Discipline

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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Why Kids Whine and What You Can Do About It.

Hello, Despite what I was told and reported in my previous newsletter, Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, is alive and well. One of the child behaviours that drives parents wild is whining and in the summer … Continue reading






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Discipline and Punishment are not the same thing

Hi, We all know that kids need discipline but are we clear on the difference between discipline and punishment. I hear people mixing them up all the time and that includes parenting educators. So today, we are going to talk … Continue reading






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Teach Kids How to Problem-Solve

Hi, I hope you enjoyed our series of articles promoting the ParticipACTION program Bring Back Play. If you live in the Lower Mainland you will be interested in the free workshop on May 13. I hope to see you there. http://tinyurl.com/lr6vvrj  … Continue reading






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Vive la Différence: Raising Children with Different Temperaments

Vive la Différence: Raising Children with Different Temperaments. I have always known that each child is a unique individual. I looked at my two who are as different as night and day. Then I consider my siblings and we are … Continue reading






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