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Raising Mary: Who is Influencing Your Child?

WHO IS INFLUENCING YOUR KIDS? I do believe it, though. There’s no doubt my husband and I influence Mary more than anyone or anything else, but it’s clear from what she says and does every day that I impact her the most. So many things that come out of her mouth...

Oh, Behave: 3-year old is aggressive in daycare

My three-year-old is quite aggressive in daycare. He’s been sent home for throwing toys and not sharing. I’m at my wits’ end. He’s an only child, so sharing has never been something he needed to do. How can I get him to play nice with others? TOY HOG’S MOM, TORONTO, ON JOE: Take my advice...

Oh, Behave: Preschool jitters

My daughter is about to start kindergarten and is very scared. She’s extremely shy and I’m worried for her. She’s stopped eating and is having nightmares every night. How can I make this easy for her? SCHOOL MOM, SUDBURY, ON JOE: First, let’s establish that she is shy. That’s part of...

Oh, Behave: 3-year old is banging her head

My three-year-old daughter has wild temper tantrums. I don’t give in, I try to act calmly and keep her safe throughout. Now she’s started banging her head on the floor or the wall. My mother told me to just give her a helmet. I think she’s going to smash a hole...

Parents in Control

A discussion with Judy Arnall, parent educator, author and speaker. In her book, Discipline Without Distress, Judy offers 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without using time outs, spanking, punishment or bribery. PC: What do you feel is a major mistake when parents discipline their child? JA: There’s a tendency to forget...

Gender Bender

While picking up some groceries, I ran into the mother of a child whom I had worked with many years earlier. This was delightful, because I got some quick details about her son who seems to have grown into a lovely, productive young man. But the most intriguing part...

What Makes Kids Laugh

Children laugh at matters of the digestive system because such matters are their prime concern. Toilet training, wetting the bed and generally behaving politely put tremendous pressure on kids so they laugh in self-defence. Poo and pee become less frightening when lampooned. Universally, children laugh when you satirize the things...

Your Child’s Behaviour

Your Child's Behaviour Learning how to manage children's behaviour is one of the hardest tasks for parents. Remember that its okay if you don't know how to handle every situation. Every parent feels that way sometimes. You have to learn how to be a parent. Remember: nobody's...

What To Do When Your Toddler Seems Out Of Control

As all parents know, children go through stages. In fact, sometimes they seem to just get out of one before they are into another. This is particularly true of the time between birth and 5 years, when the pace of growth is extraordinary - a pace never to be...

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