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Baby Playtime: How Much is Enough?

New moms often ask, “How much should I play with baby?”  The simple answer is, “As much as you wish to.”  Babies love faces and the best time to interact with those they love is face-to-face contact times such as … Continue reading

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How to Handle a Bad Report Card

The exam results are in! Your child brings home a bad report card. Your first instinct may be to punish him in order to make him raise his marks. However, will that really solve the problem? We know from research … Continue reading

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Liberals favour appealing Section 43 – the spanking law

It’s about time! Liberals in favour of repealing section 43

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Best Parenting Tips from the Trenches

  By Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE-Certified Canadian Family Life Educator   Sleep cures all:  Half of all discipline issues could be prevented if parents could secure a full eight hours of sleep in a 24 hour day. Make sleep a … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry Remedies

“Your kids fight?” people ask incredulously, when I am presenting a parenting workshop. “Of course!” I answer. “Every person in a love relationship fights.” I prefer to say that every relationship has conflict. It’s normal and inevitable to disagree. However, … Continue reading

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Worried about Summer Learning Loss? Isn’t Minecraft Educational?

by Judy Arnall Your ten-year old daughter is wasting another beautiful summer day inside the house, playing Minecraft. You fear that her brain is becoming atrophied for lack of academic stimulation. You worry about education company warnings that children can … Continue reading

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Date Night: Stoking the Hearth of the Home

In the movie, Date Night, the characters played by Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are in a long term relationship that they try to spice up by going out to dinner once a week on a date night.  The trouble … Continue reading

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How to discipline toddler hitting, biting, throwing and tantrums

Parenting expert, Judy Arnall, discusses hitting, biting, and tantrums. Continue reading

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Discipline Without Distress is now an International Bestseller!

Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery Discipline that you and your child will feel good about! Now an International Bestseller! At last, a positive discipline book that is chock-full of … Continue reading

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Parent Time-Out

How to Take a Parent Time-Out with Small Children Underfoot One of the very best parenting tools is the Parent Time-Out. When parents are feeling upset, angry, or frustrated over a parenting issue, or over their children’s behaviour, it can … Continue reading

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