This section contains weekly parenting tips and strategies ranging from picky eaters to positive discipline!
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How do we help our kids navigate the misinformation that is all around us? This article shares tips for how to engage kids in critical thinking and what we can do to help them make sense of stories and information that create fear and anxiety.Read More
How do we talk with our children and teens about what is happening in our world as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds? This article will give you concrete tips for how to best support our children.Read More
How can we increase our child’s capacity for risk and resilience?Read More
What is the difference between praise and encouragement? Check out these parenting tips for increasing your use of encouragement and help your children and teens build self confidence.Read More
Everyone is probably familiar with the phrase “tune in”. What does this mean really? Read more for tips on how to “tune in” to your child.Read More
Setting rules and limits for children can often be easy to do but tough to enforce! Read on for some tips regarding setting limits.Read More
To be able to think properly, and to even be capable of appropriate decisions; we must first be calm. Calm means to soothe our minds and bodies so that we are ready to engage physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and/or spiritually.Read More
What makes an apology meaningful? (or, what is a “good” apology?). A meaningful apology includes: Intentionality….the apology is given intentionally and with awareness of the reason for it Genuine commitment […]Read More
1. Be Fully Available When we take the time to give our children our full and undivided attention without the distraction of cell phones, television, our own problems etc…, children […]Read More
Our relationship with our child is our most powerful “tool” in helping our children through their distress. When we take a moment to connect first, before correcting or directing their behaviour, we immediately begin the process of helping our kids manage their emotions more effectively and therefore help to ease their distress.Read More
One aspect to pay attention to in helping to build self-esteem is something called the Positive vs Negative messages ratio. This just means ensuring you use more positive, loving, supporting words than negative, “correcting” words. Sometimes this is referred to as Strengths Based vs. Deficit Based.Read More
What often happens when our child (or someone else in our lives) gets angry and starts acting out? We do the same.
It is difficult not to get worked up when we have another human in front of us who is “flipping out” right?
Here are 4 steps that can help us remain calm in these high intensity emotion situations.
Punishment is a penalty imposed or inflicted upon a person for some kind of perceived wrongdoing. In parenting, it is something we do to a child for the purposes of correcting a behaviour and/or teaching a “life lesson”. Discipline on the other hand, is a process.Read More
Encouraging words for children will help them to thrive in all areas of their development.
They help children understand themselves and how their unique abilities help them to be successful at certain tasks. Words of encouragement are also a wonderful way to help build a child’s self-esteem, as well as their individual identity.