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Online Reading is Altering Our Ability to Read Books

The human brain is adapting to the internet. We are getting used to skimming, scanning, picking out words, scrolling and jumping to the next page. Our eye movements are learning to move in a non linear fashion in order to gather the most information quickly. Before the internet we read...

Water Bugs and Dragonflies

Water Bugs & Dragonflies

Explaining Death to Young Children By Doris Stickney This very short book tells the story of a colony of water bugs in a pond. Every now and then one of them climbs the stalk of a water lily, disappears and never comes back. Two water bugs make a pact that...

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Could Empathy be the Best Cure for Tantrums?

When a child looses control of her emotions and throws a tantrum, it often triggers a sense of helplessness in the parent who may be at a loss as to what to do with the screaming child. The cause of the meltdown can seem so futile to us that it...

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE   by Jane Nelsen   For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline (inspired by renown psychologists Adler and Dreikurs) has been the standard reference for adults working with children.  Jane Nelsen,  psychologist, educator, mother and grandmother, has written many books on the subject (some co-authored with Lynn Lott). The key...

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman Academic excellence (IQ) is no longer the only key to success. Neuroscientists are mapping our brain with more than just the source of our knowledge. In his book, Daniel Goleman explains the various neurological connections behind our emotions, our moods and our impulses and he encourages...

The 6 most important decisions you'll ever make

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make

THE 6 MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU’LL EVER MAKE – A GUIDE FOR TEENS by Sean Covey The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And,...

Families and How to Survive Them

Families and How to Survive Them

FAMILIES AND HOW TO SURVIVE THEM by John Cleese and Robyn Skinner   This self help book co-authored by the psychiatrist and psychotherapist Robin Skynner and the comedian John Cleese (indeed the Monty Python humorist actor) takes the form of a series of dialogues between Skynner, playing the role of...

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

THE COMPLETE SECRETS OF HAPPY CHILDREN by Steve & Sharon Biddulph As counsellors, educators and parents, Steve and Sharon Biddulph have worked with families for over twenty years and have helped many improve their parent-child relationships. With a very practical, ′how to′ approach to parenting this book gives you confidence to...

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN, AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish   Practical, sensible approach to communication which offer innovative ways to solve common problems.  A book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children...

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Poem on Children

    In his book “THE PROPHET”, Kahlil Gibran has written poems which have inspired me in times of doubt. I find this essay on “Children” calming.  It brings me peace and direction on days when I feel lost and confused.       Your children are not your children. They are...