Baby Your Big Kid!

Baby Your Big Kid!

Is your child being needy particularly needy lately? “I can’t do it! YOU put my coat on.” Maybe you have a new baby and your older child is out of sorts? “I’m the baby! Carry ME!” (Or both!? “I’m the baby. You need to feed me!”) Here’s a quick and easy parenting tip...

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6 Words That Will Make You A Peaceful Parent

When it comes to our children and challenging behaviour, we often tell ourselves or hear from those close to us: He’s just seeing what he can get away with. She’s just trying to manipulate you. He’s pushing all my buttons. Terrible twos. Threenagers. “My kid is an...

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Chores: Raising Helpful Kids

Recently my oldest teenage son spent a good chunk of his weekend shovelling and moving earth by the wheelbarrow-fulls for a landscaping project. A neighbour with a similar aged son took me aside to ask how we got our son to do that- did we pay him? No, I answered, we...

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Special Time

Like most of us, you probably feel it’s a daily challenge to find the time to connect with your child. We know how important one-on-one time is but at the end of the day we realize that all we’ve done is move our children through the schedule. Get up, dressed, to...

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Parenting Hack: The Kid of the Day

If you are tired of the bickering about whose turn it is, or who gets to sit in the preferred spot on the sofa- here is your solution! Liz, mom of 3, a client of mine and a member of my Facebook group, shared the best parenting hack ever: The Kid of the Day. (watch my...

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First Day of School Worries? Here’s How to Help…

If your child is starting school for the first time, or starting in a new school or with a new teacher, they might be feeling a bit worried right now. Here are some ideas to make the transition easier (for both of you!) If your child is anxious, talk about it. Ask...

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Your Guide To An Easier Daycare Transition

“When are you going back to work?” well-meaning friends and family want to know. Half of them assume you are going to be devastated to be away from your baby- the other half laugh that they bet you can’t wait to start the daycare transition. The truth? Could be...

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