Tag Archives: ‘parenting’

10 parenting secrets to changing kids’ bad behavior

During her time as a Girl Scout leader, an Odyssey of the Mind coach and a playground volunteer, Katherine Reynolds Lewis began noticing something amiss. “The kids seemed more chaotic, less respectful and to have more trouble focusing than I remembered,” Lewis says. She began digging a little deeper and found such statistics as these: A National Institute of Health ... Read More »

Unplugged Parenting – the smart new way to have a family digital detox

End the iParenting wars CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY Do you feel concerned about the amount of time your children spend online?  Do you find technology causes friction as you wrench their screens off them at the dinner table and bedtime? Rare is the parent who will answer no to either of those questions. But then ask yourself this. Do you also endlessly check your ... Read More »

Star City Parenting: Present parenting takes effort

When you ignore or don’t even hear your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. PhotoSpin When you ignore – and especially when you don’t even hear — your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. Often, you’re distracted because you’re focused on something else, such as your mobile device, a TV show or someone else. Your child, ... Read More »

Raising A Vegan Family: Solutions to common vegan parenting social challenges

Raising a family comes with great joys and great challenges, and doing things differently from the majority can both add to these joys and challenges. Vegan parenting is rewarding on so many levels, but it can also bring about social challenges that non-vegan families do not have to face or consider on a regular basis. Also, it brings about certain ... Read More »

Parenting: working dads at centre of new family research

Children see spending time with their fathers as ‘special and unique’. There’s no aptitude test for fathers, no mandatory training or licensing system to ensure all dads are good dads. No; for this role, laws and regulations give way to nature and nurture, a miracle of love expected to close the loop on a picture-perfect family. It’s assumed young men ... Read More »

Poway family glad for fostering parenting experience

Sarah and Adam Croxford with sons Zed and Monty. (Courtesy photo) Like many people, Sarah and Adam Croxford had misconceptions about fostering infants and toddlers. They thought they needed to be perfect parents to their young sons Zed and Monty before taking on the challenges of fostering. And they were more than a bit intimidated by the prospect of interacting ... Read More »

Effective Parenting In A Blended Family

A blended family includes children from a previous marriage of one spouse or both, and being a parent or step parent in these circumstances presents its own unique challenges and rewards. While you don’t necessarily have to rewrite your parenting rules in blended family, it is important to quickly establish a clear role for the new step parents. If, for ... Read More »

The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. And one reason is, let’s face it, that playground duty can get old long before your children do. At a recent pediatric meeting where we discussed the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on screen time for ... Read More »

Biggest parenting trends to watch out for in 2017​

  When it comes to parenting, there is no one rule that fits all. Every parent is different and there is no incorrect technique to bring up your child. But as this year comes to an end, we feel some parenting trends will be big in the coming year. These new trends that we believe will embrace the New Year, ... Read More »

Study links job problems to parenting

  Study links job problems to parenting (Tom Merton/Getty Images) Parents, take note! If your kids have problems at work, you may be responsible to some extent for the trouble, according to a new study which found a link between parenting styles and workplace behaviour. “It really is about both parents, but because mothers are typically the primary caregivers of ... Read More »