Time for a special kind of baseball game!

By | 16 October 2019|Child Development, Special Needs|

Oh dear! Your offspring have been acting out recently. You feel you are constantly repeating yourself, without being heard. Well then, it’s baseball time! April is the start of baseball season and my child being a die-hard fan, we came up with the idea of Disciplinary Baseball. No material necessary… except for a bit of consistency and perseverance. [...]

Everyday Tools to Work on Social Skills

By | 18 September 2019|Child Development|

As a mother of five, managing conflicts and emotions has become a big part of my daily chores. I appreciate tools that help my children become more autonomous in dealing with their emotions and in dealing with conflicts. I recently received two posters and am so happy that I brought them into my home!   [...]

4 Strategies to Prevent Opposition

By | 11 September 2019|Child Development|

Kids can be very colorful at times and keep us on our toes. We could even think that they are purposely putting us to the test, which is not the case obviously. When we experience a rougher patch with them. Nonetheless, it's important to know where these behaviours and reactions originate from in order to [...]

Imperfect

By | 22 October 2018|Other|

My friends from fdmt told me « Marie we dont’t have a specific theme. You can write about ADD/ADHD, oppositional disorder, school achievement or anything else. » That is when I remembered a French quote from Marc Lévy that I read a couple of months ago. This is it, freely translated. “We can blame our childhood, blame [...]

Back to High School Tips

By | 3 August 2018|Other|

26 years of high school education! Whew ... so many students encountered! So, when I was asked to write about “back to school”, I thought, "No problem". But how to tackle a subject that is on the front page of almost every newspaper each August? How not to fall into the known generalities or to [...]

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