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Children Who Witness Abuse

A Playful Approach to Discipline

by Gordon Neufeld In this two-part editorial on discipline, Dr. Gordon Neufeld discusses the root causes of problem behaviour and their surprisingly playful solutions. Play has been on my mind lately. Perhaps it is the influence of three young grandsons. Perhaps it is because I want t
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Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common By Monica Anderson The widespread adoption of various digital technologies by today’s teenagers has added a modern wrinkle to a universal challenge of par
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How can the relationship between children and their parents survive separation and divorce?

  Dagmar is on Faculty with the Neufeld Institute and director of the German language Neufeld training and education. When my marriage broke up, my biggest concern and feeling of guilt was: What are we doing to our children? Children are creatures of attachment – attachment does
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Just Breathe how to cope through breathing and meditation.

Just breathe / This video on mindfulness, made with elementary school children and their families, captures the children’s understanding of difficult emotions, how they affect different regions of the brain, and how they cope through breathing and meditation.    
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Non-violence as a Way of Life

Our instinct to mimic (or catch) all types of emotions provides the foundation to be able to resonate with and understand someone else’s feelings. Big I and Three Cs-lntent, content, circumstances, and possible intended and unintended consequences If we conclude that our actions could
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Taking A Stand Against Bullying

Bullying Prevention Books for Tweens and Teens By Katherine Handcock, A Mighty Girl Senior Research Intern As kids enter puberty and their bodies and emotions start to change, bullying takes on new challenges: not only do relationships become more complex, but self-esteem is often mor
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Self-Regulation in Children

Self-regulation is a critical competency that underlies the mindful, intentional, and thoughtful behaviors of younger and older children alike. Read More
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The Importance of Play

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less This is an excellent article describing The Importance of Play
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