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Author Archives: Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE
The Playgroup Altercation – How to Handle it with Finesse and Respect Part One – Your child is the hitter. You are having a lovely pleasant chat with a mom you haven’t seen in ages and suddenly you hear … Continue reading
Small house, many children: How to give kids personal space Humans are territorial and want some control over their belongings and the space where they are kept. We love to nest and this is the beginning of that behaviour for … Continue reading
Some of the best conversations about sex, biology and gender was when my older children were 6, 5, and 3 years old and I was having another baby. They would happily draw pictures of sperm and eggs after we had … Continue reading
Think of your child as a special flower in the garden. Remember the seeds given at the beginning of the year. You have been given a special seed that needs its own quantity of water, sun, and special soil conditions. … Continue reading
Your baby has been crying for hours in the middle of the night. Nothing will calm her. Finally, she settles in your arms but awakens and screams the minute you set her in her crib. Out of exhaustion, you take … Continue reading
In many parts of the world, parents and babies sleep together. It is a viable sleeping option for parents, babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. Benefits of Co-sleeping Parents and baby have close emotional and physical bonding time. Mom … Continue reading
Recommendations: The CPA and AAP suggests that for the first year of life, baby should sleep on their back, with no pillow, on their own surface, in your room. Many parents do co-sleep or bedshare and make the sleep environment … Continue reading
Last Christmas, I had enough of shopping. With five children in the family, even with buying only one present to each other, there would have been 49 gifts to shop, pay for and eventually add to the inevitable mound in … Continue reading
Parenting can be a real challenge for partners who don’t always agree in their parenting styles. Luckily, there are some tips for a more peaceful atmosphere at home. 1.Striving for a united front is difficult. Let’s imagine that you … Continue reading