How to talk…and how to listen…

1st February, 2013 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Sometimes I recommend a book – I really have to rate the author or book highly, given that the premise of this site is that children don’t come with a manual. But there are some good ones out there – Carlos Gonzales always comes to mind (My Child Won’t Eat and Kiss Me) and How » Read More

When push comes to shove

15th March, 2011 - Posted by admin - 2 Comments

How do you cope when your child is aggressive towards other children? X has started pushing his very best friend. What are my options as a parent? Taking him away from his friends? Time out? The idea is that he learns that the behaviour he just displayed led him to lose something (attention, play) – » Read More

Sign of the times

21st November, 2010 - Posted by DrBoo - No Comments

I have been signing with X since he was 4 months old. When I say with, really I mean at, as he did not sign back until a month ago. We didn’t go to any classes, as I knew some signs from work, and stuck with some key ones – bird, milk, food/eat, more, water, » Read More