What Annoying Trait Do You Have That Your Kids Endure?

I just got home from running errands where I saw this darling little toddler walking through a shopping centre.  She was unsteady on her feet and had her arms out wide for balance and was so proud of herself, was absolutely adorable.   I was horrified as I saw this scruffy old woman stop in […]

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New Mom to New Mom Bullying

Bullying a new mom is a pastime for some women.  You know the types, they come across all sweet and helpful and walk away with that self-righteous cheshire grin on their face leaving you in a puddle of your own tears.   The conversation was focused on all of their perfections and your imperfections.  You’re […]

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PARENTS: How To Turn Empty Threats Into Discipline That Works

Your 3 year old wrote all over the TV with a permanent marker.  You freak out and say:  “That’s it!!!  No more TV for the rest of your life!” Not only do you not follow through with this ridiculous threat but you don’t replace it with any form of effective discipline.  Your child has just […]

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Do Your Kids Like Themselves?

Children with high self-esteem have confidence in their value to their family, friends and themselves.  They never bully others and are rarely bullied themselves.  They are generally polite, nice and easy to be around.  They like themselves. Social confidence isn’t always associated with high self-esteem.  I’ve met teens who were voted most popular in school […]

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It’s Easier Than You Think To Get Kids To Do What You Want

If you’re having trouble getting your kids to clean up their room, get ready for school or brush their teeth, then this is for you.   When I was raising my kids people would often say how lucky I was to have such easy kids.  They don’t just pop out of the womb that way. […]

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