Category: Parenting

Mar 23

Positive Reinforcement

Rarely does a child wake up and think of ways to annoy the parents. Most children, and adults, want to hear praise. It feels good to be reminded of the many good things we do every day.

Dec 09

When to potty train?

Potty training is a tricky issue. While many children are ready sometime during their second year, others aren’t interested until well into the third year. One of the best ways of knowing if your child is ready to train is whether or not he/she is bothered by a dirty or wet diaper. Once you know the child is ready, you’ll need to make some decisions. Potty chair or regular toilet? …

Dec 01

Good cop vs Bad cop

Why is parenting sometimes harder when there are two parents involved? Every person brings with them in life a set of values and a framework for how things should be done. When we partner with someone and create a family, it is important to decide upon the style of parenting that will work for your family.  Discipline is effective only when it is consistent and predictable, constant communication with your …

Dec 01

Holiday Stress

Your children may not be in charge of buying and wrapping gifts but they are surely feeling your stress! The holidays bring with them late nights, overeating, parties and lots of visiting. All of these activities cause disruption to a child’s usual routine. Sometimes we as adults forget how important consistency is to a young child. Consistency offers a sense of security and predictability to a confusing world. Try and …