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.
Nobody ever said that growing up was meant to be an easy peasy walk in the park with no difficulty.
It's interesting, don't you think, how we try to shield our children from life's slings and arrows – we turn off the news, we whisper about terminally ill relatives when the children are in the next room, we tell them our sick dog has "gone to live on the farm"
Before I became a parent, I didn't quite understand the daily juggling act that is required to survive. Now I do.
The circulation of misinformation makes understanding the world difficult. Here are three ways you can help children to think critically about the news they see, hear and read.
When parents suspect grooming, they should direct their concerns to the school, no matter how trivial it may seem.
It was easier than I expected.
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.