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.
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
Parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child is challenging. We want to preserve their spirit while effectively parenting them. This is how to work with your child's temperament, improve cooperation and celebrate who they are.My first strong-willed, sensitive child was my daughter. Shortly after she was born, many described my baby girl as an old soul. As an infant, her … [Read more...] about Parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child: This is what you need to know
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
If you feel like a lonely mom, you're not alone. As many as 90% of moms report feeling alone. Find effective ways to be a happier mom and re-engage the village around you. This post I, Alana, co-authored with best-selling author Rebecca Eanes.I had hundreds of online acquaintances, thousands of Instagram followers, and over a million followers on my Facebook page, but … [Read more...] about The Lonely Mom: How to Conquer This Feeling and Engage a Village Again