Boost your child's friendship-making skills, social competence, fit in, and decrease rejection with these handy tips from Michele Borba.
Michele Borba: Behavior and Development
How strong is your child's friendship-making quotient? Take this quiz and find out.
An important point to remember is that while our kids are born with the potential for empathy and generosity, those traits aren't guaranteed.
Sure it's great to be a mom, but it's also one of the most stressful, exhausting roles on the planet.
Tantrums are sure to be in the top of parents' list of "obnoxious kid behaviors" and when your kid uses this routine in public it's just plain humiliating.
The real secret here is to try and minimize conditions that break down sibling relationships that can cause long-lasting resentment.
Toddlers: they're adorable, lovable, and absolutely precious (at least most of the time -right?). They're also unpredictable, impulsive and can be absolutely exhausting.
Do you have a biter on your hands? Biting is among the most bothersome and embarrassing kid behaviors.
If you haven't checked that calendar, here's a word to the wise. The holidays are quickly approaching which means sooner or later your child is going to be receiving a gift from someone. (Are you with me so far?) My only question to you is this: "How well do your kids handle disappointment" when that gift they are anticipating from Grandma, Uncle Fred or Sister Sue doesn't meet their hopeful expectations?
These days parent are much more cautious about discipline kids who are not their -- probably because our society has become so litigious. So how do you navigate those tricky issues of discipline the "other kids" when the child is in your care and you are in charge?