Resolutions for positive parenting in 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year. Parents, in particular, were pushed beyond their limits, as they continued their professional responsibilities, while taking on full time positions as homeschoolers, short order cooks, cleaners, entertainers and more. All this, while navigating new boundaries and relationships with extended family and friends […]

Nurturing is not the same as spoiling

“She has you wrapped around her little finger.” “He’s going to get used to you responding immediately.” “Teach them how to be independent.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Children are built to be reliant on their parents. They are not meant to be independent, self sufficient or self-knowing until much later in life. Parents are meant to support their children – […]

Time outs

Time Outs

This is probably not something you agreed with when you first read it, right? Let me explain: Time outs use separation to teach our children that only certain behaviour gives them the invitation to exist in our presence. So, why do they work (at least temporarily)? Because children innately need to be close to their […]