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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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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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When Do Children Understand “Consequences?”

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

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Consequences or Problem-Solving?

In parenting classes, I often get asked the following question: When I give my 11 year-old daughter a consequence, she insists that I am being mean to her. I believe that it is respectful discipline. What is the difference between … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Toddler’s “No!”

I walked into the kitchen and discovered my two-year-old blonde haired daughter, dressed in her little pink fleece sleeper with the padded feet, standing on top of the chair next to the counter. She was preoccupied with dipping her fingers … Continue reading

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Use Time-In, Instead of Time-out for Child Discipline

How to do a time-in, instead of a time-out. Continue reading

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