Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
As tweens sort out their identity, they want to be seen as trustworthy and caring, but insecurity can generate pressure to be "the best."
My seven-year-old daughter is a passionate gymnast. She had been asking me to take her to gymnastics classes for about a year before I relented at the start of last year, and she's taken to it like it is her calling in life.
"It's just not realistic for me to play with him for a long stretch of time in the morning when we're trying to get ready."
My son is 14-years-old, and up until recently he was my daughter.
Was it the right thing to do? Only time will tell.
OK, I get there are a few things to unpack here.
"While you were laughing with your mates, I was on suicide watch."
It's uncomfortable, but what is the best way to handle the embarrassment.
Over the last nine years, we could probably count the number of late-night rendezvous we've had sans child, on two hands.
I feel like I might have written this story before, but have I really or is it just déjà vu?
The question I get asked the most is - what's for dinner?