believing in fairytales
Should we tell fictitious stories to our kids? Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the baby-delivering Stork, the Tooth Fairy?
November 25, 2019
How to calm your children when they’re scared of loud noises
Are excessive noises starting to spook your little ones? Explore what’s triggering their fear and find out how you can be a calming presence.
October 28, 2019
Nervous Tics In Children
She gnaws at her nails while her play buddy cracks his fingers. Why are some children likely to develop nervous symptoms?
October 7, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Performance stress in primary school
Is your child stressed out and anxious before an exam or sports competition? Could they be experiencing too much performance stress?
January 15, 2018
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?
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
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
Stress... Do children feel it too?
How can you help your children deal effectively with stressful situations? Here is what I consider to be helpful tools.
June 12, 2013