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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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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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Using a Story to Get Past a Sibling Fight

This morning I woke up at 5:45 and spent some time working for about an hour, followed by a nice jog through my neighbourhood. I had a nice experience doing a good deed for someone, which I’ll get to in a moment. But the real point of this post is how I used my story […]

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Help! My Spouse and I Have Different Parenting Styles

We’ve all been there, we try communicating with, or disciplining our kids using a style that we have adopted … and out of nowhere, the spouse bursts onto the scene with a different view. Frustrating isn’t it? If you have a different parenting style than your spouse, it can cause a rift in your marriage. […]

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Toddler Parenting and Waiting on Tables – What They Have in Common

Okay, we all know that parents differ a lot in their styles and behaviours. We all have different tools, styles, and beliefs. But one thing that always resonates with parents is a good metaphor. So, I would like to share this article written by Tracy Moore on jezebel.com. Moore is a writer living in Los […]

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