Being a parent

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 6, 2020
Controlling or Tiger Parenting

Controlling or Tiger Parenting

In popular culture, we call them “tiger parents”: they are very strict and want to control everything. Their child needs to perform. Keep reading to find out why parents act like this and what the consequences of this type of parenting are.

March 9, 2020
Big moments… start small!

Big moments… start small!

Quiet moments like holidays and school breaks are special times to enjoy family life and have fun with the kids.

March 2, 2020
Managing your children’s friends

Managing your children’s friends

From the first day of school, our children’s friends have an important role in their lives. Here is a little guide to help you find out how to manage the friends, the visits, and the day trips.

February 24, 2020
Have you become a mother hen?

Have you become a mother hen?

Are you always concerned about the well-being of your baby? All moms want to protect their child from danger, but how do you know if you’ve crossed the line into overprotective?

January 13, 2020
10 must-have manners

10 must-have manners

Good manners have changed a lot over the years but some attentions never go out of style. To raise a polite and well-liked child, here are ten must-have manners.

December 30, 2019
Family values

Family values

Our aging parents and grandparents often say that our family values are on the decline. What do they mean? Let’s talk about family values, a heritage we should honor.

December 9, 2019
Sleeping with your children

Sleeping with your children

When they’re babies, co-sleeping facilitates breastfeeding and relationship building. But what happens when your 2, 4 or even 8-year-old child still sleeps with you? A psychologist explains below.

November 11, 2019
Discipline is a labour of love

Discipline is a labour of love

Discipline is a hot topic for many parents! What’s the right way to go about it? Should they be more or less strict? Should they give their children more or less chances?

October 7, 2019
Be careful what you tell your children

Be careful what you tell your children

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

September 16, 2019
The

The "Caillou's mom" myth

A good mother is sympathetic, gentle and always patient. She never gets angry, always has time for her children and sacrifices her own happiness for her family’s benefit... Really?

September 9, 2019
11 ways of being kind

11 ways of being kind

Sometimes, it takes a lot of courage to do what’s right. Here are a few random acts of kindness to inspire your children… one action at a time!

August 19, 2019
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 12, 2019
Moms are different from dads!

Moms are different from dads!

Should everyone experience parenthood in the exact same way? Are men and women different in the way they experience it? Absolutely!

August 12, 2019
The dangers of hyper-education

The dangers of hyper-education

The growing number of young people suffering from burnout, performance anxiety and depression is causing concern. Hyper-education has been at the heart of hot topics for some years now.

June 24, 2019
Will I still have time for my first child?

Will I still have time for my first child?

Many parents feel like they are betraying their first child when announcing a pregnancy. Will they be able to take care of two children as well as they did when they only had one child?

June 3, 2019
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
Loving tips for happy children

Loving tips for happy children

Being a proud parent is one of the best demonstrations of love but it is also the biggest challenge of your life. Here are a few tips for you.

April 29, 2019
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