Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s common and normal for parents with young children to worry about everything. So I’m going to give you some pointers on what to sweat and what not to sweat. Sweat the Big Stuff: manners kindness rules chores respect happiness behaviour Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: physical abilities (sports, dance, etc.) reading skills social skills […]

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Potty Training in 2 Days

Potty Training can be stressful and messy.  It can also drag out over months and even years. I trained my son in 1 day and my daughter in 2 days.  Many other parents have had the same success using my potty party method. If you’ve already tried to potty train and failed, it may take longer […]

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How to Transition to the Teen Years … Part 2

After a previous article:  “Parents: How to Transition to the Teen Years”, Mike Henry (children 8 and 10) asked if I’d elaborate on the reasons behind my methods. He’s heading into the teen years with his kids soon and wants to be ready. If this isn’t for you, here are a couple of recent articles […]

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When and How should I Begin using Discipline?

This is an excerpt from Parenting.com article about babies: With each interaction between you and your baby, you lay the foundation for discipline.  It’s by developing the right relationship with your child, rather than using the “right” techniques, that you start the process. To do this, you’ll need to establish trust, and then you can provide structure […]

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How to Get Control of Your Family

  A typical conversation with a new client:   What would you like me to help you with? I want you to help me get control of my kids. How do you react when the kids act out? I try to reason with them but usually end up yelling and taking away their media privileges […]

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