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Behaviours and Discipline

Do you ever repeat yourself?

Do you ever repeat yourself?

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.

August 15, 2016
Say no to physical punishment!

Say no to physical punishment!

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.

August 8, 2016
Kids' bad words

Kids' bad words

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.

June 27, 2016
Should we reward children?

Should we reward children?

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.

April 25, 2016
Discipline is more than punishment!

Discipline is more than punishment!

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

April 4, 2016
The extensive guide to little crises

The extensive guide to little crises

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.

February 8, 2016
Discipline: How much is enough?

Discipline: How much is enough?

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

November 2, 2015
Daredevil kids

Daredevil kids

Some kids are reckless beyond reason. We try to hold them back, but they always find a way to climb everywhere and to put themselves in dangerous situations.

October 26, 2015
Which behaviours should I punish?

Which behaviours should I punish?

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!

October 13, 2015
I never see my friends because of my child!

I never see my friends because of my child!

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?

October 5, 2015
Children and temper tantrums

Children and temper tantrums

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?

September 28, 2015
Is consistency the key to success?

Is consistency the key to success?

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

September 20, 2015
Where are we with politeness?

Where are we with politeness?

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!

December 15, 2012
Young but polite!

Young but polite!

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!

September 10, 2012
Understanding aggressive behaviour

Understanding aggressive behaviour

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

January 15, 2012
Should we worry about aggressive behaviour?

Should we worry about aggressive behaviour?

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?

June 12, 2011
Little emperors

Little emperors

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?

May 29, 2011

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