Pre-adolescents (from 10 to 12 years old)

Limits and discipline

Is sexting really harmful to teens?

Today’s adolescents live between the real and digital world. Access to the Internet from computers, laptops, tablets, and telephones allows t...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of January, 2017
Flexible parenting techniques

Social media – The good, the bad and the ugly: A parent’s guid...

Nearly all children and teens that have access to a computer, tablet or telephone use the Internet daily.  Children and teens most commonly go online to text (87%), visit social media site...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of January, 2017
Flexible parenting techniques

Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Developmental influence on the concept of lying As a child’s brain develops, it has different capacities to think and reason. The child’s ability to understand the consequences of a lie or the a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of October, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

What really is the harm in eating processed foods?

To help understand why sometimes foods should only be consumed sometimes, it is important to know what makes them different from f...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of September, 2016
Feel confident and in control

Are you using traditions to keep your family strong while livi...

Living an expat life means a lot of adaptation to the country and culture that you are currently living in. Perhaps eating times are earlier or later than ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 26 of August, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

Beyond the theme of physical appearance, weight can impact health.  In our children, being underweight or overweight can impair proper development physicall...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of April, 2016
Limits and discipline

Can’t take it anymore? Four steps to create Pockets of Sanity

On an occasional basis, such as vacations, this type of friction causes a stress that can be tolerated because it’s time limited. However, when friction is...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of April, 2016
Limits and discipline

How to get your child to eat without a fight

Some current information adapted from a leading child nutritionist, Ellyn Satter*, can give you new information to help you decide what is right for ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of March, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good abou...

Children are born with desires and preferences. From the first moments of life, we see our children exert their natural charact...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 27 of January, 2016
Adolescents (13 years and older)

How much screen time is safe for kids?

The digital media, wireless Internet access, and the vast amount of information available on the Web have transformed our lives. Just like us, our children are exposed to all of this stimulatio...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of December, 2015
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