Behaviour

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...

Give of Yourself

Don’t underestimate the value of time spent with your child one-to-one. It may seem like a big order in your busy life but what...

Conversation or Coercion

The command-and-control approach to parenting works until it doesn’t. There comes a point when most children—if they are healthy—rebel against this. Or, if they...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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