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Are We Too Soft on Our Kids

The recent release of Tiger Mother, which claims that North American parenting methods are too soft on children and don’t do enough to teach valuable life lessons of responsibility and consequence have received much criticism. In the book, the author explores how differently children are parented in cultures around...

Are Today Kids Living A Life of Convenience

There is no doubt that today’s child lives in a world of convenience. A world where consequences of their actions are often not felt, where parents and educators have taken on a belief system that everything should be as comfortable and easy for our kids as possible. And sadly,...

Are they Here Yet Mommy – Do Road Trips Drive you Nuts

Whoever said kids could be annoying, didn’t know the half of it. Kids ARE annoying, and with each and every birthday they tend to get more so. Most parents cannot wait until their child learns to talk. But be warned, there will come a day when you will wish...

Playdate Contracts – Parenting in a Sue Happy World

How would you feel about signing a ‘playdate contract'’ before dropping your child off at a friend'’s house to play? The reality is that in a world that has become sue happy, even parents and children are not exempt from the possibility of being sued by a friend or classmate,...

Camping with Children – How to make the Holiday Enjoyable

Were you an avid camper back in the B.C. (before children) years of your life? Have you given up your love of the great outdoors since your kids have come along? Do you long for the days when you could pitch a tent, pull fish from the river for...

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Taking Care or Mom – Motherhood is NOT an Easy Job

For many years I have been a devoted stay at home. This is not to say that I have enjoyed every single moment of motherhood or that I totally agree with the idea that constantly giving and doing for others is the greatest feeling on Earth. Secretly, I wished...

We Were All Teenagers Once – We Made Mistakes Too

As far back as you would care to delve into history, you would see the similar plight of parents worried about the irresponsible antics of their teens in a world that parents feared their kids didn’t understand. Even riddled through Greek mythology are the lessons from the Greek Gods...

Why Bother Cooking a Nice Meal

Thinking back to the pre-children days, you probably imagined preparing gourmet tasty meals for your family. Then, you imagined that the four of you (one boy and one girl) would sit down to a hearty meal by candlelight, using the best dishes in your cabinet, enjoying nothing but the...

I am a Parent, I Mean Broken Record

Before you had kids, what did you think it would be like? Did you dream about the insightful and special conversations that you and your children would have? Did you think that you and the kids would sit around after dinner every night basking in candlelight, telling stories and...

Mom, I Lost My Virginity – Whatever you do, Don’t Judge Her

Your little girl is not so little anymore. She has been on dates with boys and you are fairly certain that she has kissed a few. But have the romantic interludes stopped there? You and her have had ‘the talk’ and you are pretty sure that she understands your...

When to Have a Second Child – Is There Ever a Right Time

The luxury of deciding when to have a second child is not one that every...

Dreams and Babies – What is your Baby Dreaming About?

From little smiles to frowns, and fluttering eyes to twitches, the face of a sleeping...

Acid Reflux In Babies – Purging of Stomach Contents

Acid reflux in babies is defined as the backward flow of stomach contents into the...

How Many Hours of Sleep Does a Baby Need?

The sleep of an infant is quite unlike that of an adult. Not only do...

Letting a Baby Cry It Out

For new parents, nothing is more frustrating than a baby who will not sleep. The...

Preparing To Adopt

The choice to start a family, whether you are going to have children biologically or through adoption, is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. For many people, preparation to adopt a child can be overwhelming. Most...

Adoption – What you Need to Know About Adopting a Child

Each year, there are thousands of families that choose to adopt a child. These aren’t always childless or infertile couples, as many adoptive parents simply feel they have an immense amount of love to share with a child in...

How Much Does it Cost to Move out of Your Parent’s’ House

The Price of Freedom You know what would be epic? Movin’ out! Your own digs. Come...

Taking Your Teenagers Cell Phone Away

Warning!! There will be no soft parenting advice here. The truth is that YOU grew...

One of the Biggest Mistakes Parents of Teens Make

When it comes to the mistakes that parents of teens make, the list is endless....

Dealing with a Teenage Drama Queen

Sometimes the changes in your child as they progress from childhood to teen hood occur...

Violence in Teens – When Teenagers Rebel

It is becoming a common theme as older generations look around and ask the vital...