7 Words Can Set Your Child Up For A Life Of Learned Helplessness

Blair King | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Parents
Blair King

Parents teach this behaviour. They teach their children that by feigning inability they can get things done for them. Sadly, after enough time the question arises as to whether these children are feigning inability or actually lack the tools to accomplish the tasks being asked of them.

Parents Today Are, Well, Overparenting

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Parents

"Throw the damn books out the window and tune into your children. You can fix it."

Overparenting Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Her Magazine | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

Overparenting, over-managing, over-involved. This is how we would describe our generation of parents. It comes from a good place of course -- we love them and want to protect them. We want them to be the best in whatever they undertake. But what are we really protecting them from?

What to Do When Your Kid Is Afraid of the Water

Alyson Schafer | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada
Alyson Schafer

Some children fear the water, but children are not born with fears. In my opinion, fears are developed when a child's healthy and natural reluctance is responded to by an over-reacting, well-intentioned parent.