Should we reward children?
April 27, 2015
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.
Discipline is more than punishment!
April 6, 2015
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
February 9, 2015
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.
October 27, 2014
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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?
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
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!
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
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?
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?
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?
April 12, 2011
A loving attitude, clear rules and applying the consequences that were stated will encourage the development of positive behaviours in children.