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

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

Help Your Teen Stay Safe at Work

Hi, If you have a teenager it is likely that he will be looking for a job for the summer. Or he may already have a part-time job. One of the major considerations for our young people is safety in … Continue reading

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

It Spring and the Kids are Squirming

Hi, For some of us it’s already spring, the rest of you are still waiting but it is guaranteed to arrive eventually. It’s a beautiful sunny day outside my window so I’m going to share some thoughts about kids in … Continue reading

What Should Kids Know Before Kindergarten

Understanding Child Development Aids in Kindergarten Prep More commentary available at kids in the house. This article is primarily to help parents understand the developmental stages children go through before entering school. A good understanding of child development will help you and … Continue reading

Time Out Not The Universal Answer

 Time-Out Not The Universal Answer More commentary available at kids in the house. 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 … Continue reading

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

How to Make Moving Day Stress-Free

Hello, No matter what the weather when the calendar says it’s Spring the For Sale signs start popping up on lawns all over town. Moving is exciting and it’s stressful and when we have kids the stress is multiplied by … Continue reading

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