What do you do when your usually charming and adorable kids display less than appealing habits? Perhaps they crack their knuckles, or leave the tv on after they’ve [...]Read more Handling Pet Peeves
We never really know what goes on inside our children’s minds. We may make educated guesses, and then do the best we can with that information. Well, here’s another tool to [...]Read more What Order Are They?
When I was a kid, we all had dinner together every night. But even in my own household now, despite my best efforts, we only manage to have dinner together a couple of times [...]Read more Has The Family Dinner Gone The Way of the Dodo?
Bullies have changed quite a bit since our childhood, haven’t they? In my case, the bullies were the ones who were socially inept, overtly aggressive kids. In today’s [...]Read more Sticks and Stones
Where do kids learn to sulk like they do?? I often see a fair bit of sulking in my office…but as a non-family-member, I can usually pull them out of it before too long. [...]Read more Sulking as an Art Form
What do you do if you’re worried about your teen’s weight? Begin by recognizing that however unhappy you are about the weight, your teen is guaranteed to be even [...]Read more Weight Worries
We live in an era of rampant consumerism. Raise your hand if you’ve ever caught yourself trying to keep up with the Jones’…or at the very least snuck an undercover look at [...]Read more The “More, More, More” Epidemic
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally responsible for something your child has done. We have some laws in Ontario that make a parent legally responsible for [...]Read more Taking Their Behaviour Personally
As parents we are so often gobsmacked by our teen’s behaviour. We expect toddlers to write on walls and to throw their spaghetti across the kitchen, and we try our [...]Read more Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner