Vive la Differénce: A Sample Chapter

Hi, When the kids are out of school we often get a very different look at them. Because we’re simply spending more time with them and watching them with their friends we get a more complete picture of what makes … Continue reading

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

Words Matter.

What Have You Signed Up For? At some point you signed up to receive the Parenting Today E-Newsletter which comes out every second Thursday and arrives in you email. It comes from me, Kathy Lynn at and you can … Continue reading

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

Childhood Memories

My sister-in-law is visiting this week and I am having a lovely time listening to she and my husband reminisce. It doesn’t matter that I’ve heard the stories before; it’s an integral part of their visit. They talk about the … Continue reading

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.  … Continue reading

Free Workshop May 13. 2014

Child Discipline…Steps to Success Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014                 Time: 730 to 9 pm Address: St. Philips Church (in the Gymnasium) 3737 W27th Ave, Dunbar, Vancouver RSVP: No cost but please RSVP … Continue reading

Have the Kids Go Outside and Play

Want to Develop a Effective Discipline Plan?  Free workshop in the Lower Mainland.  Check it out. Have Kids Go Outside to Play Springtime should be a time of outdoor play. The streets should ring with the laughter of children and … Continue reading

Park the Car Whenever Possible

Active Transport I love the summer. I love it for a lot of reasons but one is the reduced traffic around schools. During the school year perfectly healthy kids are being driven to and from school, causing major traffic jams. … Continue reading

Sneak it In

It’s not just our kids who need to be active.  In order to be healthy and be good role models we also need to keep moving. To get you started here are some ideas for staying active at work. Sneak … Continue reading