Entries by Samantha Kemp-Jackson from 11/2012

What These 10 Classic Parenting Phrases Really Mean

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living

We've all heard them. Those annoying phrases that our parents said to us growing up and now that we're parents ourselves, we've decided to inflict them our own kids. The reality is that the true meanings behind these messages that parents tell their kids are often not as straightforward as they appear to be. Following are the top 10 phrases that parents use on their kids, and what they really mean.

Mais que veulent dire ces dix phrases classiques de parents?

| Posted 11.16.2012 | France C'est La Vie

FAMILLE - Il y a beaucoup de sous-entendus dans ces phrases que nombre d'entre nous disent à leurs enfants. En surface, elles sont assez claires et apparemment évidentes. Mais l'étonnante vérité est qu'elles ne le sont pas.

Mais que veulent dire ces phrases classiques de parents?

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Quebec Art De Vivre

Il y a beaucoup de sous-entendus dans ces phrases que nombre d'entre nous disent à leurs enfants. En surface, elles sont assez claires et apparemment évidentes. Mais l'étonnante vérité est qu'elles ne le sont pas.

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.

Are Parents Scared Their Punishments Will Go Viral?

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living

When it comes to discipline, many parents have taken a large step backwards, and technology is to blame. In this day and age of smart phone journalism, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook shares, parents have become wary and hesitant of punishing their children in case their actions at any moment are recorded and uploaded to a willing audience in a matter of seconds.