Child Discipline

Spanking Is No Longer Parents' Go-To Discipline Tactic

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Parents

Good-bye spanking, hello time-outs.

It's Still Legal To Hit Kids In Canada, And It Shouldn't Be

Ruth Miller | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Ruth Miller

No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.

Parenting Differences Take A Toll On Marriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Parents

The complex nature of parenting together is a universal experience.

Mom Gets Month In Jail For Hitting Toddler On Plane

CP | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Parents

Defence attorneys argued the allegations were fabricated by judgmental passengers who didn't like how Watanabe looked and dressed her child.

Why Spanking Does More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Parents

To spank, or not to spank? That is the question.

10 Discipline Tactics That Work (Spanking Not Included)

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers alternative discipline methods to the nagging, yelling and spanking cycle.

You Can't Spank Kids In These Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents

While spanking was a common form of disciplining kids for years, the tactic is now banned in 43 countries.

This Is The Biggest Mistake Today's Parents Are Making

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Parents

Alyson Schafer takes a look at modern parenting, revealing what we're doing wrong.

Why It's About Time Canada Makes Spanking Illegal

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents

"Hitting another person is an act of aggression and violence. Period. We can’t be ageists."

This Simple Practice Will Help You Keep Your Cool With Your Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Adults and children alike need to practice self-regulation.

Signs Your 'Consequences' Are Punishments In Disguise

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Parents

Chloe wouldn’t clean up her toys after dinner so her mother, who knew better than to yell or spank, tried to use positive discipline and gave her a ...

Parents Need To STOP Shaming Children On Social Media!

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Parents

I’m calling the growing parenting trend of publicly shaming children on social media “digi-punishment.” Some recent examples that went viral are...

Why Sticker Charts Are Risky Business For Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Parents

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 mean they...

Creative Discipline Tactics That Actually Work!

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Coming up with effective discipline tactics is not an easy task. After repeat offenses by our kids, we often wonder if anything is sinking in and star...

Does This Trendy Parenting Style Actually Get Results?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Treating babies like adults makes them, in a sense, your equal, which is where I think the theory loses the last of its credibility. In order to raise them, guide them, and (gasp) discipline them, there has to be a clear line of who is really in charge. And if they're not clear on that as infants, good luck when they get older.

Are Parents Scared Their Punishments Will Go Viral?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

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.

Why This Mom Went on Strike

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

My boys were keeping score over everything and it drove me crazy. I was officially on strike. This meant I would be doing nothing. If they wanted food, they would have to prepare it, if they needed clean clothes, they would have to wash them. If they needed something at the store, they would have to walk to the store to get it. They would put themselves to bed. There would be no fun outings until the strike was over.

The "No Internet" Punishment: Online Rules for Out of Line Kids

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

I've always believed in the parenting principle of finding out what your kids like the most... and then taking it away from them as a form of punishment. Which is why I love parenting in this digital age. Don't want to clean up your room? No Facebook for you

Kids Who Get Spanked Likely To Dish It: Study

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Spanking, yelling at, or shaking children could tend to make them more aggressive toward others, a review of 20 years of studies into physi...