Baby Talk Leads to Baby Talkers

Hi, From the first word out of our children’s mouths to the long descriptive stories they love to tell as they get older, language is an important piece of child development.So today we’re going to take a quick look at … Continue reading






Manners Matter

Modelling Manners for Your Children A while back I saw an article lisitng rules for entertaining like a grownup. The exact rules were not the point; the real point was that once we’re adult and beyond the poor student stage, … Continue reading






Children need discipline. They do not need to be hit!

Hi, I am in Ottawa speaking to the ‘powers that be’ about our need to stop the legal assault of our children. As of this date, 49 countries have banned the physical punishment of children. Isn’t it about time that … Continue reading






What if your child just won’t budge?

Hi, Some kids go through a stage of being stubborn and others are born that way. Whichever is your reality, having a stubborn kid can wear down the most patient of parents. So what can you do? What if your … Continue reading






What do you do when your child just won’t listen?

Hello, You say in a quiet and offhand way that maybe it would be fun to go to the park later today. It wasn’t a big deal but boy did the kids hear you and hold you to it. In … Continue reading






Feeding picky eater

Hi, You’d think that kids would love to eat and would simply enjoy the food that is prepared for them. (I love food that is prepared for me!). But, we all know that dealing with picky eaters is a a … Continue reading






Grandparents as Caregivers

Hi, For those of you who live in the Lower Mainland, the Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool is hosting a workshop on March 2, 2016. You can learn all about it here. As most of you know, I love being … Continue reading






Tantrums Can be Avoided (Most of the time)

Hi, I remember thinking how fortunate I was that my kids didn’t tend to have tantrums. It was a lovely Spring day when this thought passed through my mind and we were heading home. The kids were hungry and tired, … Continue reading






Why We Need to Repeal the So-Called “Spanking Law.”

Hello, Over the last month there has been a lot of media discussion about physical punishment of children and the fact that Canada has a law which specifically outlines rules for the hitting of our most vulnerable citizens, our children. … Continue reading






Why you want to get involved with your child’s school

Happy New Year, It’s the start of a new year and a time to assess where we want to put our time and energy. Our children’s education is important to us and we want to ensure that things are going … Continue reading