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Ages and Stages
Category Archives: Emerging Adult Children 19-25
As we are heading into back to school season, children may pick up that peer pressure exists in their school either directly or indirectly. Some peer pressure is positive, but some isn’t. One of the best lessons they can learn … Continue reading
Today, is the last day that I’m on active parenting duty. It began on a sunny, hot, cloudless day on June 29, 1991 when my first son came into our lives. The other book-end, my baby, my youngest of 5 … Continue reading
Parenting expert, Judy Arnall, discusses the democratic, non-punitive way to get kids (and partners!) to help around the house! What Chores When? 2-3 years old (done with adult) Empty small wastebaskets Put on pj’s Pick up trash in yard Wash … Continue reading
It is an election year, and Prime Minister Trudeau promised to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report recommendations. One of those recommendation’s is to remove the legality of children being assaulted. Ask the MP candidates what they are doing … Continue reading
Excerpted from the book, Unschooling To University (and College too): Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content. Games are just another food on the buffet of learning Children love their technology and parents know it. If you treat screen … Continue reading
My comments in an article in Today’s Parent regarding positive reinforcement: https://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/positive-reinforcement-one-parenting-trick-everybody-needs/ Read the full article here
Why is it so difficult to teach children that actions have consequences? The question might be, “Why do children not choose the best course of action?” It is difficult because of caregiver/parent’s unrealistic expectations of children’s brain development. Honestly, I … Continue reading
In groups, I get asked all the time if consequences are punitive. It depends. Consequences are natural outcomes that occur if a parent intervenes or not. Yes, consequences happen to kids all the time when they are out and about … Continue reading
CELLPHONE CONTRACT FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Watch newsclip on non-punitive cellphone contracts A Contract for Digital Health and Safety between Parent and Child Date:_________________ CHILD I agree to always ask you for help, explanation, advice and information regarding anything I can’t … Continue reading