Rewards or Punishment? Exploring Disciplinary Actions That Work.
Rewards or Punishment? Exploring Disciplinary Actions That Work. Having a challenging child is draining to say the least. You hide the permanent markers and instruct your little one to refrain from writing on the walls, and no more than 5 minutes later they’ve drawn their interpretation of the Mona Lisa. Only in this rendition, she’s […]
Emotional, Behavioural, and Physical Signs of Anxiety in Children
I remember my childhood so vividly because I was such an anxious child. Back then there wasn’t much literature on anxiety with children. I was told to “suck it up”, “get over it” and stop being such a baby. In reality all I needed was for somebody to listen, validate that what I was feeling […]
Have We Gone Too Far? Examining Different Parenting Styles.
Have We Gone Too Far? Examining Different Parenting Styles. Is there one type of parenting style that is the most beneficial for the development of a child? When you’re a parent, everybody has an opinion on your parenting style. You’re too harsh, you’re too lenient, you shouldn’t let them do this or that. It’s especially […]
Working Parent vs Stay At Home Parent
Working Parent vs Stay At Home Parent I reluctantly returned to work shortly after having my first child. Although I lost a large portion of my salary to childcare and transit fees, it was quite clear that returning to work was the best move financially for me and my family. In saying this, the decision […]