APSGO Parenting Blog

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer!I must get out and breathe the air again.-Gustav Mahler We have all been itching to end the cooped-up existence we have been forced into. We have been itching to come out of both Winter and COVID hibernation. March reveals longer days, higher temperatures, and Spring. Spring brings buds and sprouts that promise the beauty of lush green trees, shrubs, and colourful flower beds. Spring reminds us of the possibility of new life and coaxes us out of Winter hibernation.  Warmer, brighter days lift our spirits and encourage us to get […]
By Sue Kranz “Why?” questions are uppermost in the minds of most parents of acting-out teens: “Why does he lie?” “Why does she hang around with those kids?” “Why does he do drugs?” “Why does she steal?” But we don’t have to know why a problem exists to solve it. We think we have to go back for answers and reasons for our current unhappiness or unwanted behaviour: back to our youth, back to our childhood, back to where “the problem” originated. With this approach, we don’t go back for two reasons: We can’t change the past, no matter how […]
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