Should You Send Your Child Back to School?

Parents across Canada and beyond are having to make the decision of whether to send their kids back to school, or keep them at home for some type of home schooling option. If you already have a firm decision in mind, this post probably isn't for you. But if you're like so many parents right now who are overwhelmed with...[ read more ]

10 New Year Resolution Ideas for Parents

New Year Resolution Ideas for Parents

Are you looking for some inspiration to set meaningful New Year Resolutions as a parent? This year, set New Year Resolutions that will help you become a better version of yourself, and will bring you closer to your kids and your family. After all, what better New Year Resolutions can you set this year than improving yourself as a person...[ read more ]

How to Survive the Holidays for Parents of Children with Behaviour Challenges

The Holidays are Different for Parents of Children with Behaviour Challenges For some, the Christmas holidays in particular can be a much needed relief from the constant bedtime and morning battles, the tears and fears of going to school, and the weekly or in some cases daily dreaded phone calls from the Teacher or the Principal. It’s a time to...[ read more ]

Helping Your Child Cope Through Separation or Divorce

Raising a child through separation/divorce can be challenging, especially as parents are experiencing their own challenges in coping with the many feelings and changes that a separation/divorce can bring about. You are resilient. You can do this. And so can your child. There are several practical things that you can start doing or continue doing in order to help your...[ read more ]

New Year’s Resolutions that Stick


So it's the first week in January, and everywhere you look are New Year's Resolutions being made, simply because it's the new year. I'll bet you've even made a few of your own... maybe even the same ones from last year. This year, set New Year's Resolutions that will actually stick! To be honest, I'm not a fan of New...[ read more ]

3 Ways Labelled Praise Can Increase Your Child’s Compliance

Are you sick of asking your child over and over again to get their shoes on, put their toys away, hang the towel up on the rack, or be nice to their sibling? It's important to learn how to get your child to comply more often with your requests now, so you aren't forever picking up after your child, dealing...[ read more ]

10 Tips for Fewer Meltdowns on Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! For many kids, it's a time of great joy, excitement, and adventure as they dress up, run around with their friends, and get as much free candy as their little arms can carry in those oversized pillowcases! Halloween is Different for Kids who Struggle with Behaviour Problems If you have a child who has...[ read more ]

Six Tips to Make Play Time Enjoyable

If you are like many parents, you dread play time. You have had a long day, you're tired, you don't like barbies or puppets or superheros, and you just don't really know how to play with your little one in a way that they (and you, for that matter!) find enjoyable. If you are one of the few who love...[ read more ]

How You May be Unintentionally Teaching Your Toddler to be Aggressive

You may be unintentionally teaching your toddler to be aggressive. How so? And how can you teach them exactly the opposite? The other day, in the community, I observed a calm, quiet, toddler sitting with family for almost an entire sporting event, interacting with family members throughout. I was intrigued by the little one’s ability to stay sitting and focused...[ read more ]

What Kind of Parent are You? Parenting Styles and Child Outcomes

There are four different parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglectful. Each parenting styles is characterized by its unique combination of demandingness and responsiveness. Parenting styles are characterized by levels of parental demandingness and responsiveness. Demandingness refers to the level of control you attempt to have over your child's behaviour, or the level of expectations your have of your child....[ read more ]

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