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
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
To the unknowing eye, positive parenting can be mistaken for permissive parenting. This is because positive parents forgo the use of punishment and listen to their children's feelings. Here is the crucial difference between the two parenting styles.My daughter and oldest son were in the throes of a heated argument when a store attendant got uncomfortably close to … [Read more...] about This is the Crucial Difference Between Positive and Permissive Parenting
What is positive discipline? Some fear it's permissive while others may not understand everything entails. Here you will find out what it is, what it isn't and how to use positive discipline in your parenting. At the bottom of this post, get a printable cheatsheet with these tips.To many, positive discipline sounds like a misnomer.For one, parents avoid the use … [Read more...] about What is Positive Discipline and Why You Might Have it Wrong