Mar 28th, 2011
The compassionate mind training is done by having each participant imagine their own perfect compassionate person. Imagine if our kids were able to practice this compassionate mind therapy on themselves whenever they were in a stressful situation. They would always be level-headed and thinking straight.
Mar 11th, 2011
It is common for parents to be a little confused when it comes to deciding how much is too much with reference to after school activities. But, too much fun can also make a child sick. Here is a simple guide that will help you decide how much is too much for your child.
Mar 3rd, 2011
If your child has developed problem solving skills but lost access to them because they are depressed periodically, you have to help them regain access to those skills. In Part II of James Lehman, MSW’s series on episodic childhood depression, he’ll discuss concrete ways you can teach your child coping skills.
Mar 2nd, 2011
In part one of a two part series by James Lehman, MSW, on kids and episodic depression, he explains that when your child is depressed, their coping skills have collapsed. Kids often don’t have the skills to handle their overwhelming emotions, but as parents, we can help coach them through the tough times and teach them coping skills.
Feb 26th, 2011
With the rate of divorce and separation increasing in Indian families, children going through a family separation often feel they have no control in any area of their life and need a safe place to work through their emotions. Here are 5 tips for parents to help their child cope with this difficult time of change and upheaval.
Feb 24th, 2011
A few years ago, there were only a few basic computer games available – now the market crawls with them. This is often a matter of concern to parents. After having to decide on what their kids should watch, eat, wear and whom to interact with, having to evaluate a catalogue of computer games can be frustrating.
Feb 17th, 2011
Lately it’s almost impossible to go a day without hearing about social networking in some form. Do you dread having to deal with your kids begging us for an account on Facebook because 'all of my friends have it'? It’s imperative that parents make educated decisions when it comes to social networking and their children.
Feb 11th, 2011
Being afraid of your child’s behavior undermines your authority as a parent because it’s hard to set limits successfully when you’re afraid. In part two of this series, James gives you 8 ways to get back parental control and stop living in fear of your child’s acting-out behavior.
Feb 10th, 2011
Do you walk on eggshells around your child, afraid of doing anything to set him off? Do you appease him when you notice he’s winding up to throw a tantrum? In part one of a two-part series, James Lehman, MSW explains how fear of acting-out behavior sets up a dangerous pattern for your child - and the whole family.