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Talking to Children

The Power of Presence

Ellen Magnis | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Ellen Magnis

To deepen and heal our relationships he guides us to say (to ourselves) as we sit with our loved ones, "Darling, I am here for you. Darling, I know you suffer, and I am here for you."

How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children, Part 2

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We should let children know that we have also suffered frustrations and disappointments, and moments of embarrassment. We can then talk with them about how we have overcome our disappointments -- and tell them we are confident that they will, too.

Why Do Children Hide Commonplace Things From Their Parents?

Quora | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jessica Margolin, HAPILABS VP Community Children hide what they have been doing from other pe...

What's The Deepest Question Your Kid Has Ever Asked?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

Has your son or daughter ever ask a question so unexpected it stopped you right in your tracks? Or come up with a statement so deep, you think you've ...

Keeping Kids Calm Before -- and During -- the Storm

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.27.2011 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As unnerving as it is for parents who find themselves in Hurricane Irene's path, it can be terrifying for kids. Here are some tips for helping anxious children get through the storm.

How To Talk So Your Child Will Listen: Vulnerability Is Key!

Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D.

Last week I ran into a young woman (I'll call her Marielle) on the street. She reminding me that I'd precipitated a turning point in her relationship with her mother -- and in her life.

The Dancing Parent -- 'How Was Your Day?'

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Darryl Sollerh

For some children, the question "How was your day?" is all they need to launch into a chatty description of every moment since you parted. But for others what often follows can be anything but comforting to a parent.