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Behaviours and Discipline

Is consistency the key to success?

Is consistency the key to success?

September 22, 2014

How useful is that consistency with a capital “C” that everyone is talking about? Super useful, I swear. But what is consistency exactly?

Children and temper tantrums

Children and temper tantrums

September 15, 2014

Although perfectly normal and very common, our children’s tantrums make us feel baffled and helpless. How can we react to a demonstration of anger of this magnitude?

Say No to physical punishment!

Say No to physical punishment!

August 11, 2014

Recently, the press published the results of a recent study that established a link between increased aggressiveness in children and the use of corporal punishment by parents.

Discipline is more than punishment!

Discipline is more than punishment!

April 6, 2014

Wondering how we can supervise our children more effectively without increasingly threaten and punish? Read these tips from Nancy Doyon.  

The extensive guide to little crises

The extensive guide to little crises

February 10, 2014

Any occasion is a good excuse to throw a good crisis: changing the diaper, dressing, undressing… Sometimes it is best to laugh about it, just like some mothers did on our forum.

Kids' bad words

Kids' bad words

March 19, 2013

All parents have faced it at one time or another: a bad word spontaneously comes out of your little one’s mouth and you do not know how to react.

Should we reward children?

Should we reward children?

March 12, 2013

Just like punishments, rewards are given to control children. The difference only lies in the fact that one is more positive than the other. We want the child to continue behaving well so we buy it in some way.

Where are we with politeness?

Where are we with politeness?

December 15, 2012

With the family reunions fast approaching, should we force our children to hug an old uncle,  talk with an annoying cousin or repeat polite phrases over and over? Here’s an opportunity to assess it all!

Do you ever repeat yourself?

Do you ever repeat yourself?

November 21, 2012

Did you know that an adult repeats a request to his child three to five times on average? And you? How many times do you repeat? Too many, I suppose.

Young but polite!

Young but polite!

September 10, 2012

When should we start teaching good manners and etiquette to our children and when will they be able to apply them? Here are some answers for you!

Which behaviours should I punish?

Which behaviours should I punish?

August 3, 2012

Being a parent means having a thousand questions about discipline, punishments and interventions. Yet if we respect the two following basic principals, we should do fine!

Be careful what you tell your children

Be careful what you tell your children

July 9, 2012

These little sayings seem harmless but they can leave negative traces and give your child a false sense of guilt. Autopsy of the parental language.

I never see my friends because of my child!

I never see my friends because of my child!

July 9, 2012

If it is acceptable for a while to see no one because the family just got bigger, there comes a time when we want to resume our social life. But if our child endlessly goes berserk, how do we do it?

Understanding aggressive behaviour

Understanding aggressive behaviour

January 15, 2012

Early childhood is a critical period for learning how to control aggressive behaviours. And it is possible to intervene at the right time to channel these behaviours

Should we worry about aggressive behaviour?

Should we worry about aggressive behaviour?

June 12, 2011

The seriousness and frequency of aggressive acts is what differentiates a child that acts “normally” from a child with a chronic behavioural problem. Should we be worried about it?

Little emperors

Little emperors

May 29, 2011

Who are they and what are the causes of this growing social phenomenon? What can we do as parents to avoid having a little emperor?

Discipline: How much is enough?

Discipline: How much is enough?

April 12, 2011

A loving attitude, clear rules and applying the consequences that were stated will encourage the development of positive behaviours in children.

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