Category Archives: Teenagers 13-19

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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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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10 Ways Kids Can Say “No!” to Peers

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

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The Stages of Play and Friendship

How to teach emotional intelligence How does socialization work in homeschooling? Children play differently according to their brain development. They move from single play (babies play with toys by themselves) to parallel play (toddlers play side by side but don’t … Continue reading

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Ways To Learn Math Without A Workbook

Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook By Judy Arnall, BA The birthday cheesecake looked smaller than a half.  Although the store sold the cheesecake in halfs and wholes, my children and I opened the box and immediately knew something … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Tweens

  Kaori’s eight year-old daughter, Rin, answered the door one day and found her little grade three friend asking her to go play at the park down the block. The little friend was alone. Kaori replied that they would love … 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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Screen Time Research – Who to Believe?

http:// Many parents worry about screen time, especially after reading the latest study that involves children their children’s ages. However, how does one sort through the myths from the facts? It is becoming increasingly difficult. Screen time addiction was not … Continue reading

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