There is a higher incidence of child stress, anxiety and disorders than ever before. This is how to change the course and improve your child's life.My two oldest children bound off of the school bus. Their backpacks bounce with their gate. They're grinning from ear-to-ear, elated to be home and see me. Because the baby is on my hip, they wrap their arms around my … [Read more...] about There is an undeclared war on childhood. This is how to stop it.
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There's no question parents want to give their children every competitive advantage. We want to raise children who will be successful and have a leg up in such a dog-eat-dog world. With so many extracurricular activities for kids to choose from, this is what science says is the best approach.With summer holidays approaching, it's natural to worry about our kids' … [Read more...] about Why science says this is the best approach to extracurricular activities
For a parent, one of the most humbling and frustrating experiences is when your child backtalks or disrespects you. This powerful approach is rooted in positive discipline and will calm the most disrespectful behaviour and stop backtalk. Get a printable cheat sheet with this technique at the bottom of the post.There have been times in our family, I have felt like I … [Read more...] about How to stop backtalk and restore peace in your family
It can be maddening when kids don't listen. These are research-based strategies that will teach you how to get kids to listen calmly and effectively.The number one question I get from parents joining our facebook group or when emailing me is: How do I get my kids to listen better?Though we have struggled with good listening numerous times before, there is one … [Read more...] about How to get kids to listen: 6 sure-fire tips that will make your life easier
Find out why authoritative parenting is essential today even though it wasn't in the past, including the pros and cons of this style of parenting and more.There seem to be two big misconceptions when it comes to positive or authoritative parenting.First, many fear that it raises children who have an over-inflated concept of importance.This is because … [Read more...] about This is why positive parenting is essential now but might not have been in the past