Category Archives: Toddlers 1-2

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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Why Do Toddlers Hit? Is it Genes or Environment?

Why do Toddlers Hit? Is it genes or environment? Actually, it is 95% genes! It’s natural for toddlers to hit, but where does this aggression come from? We evolved from humans who could fight and defend their lives, territory and … 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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How To Get Kids To Do Chores and At What Age?

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

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Combining a Business and Parenting

Interview with parenting expert, Judy Arnall and Heather Boyd, business expert Listen to Heather Boyd’s Interview  

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The Science of Attachment Parenting

What is the scientific purpose of attachment parenting? In short, attachment parenting provides the child stress relief. Every child experiences stress and it impacts the body by triggering a stress response. Emotions such as fear, loneliness, sadness, frustration and unhappiness … Continue reading

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Childhood Assault Must Be Made Illegal

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

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Video Games Gives Kids A Bigger Academic Edge Than Homework

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

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The Power of Positive Reinforcement

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

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Preschool: Nice But Not Necessary For Your Child’s Educational Success

I considered preschool when I had a 4, 3 and 2 year-old at home. I would watch my neighbor send her children off and the space and quiet she got for two hours a day was enviable, but when I … Continue reading

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