Please teach your kids to mind their manners
Does it really make a difference if you solicit a “please” and “thank you” from your child every time you do something for her or give something to her?
Motherhood is a lot like having breakfast in bed
Being served breakfast in bed is the scene that plays out in my Mother’s Day memory rewind loop.
TRY – The little verb that never could
Please TRY to read the following sentence:
'Oh look, you ARE reading this sentence'
Exactly! You actually read it and there was an action associated with it. Allow me to explain.
Show kids what grown-up love looks like
Parents’ words and actions teach kids how to show interest and express love, and what it means to be in a committed relationship. If your kids’ love lessons come from Hollywood movies and YouTube videos, you might want to make
Your conduit of information
As the editor of a parenting magazine for about as long as I’ve been a parent to my teenagers, I’ve acted as a conduit of information to other parents.
It’s time to give your heart, no really give your heart away
Resolutions to help keep your family strong
It’s January — and everywhere you look there’s talk of resolutions
The New Year is about to begin. New pencils, new backpack, new teacher, new Grade, new clothes – with so many new things no wonder September feels more like a new year than January
How much praise is too much
I was on my run the other day and stopped at the park
Teaching children about love
Every February, supermarkets and stores nationwide adorn their aisles with heart-shaped trinkets, red and pink ribbons and lots of chocolates
November 14 to 18 will be Anti-Bullying Week 2011. I agree with the general spirit of the initiative but it is my opinion that anti-bullying programs only beget more bullying. This might sound controversial so let me explain. I believe
The importance of teaching conflict resolution
Children are never too young to start working on developing, and fine-tuning, their interpersonal conflict strategies
Keep Kid’s Needs in Mind When Christmas Shopping
In a perfect world, holiday shopping would take place free from crowds
How to teach gratitude
Many parents fear their child will grow up to be spoiled. Sometimes it’s easier to give in to a child’s demands than to hear the whining, crying, and complaining. But children who always get what they want grow up with
Simple ways to teach children charitable giving
Simple ways to teach children charitable giving. By Jennifer Vaughn. Giving to others has proven benefits of increasing overall life-satisfaction, and in children, has been shown to reduce problem behaviours. Studies conducted within the pa
The history of Mother’s Day dates back to ancient Greece to honour the goddess, Rhea, who was said to be the mother of all gods. In England, Christians celebrated a day for Mary, the mother of Christ, during the 1600s.
TV Reviews for May 2009
Spectacular! (YTV): Musical competitions are everywhere on reality TV, so no surprise such sing-offs are showing up in TV movies too. This one features Canadian Nolan Gerard Funk of Smallville fame. He plays Nikko, a rocker dude dumped by h
The couple connection
While expecting junior number one, my wife and I actually got sick of hearing the words “your life is going to change” from all the parents around us. “Tell us something we don't know,” was our first reaction to those
Powerful questions for parents to ponder
Ahhh December … full of winter festivities and celebrations … AND report cards! These too hopefully will provide your family a reason to celebrate. However, regardless of the marks and comments contained within, report cards do provide
Putting the eco in economical
If you’re a stock-watcher, you likely have vertigo from all the ups and downs of the past year. And with the holidays looming, you might be wondering just where you’re going to get the “green” to purchase presents. However,&nb