Family Relationships

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

Helping children overcome social fears. First-Impressions Scaredy-Cat

Hello, nice to meet you. And this is my oldest one, trying out this class… what do you mean, he wouldn’t come in?! Playdate time! My kid is peeking out of the window, he can’t wait to see his friend’s car pull up to our driveway… He is here! He is here! I hear the [...]

Pre-Teen Girl. How to handle her multiple personalities.

Moms of tween girls will laugh, or may be cry, recognizing their daughters in this brilliantly written by Abi blog article. We loved this article posted on and would like to share it with our readers. The Multiple Personalities of a Tween Girl by Abi I have a tween. A girl – the most savage of all [...]

Where did I come from? How to talk to your kids about sex.

As much we dislike it, we absolutely SHOULD talk to our kids about sex. Unless, of course, you prefer some Mr. Know-All enlighten your innocent little one on a school bus. Here you can find some suggestions and resources that I could find on this topic. My friend just shared a fantastic story about her [...]

10 things you shouldn’t say to your children

10 Parenting Tips – Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Children By Maureen Lawrence Do you use phrases that edify and encourage your children? Sometimes we don’t say things that edify or encourage our children. Avoid using these ten parenting tip phrases to your children and you will starting on the road to raising more [...]

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Book Notes that I print out and hang on the fridge for quick reference. I was searching for a good book on kind and effective ways of dealing with tantrums, conflicts and even everyday situations, so I looked through Positive Discipline Resources and picked up How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So [...]