Discipline

Rewards for Marks — A Good Idea?

Hello, I received a question about rewarding children for marks. Marjorie, Mom of Katie says: “The last time report cards were handed out in my daughter’s grade two class, she discovered that her friend gets rewarded with money and small … Continue reading






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Children’s Manners Are On Show During the Holidays.

Hello, When you sit down for a family dinner during the holidays, will your kids know how to behave? What about if they receive a strange gift from their aunt? Now is the time to be thinking about your kids’ … Continue reading






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Children Should Have Rights Too

Hello, Last week there was a flurry of media activity discussing the question of physical punishment of children. The Vancouver Province covered it as a front page article with a short video on their website. Come and take a look. … Continue reading






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It was the day he almost wore his pyjamas to preschool

Hi, I love to spend time with my grandchildren who are now 3 years old. When they were smaller we could be quite efficient when it came to getting ready to go outside, or preparing for bedtime. But now, they … Continue reading






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Family Meetings That Work

Hi, One of the great ways to handle the chaos and stress that can come with scheduling school, extra-curricular activities and family responsibilities is to have regular family meetings. School is less than a month away and this is a … Continue reading






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My Office is in My Home

Hi, For the most part I have had my office in my home. This creates a number of different challenges. Today I am going to share with you what I have learned over the years about juggling family and business … Continue reading






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How can you protect your child from having a poor body image?

Hi, It’s lovely to put away all the winter wear and get into our light and colourful summer clothing. However, we do find that we become more aware of our bodies because, of course, summer clothes just don’t cover us … Continue reading






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Summer Plans Galore.

Hi, Summer is rushing toward us and suddenly we realize we may not have done enough planning.  The kids are out of school. So how do we make this work? Today’s newsletter will give you lots of ideas and information. … Continue reading






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Are All Four-Year Olds Alike?

Hello, Now that the weather is becoming increasingly summer-like I wanted to talk about backyard swimming pools. Let’s enjoy them but make sure they are also safe for our children. But first, I want to talk about child temperament. We … Continue reading






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Why You Should Not Say “If” To Kids

Hi, Offering kids choices is a great way to avoid power struggles, to give them some control over their behaviour and to teach them to determine what they need to do to get along in our world. But there are … Continue reading






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