Tag Archives: behaviour

Going out with kids doesn’t have to be a nightmare

I’ve got an active little guy and for a while there, it was getting tough to go out with him. Strollers, shopping carts, high chairs and being carried doesn’t contain him for long. He just wants to GO and so … Continue reading

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Dealing with misbehaviour: Connect and be a detective

Here at HaltonParents, we are asked how to deal with all sorts of misbehaviour. These questions can be difficult to answer. Very few misbehaviours can be solved by suggesting that if you do X, then your child will do Y. It can … Continue reading

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The teen brain and the missing gym bag!

I tried very hard not to get annoyed with my teenage son when he lost his gym bag. I know in the grand scheme of things, it not a big deal. But, it still bothered me that he couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Are you asking your kids to lie to you?

Have you ever fibbed about how much you like Aunt Betty’s gift? Or how you like your mother’s new hair cut?  It’s harmless right? After all you’re only trying to protect their feelings… this isn’t really lying is it? And … Continue reading

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Toddlers, Transitions and Tantrums

A few months ago, I felt like I lost my grip on this mommy thing. Only now am I ready to share. It was about my daughter’s transition to child care: the most challenging mommy experience I’ve had to date. … Continue reading

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Time Out or Time In – a temperamental question?

Time out or Time in?  What is the best strategy?  I wish there was an easy answer to tell you – but the fact is, it’s just not that simple.  Many child behaviour experts promote one strategy over the other.  … Continue reading

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Rebellious Behaviour from an Adolescent with a Developmental Disability

“I don’t want to go to summer camp this year! I hate summer camp!  You can’t make me go!”  The frustrated and confused mother can’t understand why her 15-year old daughter is being so difficult.  She has gone every other year.  … Continue reading

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