Archive for 'Behavior'

Ignoring Misbehavior

Ignoring Misbehavior

When ignoring bad behavior is the best thing a parent can do. Ignoring Misbehavior Let’s face it, some things kids do can drive a parent bonkers, and it’s tempting to punish certain behaviors. But there are [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

No Debate Limits

No Debate Limits

How to set limits without a fight. No Debate Limits When you lay down a rule in your home, are you up for a fight? While there is a time and place for discussion with our [...]

The Good Side of Bad Behaviour

The Good Side of Bad Behaviour

 Finding the silver lining in your child’s defiant behavior. The Good Side of Bad Behavior Is your child a bit willful, ready to stomp his feet and be demanding when he doesn’t get what he wants? [...]

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

Why do some children resort to tattling on their brothers and sisters? Maybe they need to have their feelings validated by Mom or Dad. If you’re the parent of more than one child then you’ve probably [...]

Toddlers and Newborns

Toddlers and Newborns

 Bringing home baby. Toddlers and Newborns Introducing a toddler to a newborn can be quite a challenge.  After all, until now, your toddler may well have been the one and only and little did she think [...]

Technology and Children

Technology and Children

 A look at the benefits of giving kids a break from technology. Technology and Children Are you ever tempted to unplug your kids?  Seems everywhere we go today, children are plugged into mp3 players, smart phones, [...]

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Why you’ll want to consider getting your child a flu shot this fall. Flu Vaccine With autumn well upon us, so too is the flu season. Every year there are new flu strains or a variant [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Internet Use

Internet Use

Our kids and the world of cyberspace. Internet Use For most of us, sending a text or an email is our most common form of communication.  It’s the same for our kids.  Their smart phones and [...]