Is Sacrifice a Dirty Word?

Hi,  It seems the first version of this post hit some snags so I am starting over and hope this works. Is sacrifice a dirty word? What is the line between meeting our kids needs and looking after ourselves? It … Continue reading






Is Sacrifice a Dirty Word?

Hi, Is sacrifice a dirty word? What is the line between meeting our kids needs and looking after ourselves? It can be a challenging decision. We’re going to take a look at this thorny concept today. The Prime Directive of … Continue reading






Sometimes child discipline goes awry and a small child ends up in the morgue

Hi, If you live in BC you know that it’s election time but I was astonished when I saw a TV comment indicating that our young people aren’t even aware there is an election campaign going on. We need to … Continue reading






The Ins and Outs of Curfews

 Hi, I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Whether you were celebrating at your church, watching kids hunt for Easter eggs, at a Vaisakhi parade or opening the family cottage it does seem to be the weekend the welcomes … Continue reading






Negative Discipline Methods — an overview

Hi, If you are one of my regular readers you know that I am working to end physical punishment of children in Canada. I am clear that hitting is assault, spanking is hitting, therefore, spanking is assault. Often when I … Continue reading






Mom, She’s Being Bad!”

Hi, I don’t know where you are and what you’re doing but I am travelling to the desert to visit with my brother and sister-in-law.  They also have five grandchildren and I hope to meet them all.While I am relaxing, … Continue reading






Is Your Child Suffering from Spring Fever?

Hi, Spring break is just around the corner and no matter where you are in Canada, you are anxiously awaiting the end of our horrible winter. That’s when we find ourselves dealing with Spring Fever. But, it’s not just us, … Continue reading






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






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






What is Jodie Good At?

Hello, Today is a very special day because it is my daughter’s birthday. There are lots of things I’ve forgotten over the years but this day, forty-six years ago is the day I became a Mom. And it was right. … Continue reading