Toddlers

Failure is the route to success

Failure Can Be a Gift Helicopter parents hover; they are always there to make sure that there are no bumps in the road for their children. Another aspect to this dynamic is the fear of failure. That is, fear of … Continue reading






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What Do Christian Churches Think About Physical Punishment

Hello, Recently, clergy, theologians, church leaders, Christian community members, students and academics met for two days at Queen’s University in Canada to discuss corporal punishment and law reform.  The forum was held in response to the TRC’s Call to Action … Continue reading






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Kids in the Kitchen

Hello, Today we’re going to about involving your kids in meal preparation. While your do that,  I am off having wonderful restaurant meals in Southern Oregon.  Ashland and the Oregon theatre festival to be exact. It’s an annual trip for us … Continue reading






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Is Parenting Instinctive?

Hi, June in our area of the world is always uncertain. Every day is different. It often seems as if we have all four seasons at some point during the month. And then, in my experience, on about July 10 … Continue reading






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Play is the Essence of Childhood

Hi, One of the joys of my life is watching my grandchildren play. They create fantasy situations, with stories and activities associated with the story they are creating including taking on different personas to fit the game. They involve their … Continue reading






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You Can Help Your Child Remember

Hi, Well it seems that no matter where you live winter is hitting with a vengeance. Now, I am on the west coast of Canada and compared to the rest of the country we get off easy. But, we aren’t … Continue reading






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Time Out NOT The Universal Answer

Hello, When I talk to people about child discipline they want a clear formula for how to change their child’s behaviour. So they look to time out and set rules in place for this choice. But that totally misses the … Continue reading






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M-o-m-m. I want a cookie. Why do kids whine?

Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely holiday. I must say I did. My grandchildren are 4 ½ and this is the first year that they really understand what the holiday is all about. It was great to … Continue reading






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The Galloping Gimmes

Hi, Christmas is coming, excitement rules.  But are the kids also creating wish lists that would put you in the poor house if you were to buy them everything they want? Let’s take a look at how to help our … Continue reading






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He Dressed Himself!

Hello, It’s been a great couple of weeks for me. I celebrated a major birthday and my gift is humungous (to quote one of my grandson’s favourite words). With my hubby, John, I will be spending a few days in … Continue reading






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