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 ]

What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Anyways?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a Therapeutic Approach There are lots of different therapists, with lots of different approaches to managing lots of different problems in childhood, from social skills, to anger management, to anxiety and depression, to issues of abuse and neglect. Different approaches to therapy have different levels of research backing their effectiveness for different childhood problems. Not all...[ read more ]

Three Ways of Dealing with Your Child’s Challenging Behaviours

If you have a child with frequent or severe behavioural difficulties, you no doubt have heard a lot of advice from a lot of different people. It's confusing, conflicting, and overwhelming - not to mention riddled with other peoples' judgment of all of the things you should be doing as a parent. All of the judgment and unsolicited advice-giving from...[ read more ]

New Perspectives in Parenting A Child with Behavioural Difficulties

Parenting a child with behavioural difficulties is challenging, no doubt, and it just doesn't seem like any of the advice you get from your parents, your friends, your child's Teachers, or other professionals is helping. Instead of improving, the behaviour just keeps getting more and more out of control. Ross Greene, Ph.D., is the author of the book, The Explosive...[ read more ]

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