How to Potty Train My Toddler

How to Potty Train My Toddler

  If you search: How to potty train my toddler on Google, you will see headlines like: “Say Goodbye to the Diapers in 3 Days” and “Try This Fool-Proof Method to Potty Training Your Toddler Fast.”    While it might be true that some children do learn to use...
To the Parent Afraid to Say “No”

To the Parent Afraid to Say “No”

  Do you struggle to say “No,” “Stop,” “I can’t let you,” or “I won’t let you” to your kids?   If you answered yes to this, you might be a people-pleaser. Many people-pleasers started as parent pleasers. If you grew up needing to keep the peace in your home...
Should I Give My Child Screen Time?

Should I Give My Child Screen Time?

  As the world becomes increasingly digital, I get a lot of questions about screen time.  Will screentime affect my child’s development? When will my child be old enough to watch TV?  Can I have the TV on with my baby awake? How much screentime should I give my...
How to Help Your Shy Child

How to Help Your Shy Child

If you were “shy” growing up, you probably remember hearing things like:    ”Don’t be shy.” ”Go play with your friends.” ”You don’t need to sit with me.”   These are common responses when children struggle to leave their parents’ side in new social...
Expert Tips for Holiday Meltdowns

Expert Tips for Holiday Meltdowns

Do you dread the meltdowns that come with giving gifts to your children during the holidays?   I remember last year as my daughter was opening her first gift of the holiday season. My husband and I could see the excitement for the gift crash into disappointment...
Raising Respectful Boys

Raising Respectful Boys

“Boys will be boys.”  | “Boys don’t cry.”  |  “Toughen up.”  |  “You’re fine.”    Historically, men have been less likely to seek help for their mental well-being, have had higher rates of suicidal behaviour, and...