Behaviour

Quit Riffin’ on Your Kid

Parents have the mistaken goal of trying to teach their children the shortcuts to becoming a high functioning adult. We have learned so much...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Shuffling Forward

We do a lot for Angus. More than the average amount that parents do for their eight-year-olds. Angus’s laundry list of diagnoses means that...

The Adulting Parent

If discipline means to teach, what does punishment mean? Meaning: The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence. We don’t...

Helping Our Tweens & Teens Navigate Conflict

The “tweens” (between the ages of 8 or 9 and 12) are rough. Carefree childhood innocence rapidly slips away as kids encounter higher expectations...

Different Kinds of Attention

Negative attention can take many forms, but one of them is allowing your child to take you away from something that is important to...

Dialing Down my Side Eye

A refresher in compassionMy son’s first “Ninja Warrior” class was a bit disorganized, with energetic preschoolers running amok. Truth be told, it was absolute...

Get in the Same Chapter

Of course you and your partner were raised differently. You may never get on the same page, but what if thinking you should be...

Parenting Myself

Ninety per cent of the time, I consider myself to be a pretty decent parent. I care deeply about my child and I enjoy...

Be the Authority

Authority over yourself is commonly referred to as authoritative parenting. This means that you can be clear with expectations and boundaries without sounding uncertain....

No Short Cuts

The news of the college admission scandal in the United States left me feeling heartbroken for the thousands of children who don’t have a...

What Lies Behind Lying

We’re all guilty of white lies, so how do you talk to your children about lying?By nature, small children are inherently honest—they tell it...

April/May 2020

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