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How to get kids to listen

Posted by Lori Goldman on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : Parenting 

This is a blog posting from Aha Parenting.

10 Alternatives to "Consequences" When Your Child Isn't Cooperating

"Throw the word "consequence" entirely out of your vocabulary and replace it with the term "problem-solving." -- Becky Eanes

"My 3 year old was sitting on the couch after bath wearing her towel and said NO about 5 times when asked to get into her pj's. I was busy with the baby and I heard my husband say "OK fine -- no books then!"  so I said "Hey! We've got a problem - it's bedtime ...

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Parents Support Reading at Home (Chinese)

Posted by Lori Goldman on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : Parenting 


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Stress and Pressure of Modern Childhood

Posted by Lori Goldman on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, In : Parenting 
In their book, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, Drs Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, experts in child development, discuss childhood stress in our society and how children are pressured to 'learn' and prohibited from playing.  This, of course, leads to issues of anxiety and distress when goals are not met to others' satisfaction and valuable and critical lessons learned through play are skipped.

Everyone wants his or her child to be an academic success, ahead of all other chil...
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Fall 2012 Homework Tips

Posted by Lori Goldman on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Parenting 
School has begun and parents hope their children will have a good year.  Here are tips about how to help your child to be the best he or she can be.
Homework Tips
A checklist for helping your child with homework:
  1.  Try to set aside a special, quiet place with good lighting for homework.
  2.  Keep basic supplies like paper, pencils, pens, markers, rulers, etc. in the work area.
  3.  Try to have a regular time each day to do homework.
  4.  Help your child use tools, like school planners, calendars, and folders....

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Getting your kids to be independent without going nuts

Posted by Lori Goldman on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Parenting 
So many parents want their kids to grow up fast and take on complete responsibility for themselves and their schoolwork.
The problem is that the parents often continue to do everything for the kids but abandon them to a chore that they need support in.

Here's an example.  Mom prepares the breakfast, packs the school bag and the lunch, drives the kid to school, all the while nagging her about what she should be doing.  Then after school, Mom picks up her daughter, brings her home and tells her t...
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Brain Bulletin update from Terry Small

Posted by Lori Goldman on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Parenting 
The best thing you can do to improve your memory and overall health is to SLEEP.   Why? Terry Small, Brain Trainer, tells us.

I read this in the Vancouver Sun newspaper recently:
"Imagine medical research linked a particular food with all the following: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, some forms of cancer, depression, decreased immunity to bacteria and viruses, lower IQ, problems with focusing, learning and concentration, and a decrease in alertness, leading to accidents...

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Motivating your teen

Posted by Lori Goldman on Saturday, July 10, 2010, In : Parenting 

8 Ways to Motivate Teenagers

I think most of parents agree that the cause of their children’s underachievement in school is often simply a lack of motivation. What can parents do to motivate their teens? Here are some ideas I want to share with you.

  1. Be your teenager’s supporter
  2. Teenagers are different with young kids. A teenager wants to be treated like an “adult”. I think “respecting your teenager “is the key to build a trust relationship between parents and your teens. Paren...

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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