Kids in the Kitchen

Hello, Eating is universal. We all eat. Most kids love to help out in the kitchen. Although it seems like a hassle to have them helping prepare our meals, it’s worth it. And Spring break may just give you the … Continue reading

Let Your Child Be the Helicopter

Hello, One of the toughest parts of parenting is letting our kids grow up. We want to hang on to them and keep them safe but our job is to let them go. It’s a process involving letting them do … Continue reading

What do you do when your child doesn’t listen?

Hi,  Do you sometimes feel as if you’re just wasting your breath when you talk to the kids? You are certain that you were very clear with your child about what you needed from her, but she just ignores you. … Continue reading

Consider Parent Participation Preschool for your Child

Choosing a Preschool For Your Child Believe it or not, it’s now time to be considering preschool for the Fall. In my part of the world, we have parent participation preschools and interestingly I have learned that many of the kids … Continue reading

Tired of hearing your toddler say “No”?

Hello, The first time your little one stamps his foot and declares “No!” you may find it cute.  But the cuteness soon wears off and you wonder if that’s the only word he has in his vocabulary. You can change No … Continue reading

Help Your Children to Become Capable.

Happy New Year I thought we’d start the year out by talking about what we can do to help our kids become capable. I was interested watching my five-year-old grandchildren do for themselves whatever they could and their parents patiently … Continue reading

Kid’s manners are on display during the holidays

Merry Christmas, I am a Christmas person but want to wish you all the best no matter how you celebrate the holiday. On Tuesday (Dec.19) I posted a link to an article about helping kids to handle unwanted hugs and … Continue reading

Domestic Violence Starts Over the Knees of Parents

Hi, Well the rhythm of my regular newsletter hit a snag last week when my computer decided to die. As you can imagine, being without a computer for five days is a challenge. Yes, I have my phone but it’s … Continue reading

Canada’s Best Kept Secret

Canada’s Best Kept Secret Today is National Child Day.  Did you know that? No, it’s our best kept secret. Last year the Prime Minister made a statement. But I can’t find one this year so let’s look back. Social Media … Continue reading

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