Behaviour and Discipline

Say YES as often as you can!

Say YES as often as you can!

If “no” is necessary for children and teenagers, it remains a word to be used in moderation because it can bring on a feeling of helplessness in children. What if you told them yes instead?

May 13, 2019
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 15, 2019
Discipline is more than punishment!

Discipline is more than punishment!

Wondering how you can supervise your children more effectively without increasingly threatening and punishing? Read these tips from Nancy Doyon.  

April 8, 2019
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 18, 2019
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 12, 2018
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 continuously put themselves in dangerous situations.

October 22, 2018
My child is always arguing!

My child is always arguing!

Your child suddenly starts to refuse whatever you’re offering him overnight and you’re wondering what might have brought on this new behavior?

October 15, 2018
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 9, 2018
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!

October 8, 2018
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 1, 2018
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 24, 2018
The Terrible 2's: Your child doesn't want to...

The Terrible 2's: Your child doesn't want to...

It's a fact: children aged 2 do what they want when they want, as they completely disregard what they are told. There are many things your child won't want to do - you will just have to be patient! Here are a few things that will test your patience during your child's terrible 2s.

September 24, 2018
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 13, 2018
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 6, 2018
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.

July 9, 2018
Managing his frustrations

Managing his frustrations

How could it be that a child so little can make you so nervous when you must ask him to do something? Are you managing his frustrations correctly?

October 2, 2017
Rivalry between siblings

Rivalry between siblings

Relationships between brothers and sisters are often made of complicity, happy memories and bonding. However, we have to admit that these relationships sometimes have their share of jealousy and rivalry.

November 1, 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
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