I recently participated in Substance Awareness Week at my daughter’s school by giving a series of Parentology mini workshops. One of the things that came up in our sessions was the importance of parent-child relationships when it comes to how our children handle situations in which they are exposed to illegal substances. For example, imagine if [...]
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I often hear parents complain or express concern about their children being just “fine”. For example, a mom might say to me, “When she comes home from school and I ask how she is doing, the only response I get is, ‘I’m fine’.” As parents we are all naturally curious about our children. So if [...]
As parents, we want to develop a relationship of trust and mutual respect with our children—a relationship in which we are confident that our children are not lying to us. As we work to create this sort of trusting relationship, it is important to understand and recognize some of the reasons why our children may [...]
Let me recount an experiment done by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. Here are the two scenarios. Scenario A: If your neighbor spilled a glass of juice on your brand new carpet how would you respond? Would you yell at them? Tell them to be more careful! Dont’ be so clumsy! Probably not. Like most people in [...]
“I think adults should start learning from kids… Learning between kids and adults should be reciprocal” (Adora Svitak). Click and be inspired as twelve-year-old Adora Svitak, short story writer and blogger extraordinaire, shows us why it is critical that adults listen to, learn from and create opportunities for children to lead and succeed. For more [...]
Gonan Premfors goes live with Siobhan Leyden on Dubai Eye to talk about the Parentology philosophy of being a parent. Have a listen and let us know what you think. Important topics like empowering your children are covered which you won’t want to miss! Empowering Children on Siobhan Live