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Help Me Sara: Should we consider spanking our child?

Sep 30 2013     /     , , , , , ,

  Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, October 2013. Parents Canada  guest post : By Sara Dimerman on September, 09 2013 My husband and I were raised by parents who spanked. When I was 11, I started hitting back. Although we know that spanking is not the ideal way to deal with difficult behaviour, we find that this […]

The Volcano Effect: Why Skipping a Nap Results in Meltdown

Nov 13 2012     /     , , , , , , ,

From the moment your child wakes in the morning he is slowly using up the benefits of the previous night’s sleep. He wakes up totally refreshed, but as the hours pass, little by little, the benefits of his sleep time are used up, and an urge to return to sleep begins to build. When we […]

Toddler Co-operation

Jun 5 2012     /     , , ,

The Big Three: Tantrums, Fussing and Whining by Elizabeth Pantley Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during the early childhood years, you would find that these three items appear on every parent’s list. They are so common that I refer to them as The […]