Forget being individuals. Kids just want to belong. Illustration by Dori Hartley One of the perks of being responsible and caring parents is that we are granted unlimited access to a wealth of phrases I like to call "The Parental Bag o...Kids don’t want to be special amongst their peers; they want to belong. So, maybe it's time to change up your advice.
Joseph Shrand's kids, from left to right, Becca, Jason, Sophie and Galen, will be home for the holidays. Credit: Dr. Joseph Shrand Joseph Shrand may be dreaming of a postcard perfect white Christmas, but he knows from the Ghos...Hey, Ma! I'm home from college for winter break. Can I have the car? And the remote? Maybe a pizza? Thanks! Going out now! Be home at bar close!
Dear AdviceMama, My 4-year-old granddaughter is the victim of my daughter's yelling, profanity and name-calling if she doesn't listen. They live in my home, so I am a constant witness. My granddaughter is now becoming the class bully in preschool....The number one most powerful influence on our children's behavior is how we ourselves behave. Gently offer to help your daughter find healthier ways to handle her child when she doesn't listen.
Kathy Buckworth is a Mississauga, Ontario humourist, author, blogger and (extremely busy) mother of four children: Nicholas, 7, Bridget, 10, Alexander, 16 and Victoria, 18. She has penned four books about the joys and annoyances of parenting, includi...
I recently attended a baby shower for a first-time mother. After the oohing and aahing over the mom-to-be's belly, we all grabbed a plate of snacks and sat down to watch her open her gifts. Before she opened each gift, the giver was asked to impart a...
An article online at Society Today suggested that the British government plans to spend more money on advice that may not be welcomed by parents, who are more interested in concrete services than in parenting classes. The comments, based on a survey ...
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