6 Words That Will Make You A Peaceful Parent

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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2 Surprising Rules To Stop Sibling Fighting

Do you want to reduce sibling fighting? Try this: Your kids don’t have to share and they don’t have to play together. When I share these guidelines with parents they are often surprised. We want our children to be generous and learn how to share. We want our children...

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Staying Close To Your Tweens and Teens

Yesterday I was dropping my 10 year old daughter off after an appointment. She needed to cross a busy city and I was nervous so I coached her, “Don’t forget to look both ways. Wait for the signal.” She cut me off with a “Mom! I’m not a baby. You don’t have to say...

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What You Need To Know Before You Have Another Baby

Many parents are caught off guard by how hard it can be when they add to their family. It doesn’t have to be! If you can make this transition a smooth one, life will feel easier and you will be laying the foundations for a great sibling relationship. Here’s what you...

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