Why your child (and teen) is ruled by emotion over logic
When your child is between two and eight, and again in adolescence, they’re ruled by their frontal cortex, or feeling brain. Neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis, explains what this means for them.
Parenting on the same page as your partner
Getting aligned with your partner can be tough. But it can make family life easier. Here’s some ideas to parent on the same page.
When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth
All teenagers get it wrong sometimes. As parents, it’s important that we understand how to balance a strong emotional connection with solid boundaries to nurture their growth.
Anxiety in Teens – What You Need to Know About Anxiety
Most of our teenagers will experience anxiety at some point in time during their adolescent years. It's important as their parents to help them understand what it is, why it…
Letting kids quit activities
(3:14 mins) Quitting sounds negative, but kids should have space to try things and walk away when they don't like it.
What to do when your teenagers muckup
It is inevitable that at some point your tween or teen will do something wrong. Often, it is not something a parent can control, but what you can control is…
How you can have more fun with your kids… why we all need to lighten up
(5:23 mins) Ever heard the expression that parenting is all joy and no fun?
Discipline without damage doesn’t mean without limits, boundaries or growing up
Often times when people hear that children shouldn’t be given consequences or put in time out, but rather understood empathically and championed developmentally, they get worried! Usually the worry is…
Why movement and play are crucial in childhood
(3:34 mins) Move it! Here’s why you should take those words very seriously in your home.
How Predictability Helps Children Function
Predictability for your child is more than just a routine. Allison discusses how creating a predictable environment for your child can help mould their behaviour and brain function.
Why your child needs a positive disposition to themselves as a learner
The research tells us that children under the age of seven shouldn’t be focused on literacy and numeracy. Instead, neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis explains, they should be in free play,…