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Young Kids and Television

Young Kids and Television

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.  Young Kids and Television Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children under two years [...]

Kid Culture

Kid Culture

Why sleeping over at a friend’s is a childhood rite of passage. Kid Culture Sleepovers are a rite of passage for most kids. And now wonder – sitting up giggling into the wee hours of the [...]

Teens and Limits

Teens and Limits

Why it’s important to teach our teens to negotiate and problem solve. Teens and Limits When it comes to setting limits with teens, our best bet as parents is to negotiate the rules.  Why?  Because by [...]

Punishment

Punishment

Why corporal punishment isn’t the answer to getting kids to behave. Punishment At one time spanking and hitting children was very common, and was thought to go along with good parenting. But over time, it became [...]

Instructing Kids

Instructing Kids

Why limit setting is so much easier when kids know the rules. Instructing Kids Letting our children know what we expect of them and telling them how to do what we want, is one of the [...]

Logical Consequences

Logical Consequences

How logical consequences help set limits for our children. Logical Consequences What if limits were set with our kids, not because as parents, we arbitrarily set the rules, but because those limits just made sense?  It’s [...]

Time Out

Time Out

Does it backfire when you give your kids Time Out? Time Out A short Time Out can be an effective consequence when young children misbehave It gives them an opportunity to think about what they have [...]

The Benefits of Boredom

The Benefits of Boredom

Why do nothing time is good for kids. The Benefits of Boredom When your children lament that they’re bored, do you feel it’s your duty to fill their time with one activity or another? If so, [...]

Child Led Quality Time

Child Led Quality Time

The benefits of letting kids take the lead with fun, family fun activities. Child Led Quality Time When it comes to spending one-on-one quality time with our children, or planning fun family activities, parents often take [...]

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

How to keep summer fun and kid’s active without breaking the bank. Summer Activities The last thing most parents want to see, is their child vegging out on the couch all summer watching TV or playing [...]