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Children are born with specific vulnerabilities and strength. They are raised in supporting or poor environments. Resilience is a measure of a child’s ability to overcome vulnerability from a supportive environment and overcome a poor environment by using his natural strengths. Continue reading
I have come across one of Rick Lavoie’s fantastic workshops, a Learning Disabilities (LD) specialist. The workshop is called How difficult can this be? The F.A.T. City Workshop, the acronym standing for “Frustration, Anxiety and Tension”. In this amazing workshop, … Continue reading
So it seems that newborn as young as a few days old already have the capacity to feel distress when they hear other babies cry. Many new research recently have outlined how babies – even less than a year old! … Continue reading
This excellent scholarly video shows in great detail the devastating effects child abuse has on a child’s brain. It also outlines that over 67% of child abusers are parents – as appalling and grim as this number may be. And … Continue reading
This great web site, http://www.starfall.com/ helps children of all ages play while they learn how to read. An excellent resource, well worth showing to your kid. Plus, it’s free.
Why are our children failing so much in school? These clips from Rick Lavoie’s conference are a real eye opener. Rick Lavoie is a specialist of Learning Disabilities and has published extensive work about schooling and learning. Rick Lavoie covers … Continue reading
Across my postings across various forums, I came across this video. It shows some drawings and some quotes taken directly from kids themselves, who were ask how it feels to them when their parents are spanking them :
This small video from Alice Miller explains, in 12 clear points, why it is so important to change paradigm and to raise our children without the use of corporal punishments. Invaluable in order to understand on the society level the … Continue reading
Here is an excellent starting point for some reflections about teaching self discipline for kids – something that just can’t be done with punishment. Punishment develops an external locus of control into a child, as opposed to developing an internal … Continue reading
“Les petits british” is a wonderful site full of pictures and small video clips to help french children learn English as a second language, through games and images. ‘les petits britishs’ is a free site. It is for children who … Continue reading
Children Learn What They Live By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive. If children … Continue reading
Three parenting experts discuss why praising might not be truly helping our children.
PUNITIVE DAMAGES This is an extract from chapter 4 from Unconditional Parenting, explaining the effects of punishment on children: PUNITIVE DAMAGES By Alfie Kohn – Unconditional Parenting, Chapter 4 Punishment . . . control . . . authoritarian parenting . … Continue reading