How To Talk To Your Kids About Ontario Teachers' Work To Rule

How To Talk To Your Kids About Ontario Teachers' Work To Rule

Isabelle Khoo  05.11.2015
After months of unsuccessful negotiations with the province, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that it...
Should Toddlers Play With Makeup?

Should Toddlers Play With Makeup?

Kristy Woudstra  05. 8.2015
Toddlers and preschoolers often love to try on lipstick, paint their nails or brush on some blush. But is playing with makeup innocent...
Why Sticker Charts Are Risky Business For Kids

Why Sticker Charts Are Risky Business For Kids

Alyson Schafer  05. 7.2015
We need to take a serious look at the sticker chart systems that have taken hold in this country. Just because they are mainstream doesn’t...
How To Divorce: 5 Best Practices For Telling The Kids You're Separating

How To Divorce: 5 Best Practices For Telling The Kids You're Separating

Alyson Schafer  05. 6.2015
Deciding to get a divorce is tough, especially if you have children. Parents can be in anguish over how to break the news to their children....
How Parents Can Raise Confident Daughters

How Parents Can Raise Confident Daughters

05. 6.2015
P&G created a video campaign called "Like a girl" that is hoping to eradicate the demeaning phrase "like a girl" as in "you throw like...
Scary Facts Many Parents Don't Know About ADHD Meds

Scary Facts Many Parents Don't Know About ADHD Meds

Alyson Schafer  05. 6.2015
I am a therapist in private practice so I regularly have parents coming to my office saying that they have a child who has ADHD. What to...
How To Help ADHD Kids... Without Medication

How To Help ADHD Kids... Without Medication

Alyson Schafer  05. 6.2015
Here in North America, we often think ADHD as biological. However, that is not the view elsewhere in the world nor is it supported by science....
How To Conquer Mommy Guilt Once And For All

How To Conquer Mommy Guilt Once And For All

Alyson Schafer  05. 5.2015
Last week in this column, I explained how mom guilt works. It allows us to feel good about ourselves even when we think we are acting improperly....
Time To End The Mommy Guilt For Good!

Time To End The Mommy Guilt For Good!

Alyson Schafer  05. 5.2015
At some point, many moms will wrap up their maternity leave and return to the work. Whether they have hired a nanny or are facing teary...
What To Do When Kids Want To Quit Lessons

What To Do When Kids Want To Quit Lessons

Alyson Schafer  05. 5.2015
"I hate piano. Why do I have to practice?" "You can make me go to swimming, but I won't get in the pool!" "Karate...
When To Start And Stop Potty Training

When To Start And Stop Potty Training

Alyson Schafer  05. 5.2015
Parents often want to know when to start potty training. Here is my answer: Begin "training" when your child is verbal. Start...
How Birth Order Affects Your Personality

How Birth Order Affects Your Personality

Alyson Schafer  05. 5.2015
If you are the parent of twins or triplets, you know that while your children share genes and a birthday, they don't share a personality....
Are Your Kids Mentally Healthy?

Are Your Kids Mentally Healthy?

Alyson Schafer  05. 4.2015
Bell's Let's Talk day is a special day each year designed to bring awareness to mental health issues in Canada. This campaign helps to...
4 Signs You're Doing Just Fine As A Parent

4 Signs You're Doing Just Fine As A Parent

Kristy Woudstra  05. 1.2015
As parents, we have many moments when we wonder: "What the heck are we doing!?!?" And: "Are we messing up our kids?" In this video, Alyson...
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