…room for our own tears and imperfections it will be hard to find room for theirs. How do we convey to them their emotions are neither right nor wrong if…

or having chats with teens about the songs they are listening to or the ‘heroes’ they admire. It is our job to use our relationship to come to their side…

…NEED to go to school to learn? or to socialize with their peers? or to develop normally? or to become fit for society? Is school the answer for every child?…

…aimed to support the adults at the school in order to form the full village to support these kids. She’d often say to the staff, “We’re going to brainstorm, pull…

…sound “soft,” or “too easy” to be true. It is anything but that. Unfortunately, the ways that we deal with troubling child and youth behaviours today – through systems of…

or Empathy Training – The idea that we can teach a bully to have a soft heart fails to understand how the emotional system works. Emotions are meant to be…

…interest for this to happen. In many cases this could be true. For some children the cost could be too much.  The most important reason for thinking twice before turning…

…Mommy and Daddy can know exactly how many times the child behaved appropriately. A child said to his mother, “Mommy, I could have gotten 45 points today, but I only…

…process takes a long time, well into the mid-twenties or even longer for many of us. The second factor we must consider is vulnerability. In order for growth to happen,…

works best in the play or exploration mode – that is, where they have room to explore and be curious without the pressure of an outcome or performance. For a…

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