Discipline

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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Random Thoughts: Recent Stories in the News

Hi, There have been a number of different stories in the past few days that I found interesting and relevant so I am going to share them with you. Corinne’s Quest Supported in the House of Commons Joyce Murray is … Continue reading

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Why Should We End Physical Punishment of Children?

Hi, Today we’re going to talk about an important federal campaign to end physical punishment of children. Please pay attention, visit the website and sign on as a supporter. Our children need us to support them to live in a … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Time-Out

Hi, There are no magic answers when it comes to child discipline. Let’s face it, if I could make a pronouncement that if you do this or that every time your child misbehaves the behaviour will stop forever, I would … Continue reading

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Child Discipline is not a party game

And yet, I am seeing what are touted as positive disciplinary tactics that are at least bizarre, certainly inappropriate and definitely have little to do with actual child discipline. The goal of child discipline is to teach, train and guide … Continue reading

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Can a Toddler Hear the Word No?

Can a Toddler Hear the Word No? When I’m speaking to parents of toddlers and preschoolers one common question is, “How do I get them to listen when I say no?” It can be so frustrating trying to get the … Continue reading

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