Psychology

Let them believe in Santa!

Let them believe in Santa!

Should we let our kids believe in Santa Claus and the whole holiday magic? Absolutely, and psychoeducator Solène Bourque tells us why.

December 8, 2020
The «No» Stage

The «No» Stage

Although this period is called the « assertion stage », it’s by saying « NO » most of the time that children will experience it! A period that is not always easy to live!

April 27, 2020
Believing in fairytales

Believing in fairytales

Should we tell fictitious stories to our kids? Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the baby-delivering Stork, the Tooth Fairy?

November 25, 2019
Fear and anxiety in children

Fear and anxiety in children

What’s that sound? How can you calm your children when they’re scared of loud noises? Explore what is triggering their fear and find out how you can be a calming presence. 

April 1, 2019
10 ways to say I love you

10 ways to say I love you

If only our children knew how much we love them. To leave no doubt, here are 10 ways to tell them…

May 14, 2018
Do toys have a gender?

Do toys have a gender?

Here’s a delicate question if there ever was one, because it’s not only a trivial choice of toy for your child; it carries at much deeper meaning of personal and social values.

December 21, 2015
Children's fear of the dentist

Children's fear of the dentist

Some children have a huge fear of the dentist! In some cases, it’s the parents’ and grandparents’ bad experiences - in another era - that fuel these fears.

March 13, 2013
Afraid of the dark

Afraid of the dark

It’s normal and very common for young children to be afraid of the dark, and it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 4 years old.

November 19, 2012
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
When children are separated

When children are separated

Your eldest is starting daycare or school, your children will be separated for the first time and you are wondering you can prepare them so they go through this new stage smoothly?

August 23, 2012
Parent-child attachment

Parent-child attachment

Feelings of trust and security help your child to become independent and face the challenges of childhood and more difficult situations. The parent-child attachment is all about trust.

November 13, 2011
How childhood abuse gets under the skin

How childhood abuse gets under the skin

Early life environment can produce chemical changes in the genes that affect brain development, and these changes may help explain why abuse and neglect early in life results in a high risk for suicidal behaviour years later.

August 14, 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

This week
6 activities to encourage your children to play outside during winter!

When it is cold, we tend to want to stay inside!  As parents, when winter comes around, we’d rather wait for the sun and the milder weather to come back then venture out with the kids. With some tricks and imagination, we can help children enjoy playing outdoors in all weather conditions.

How long should I breastfeed my baby?

The breastfeeding journey is different for every mother. Many things affect how long a mother should breastfeed her baby. What's important is to do what you think is right for yourself and your child.

Keeping active during pregnancy

Exercising is good for your body and soul, at all times. It is even more important if you are pregnant and want to be in tip-top shape during your pregnancy.

Placental retention: when the placenta does not come out

Usually, a few minutes after the expulsion of the baby, the placenta comes out spontaneously. Sometimes, the placenta or a piece of it stays inside the uterus. This is called placental retention. How can you recognize this and fix it?