Category Archives: General Parenting

Peaceful Parenting With Differing Parenting Styles

  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

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8 Parenting Myths Not Grounded in Research

There are always some common parenting myths that seem to pop up as questions in my classes of teaching parenting over the last twenty years.  I am constantly amazed at how wide-spread they are across North America and Europe. There … Continue reading

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Attachment Parenting 101

“The attachment parenting philosophy is based on empathetically responding immediately to a child’s direct and indirect needs.  Attachment parenting is about treating children with dignity and respect afforded any adult.” These words were written by Ellen Percival and Sherry Kerr … Continue reading

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Advice from New Parents to New Parents

We asked new parents what would be the advice from others that they wished to hear and thought was the best, most relevant advice.  They responded below: Ask for help Hire help if you can. Ask for help and be … Continue reading

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Preparing for Parenthood

When partners discover that they are expecting a baby, they often focus on the birth process itself. However, the birth takes 48 hours, whereas parenting takes 20 years. Although it’s certainly necessary to research and inform oneself about birth options, … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy – Limit or Unlimited Access

The debate is on – Should Halloween candy be dished out in small amounts or should kids be allowed unlimited access.  Andrea Holwenger is a Registered Dietitian and weighs in on this topic.

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Easy Grocery Shopping with Each Age and Stage

The easiest way to grocery shop with kids is NOT TO!  Ordering curb-side delivery is a snap and so convenient. However, if there are times that is not possible, here are some ideas for grocery shopping with each age group. … Continue reading

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How to Work At Home with a Deadline, Little Ones and No Sitter

One of the hardest challenges of parenting small children is when you absolutely HAVE to get something done and they are all over you. It can really test your patience. There were many times when my partner was working out … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Parenting (After 29 Busy Years)

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

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Clever Comebacks for Bullying

Clever Comebacks for Bullying Behaviour   by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, DTM As we are heading into back to school from Spring break season, children may encounter bullying situations. Often, children are at a loss of what words to use. … Continue reading

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