Parents: Now you can feel good about serving up ice-cream

My wife and I are always on the hunt for more healthy ideas for our kids (and ourselves). She found this post: http://www.superhealthykids.com/homemade-orange-creamsicle-ice-cream/ It’s absolutely awesome. It’s healthy, and it will take maybe 5-10 minutes out of your day to go make this. Skeptical? Test it out. See what you think after making some. The […]

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Toddlers and Toys: How to Deal with Toddlers who Grab Toys at the Park

received a great email from a customer, John, in California the other day asking for help. I decided to turn my answer into a blog post because it’s one of those questions that you just know millions of other parents are dealing with. The father who wrote in is struggling with his 3 year old […]

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Forget Ice Cream – Feed This Healthy Dessert to Your Kids

Last week I sent out an email to everyone who is subscribed to my newsletter.  It was a pretty simple rant.  The bottom line is that too many parents are unaware of the dangers of feeding their kids too much crap.  And make no mistake – most food that comes in a package these days […]

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Autumn Leaves to Fluffy Pillows

(Picture of my daughter and I from a few years ago …) This is a story about fixing tears by asking good questions and being a bit creative. As I write this, it’s the middle of winter here in Toronto. We’re having a warm spell, and it’s hovering a few degrees above freezing. But it’s […]

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How to Develop Your Child’s Interest in Reading

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Reading is something that almost every child eventually learns.  Our schools do a pretty good job of building a child’s basic reading skills.  But that’s not what this article is about. This is about […]

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Parents: Here’s Why Games are so Important

Playing games with toddlers and school-aged children can be SO much fun for you and your kids. I really encourage you to get creative. This post has some ideas for you. In my family we like to get outside for fresh air and exercise. I always find my kids are WAY better behaved when their […]

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Review of 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan

Here’s something my loyal readers already know: I believe in always learning. I believe that nobody has all the answers. There are lots of other smart people on the planet. We should always be reading, absorbing, and learning. One parenting book that I’ve come to enjoy is 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by […]

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Do Small but Special Things with Your Kids

Today is a simple Wednesday. Yet there is something my kids are really looking forward to and it isn’t costing us a penny. Special family bonds are not created by big luxurious cruise vacations or buying your child a new toy, bicycle or fashionable outfit. Great families are formed by making time for each other, […]

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