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
Here’s the article from my most recent newsletter… Most people say they want to simplify their lives because they feel like they have lost control of their time. [...]Read more Happiness at Home: Simplify Your Life
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
I just got a “chain email” sent to me, and although I usually just delete them (sorry if you’ve ever sent me one, but I just don’t have time to worry [...]Read more Some Valuable Lessons For All Our Kids Suffering From A Sense Of Entitlement
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
I read an interesting article on boys and video games, discussing how literacy rates are dropping for boys, but some researchers aren’t concerned because they feel video [...]Read more Video Games as the New Books?
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