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Parenting Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

Parenting Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, but at times, most parents will admit that it can be exhausting, overwhelming, and stressful.  When you find that you are feeling the stress more than you are feeling the joy, stop and think...

Start Early to Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Start Early to Develop Healthy Eating Habits

As a toddler, your child is beginning to develop the eating habits and attitude towards food that she will carry with her as she grows. Feeding a toddler can be challenging.  He may have strong opinions about his likes and dislikes.  “No” becomes a favourite word as...

Taming Temper Tantrums

Taming Temper Tantrums

If you are parenting a toddler, you have likely experienced at least one temper tantrum.  These bursts of emotion seem to come up out of nowhere.  One moment your child appears happy, then something happens that causes her to start whining, and suddenly it escalates...

Make Helping Around the House Seem Like Less of a Chore

Make Helping Around the House Seem Like Less of a Chore

Chores are important for children.  In doing household chores they learn valuable life skills, they get to experience feeling responsible and capable, and they learn to appreciate the contributions of others. However, getting children to do their chores can be quite a...

Good Conversation Skills Begin at Home

Good Conversation Skills Begin at Home

Childhood is a time of constant learning and growth. The skills learned in the early years help shape and prepare your child for living in the world. Everyday life provides endless opportunities for your child to observe and practice a variety of practical and social...

Focusing on positive big boost for self-esteem

Focusing on positive big boost for self-esteem

As a parent, it is your job to keep your child safe, to help her develop life skills that will serve her as she makes her way in the world and to guide her as she learns right from wrong.  Especially in the early years, it can feel as though your day is spent...

Christmas traditions make the holidays memorable

Christmas traditions make the holidays memorable

Family traditions are special rituals that are enjoyed and anticipated by all family members. They can be passed down from generation to generation, or can be started at any time to be carried on into the future. Traditions create memories and give us something to...

Help your child learn to apologize

Help your child learn to apologize

During the first years of life, your child is very self-centered. This is a time when she has much to discover about the world and how it relates directly to her. She cannot begin to truly appreciate the wants, needs or feelings of others until she learns to identify...

Fun activities for the whole family to enjoy in the cold winter months

Fun activities for the whole family to enjoy in the cold winter months

Winter seems to be our longest season, and both parents and children can become very restless and bored during the long cold winter months. Fresh air and exercise can help keep the winter blues away, so try to get outside with your children every day. Be sure to dress...

Help your child learn to become assertive

Help your child learn to become assertive

When a child learns to communicate with assertiveness, she is equipped to make her feelings and needs known in a way that is respectful to others. She is able to stand up for herself and those around her, and she develops self-confidence and resilience. The ability to...