Tag Archives: emotions

Is it hormones or mental health? What every parent needs to know.

I heard shouting down the hall… then crying. My daughter entered the room with an empty mug in her hand and she’s sobbing. “She spilled my hot chocolate.” So we are crying over…. spilled hot chocolate? Understandable behaviour if she … Continue reading

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Positive parenting. Is it worth it?

I am officially the mother of a 16 year old! How on earth did that happen? How is it that I am the mother of teenage kids! I never imagined I would be that old or that I would be … Continue reading

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Snivy lives upstairs – Making self-regulation your own

When my son faces a stressful or frustrating situation, he uses his self-titled  snivy-power. Yes, just like a lot kids his age (well all ages actually), he loves Pokémon. His favourite is a green grass snake Pokémon named Snivy. Snivy … 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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Boys will be boys!

Note:  Last week’s post focused on being a girl…if you missed it you can check it out here. “It’s a Boy!”  I was in shock at that moment when I realized that the ultrasound technician had been wrong and our … Continue reading

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Big kid emotions, big parenting challenge

When I think back to when my kids were growing up, I remember having such a hard time managing their emotional outbursts.  Like many parents I wanted certain behaviours to stop – yelling, slamming doors, and the one that really … Continue reading

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