Annabelle Fell

Blog Entries by Annabelle Fell

Parents Unite! Get Empowered to Stop Bullying

Posted September 1, 2011 | 09/01/11 11:43 AM ET

One of the most common complaints I hear from parents is about unchecked bullying in their child's school and the frustration that the school "isn't doing enough" to improve negative interactions between kids. Parents feel the weight of their children's pain and like their kids, often feel helpless to do...

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Help Your Kids Ride the Tech-Free Wave Into Fall

Posted August 11, 2011 | 08/11/11 01:44 PM ET

Many camps have firm policies about the use of technology by campers and staff for the discreet periods they are at camp. These policies often stipulate no cell phones, no handheld gaming devices, no blackberries, no iPads, no laptops.

Initially, kids can mildly panic at the idea of being...

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Fact or Fiction: Can Kids Be Anything They Want to Be?

Posted July 22, 2011 | 07/22/11 01:04 PM ET

"You cannot be anything you want to be -- but you can be a lot more of who you already are. "

Tom Rath writes this in his bestselling book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, first published by Gallop in 1997.

I'm down with that statement.

Believe me, as a kid...

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For the High School Graduate: When Should You Take Advice?

Posted June 30, 2011 | 06/30/11 08:30 AM ET

Earlier this year there was an article in the Globe and Mail about giving advice. I have to confess, I didn't read the article. I know, shame on me. But I also confess, I wasn't all that interested in reading the piece, because I've never been very good at taking...

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Kids Reward Revolution: Using Guerrilla Rewards to Motivate Your Child

Posted June 25, 2011 | 06/25/11 02:23 PM ET

Ever since I began working with kids and families, the benefits of the many reward systems used to tame the wild and unwanted behaviours in children have been lauded by the experts who created them far and wide.

And lots of parents bought into these programs, ever-diligent, ever-desperate, for...

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End the School Year on the Right Foot: How to Help Your Kids Finish Strong

Posted June 17, 2011 | 06/17/11 03:00 PM ET

It's that time of year again. Right about now, kids and parents alike are white-knuckling it until that last day of school. Exhausted and ready for a break after 10 months of science projects, spelling tests and friendship drama (not to mention the relentless after school programming, carpooling, and parent...

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