Behaviours and Discipline

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
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
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 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
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. Autopsy of the parental language.

September 24, 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
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 17, 2018
How to: Dealing with a confrontational child

How to: Dealing with a confrontational child

Your child doesn’t listen to you? Do they disobey you? Do they get hostile or aggressive when you ask them to do something? Why and how should you react? Here is some advice.

September 10, 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
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 14, 2018
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 30, 2018
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 16, 2018
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 9, 2018
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 19, 2018
What happened to Teflon kids?

What happened to Teflon kids?

Are Teflon kids still around? Why don’t we hear about these children who were mentioned everywhere a few years ago? Do Teflon kids still exist?

December 28, 2015
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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