Category Archives: Parenting

Support Service Parent Forum

 We are very happy to announce that Gea Visscher, an experienced Clinical and Educational Psychologist, is coming to KIS!  Mrs. Visscher offers a wide variety of services to schools, teachers, parents, adolescents, and young children. Though she currently lives in … Continue reading

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Getting your child to Share Openly

One of the most common questions I get from parents are about communication. Sometimes, it can be tricky to get your child to share openly with you. This can depends on many different factors; their energy level, hunger level, personality, emotional … Continue reading

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Daniel J Siegel

Daniel J Siegal walks listeners through a guided medication session of about 25 minutes, using his metaphor of the Wheel of Awareness. This is a medication exercise you, as a parent or guardian, might enjoy doing yourself. You could also … Continue reading

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Daniel J Siegel talks about the “Whole Brain Child”

Daniel Siegel talks about integrating a child Daniel Siegel talks about connecting to calm Daniel Siegel talks about “Naming to Tame it” strategy Daniel Siegel talks about a scientific explanation for “flipping your lid”

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A Handy Model of the Brain with Dr. Daniel J Siegel

Dr. Daniel J Siegel described how the brain, and its individual parts, can be represented within a “hand model”. This video is useful for reviewing brain parts and their functions. It   provides a simple foundation for the book The … Continue reading

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The Whole Brain Child- Chapter 1 “Parenting with the Brain in Mind”

Chapter 1 of the Whole Whole Brain Child discusses the importance for parents to understand the inner workings of their child’s developing brain. This will help them to better understanding their child, respond to them more effectively in difficult situations, … Continue reading

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KIS ES Parent Book Club

This week, the KIS ES Parent Book Club will start. Parents who have signed up and bought the book, will meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss chapters read from a book that discusses strategies to nurture children’s developing minds: … Continue reading

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Happy 2018! ….A fresh start to Term 2

Happy New Year KIS! Holiday are a great way to relax and decompress after a couple of exciting months at school or at work. We get to see our friends, family, and maybe even enjoy some quiet alone time. Holidays … Continue reading

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Holiday Stress- How to manage!

Holidays are wonderful! For many it is their favourite time of the year. It is a time we get to spend with family and friends. It is a time to relax and enjoy ourselves. Still, it is easy to get … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution

The ability to solve problems is a crucial life skill. This is why we take the time to explicitly teach social conflict resolution skills at KIS. We work to empower children to think through their problems, find an appropriate solution, … Continue reading

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