When the “experts” let you down…

When the “experts” let you down…

The internet is full of solutions, right? Your neighbour is a fountain of advice. There are books on the shelf full of answers. Magazines are full of relevant articles and big confident headlines. Why don’t any of those easy solutions seem to apply to your...
Supermom or Struggling Mom? (How about both?)

Supermom or Struggling Mom? (How about both?)

There are moments when I feel like a “supermom” but if I’m being really honest, I have to admit that sometimes I feel completely defeated. I have a feeling I’m not alone in this. This week, I’m going to be as transparent as possible about my ups and downs, and then...
Amazing listening: here’s how to get it

Amazing listening: here’s how to get it

What makes children better at listening? What works better than a megaphone, better than an industrial-strength cotton Q-tip, better than the words “more birthday cake, anyone?” In the past, I’ve tried playing the “The OK Game” with my...
5 Unexpected Ways to Encourage Your Child

5 Unexpected Ways to Encourage Your Child

Do you ever get tired of thinking of different ways to use encouraging words without repeating “Wow, good job!” over and over? Do you feel like you’re always saying “watch out!” and “don’t do that!” instead? Research shows that praise and encouragement can help your...