Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try...

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for our friends wedding. After I booked our flights to Hawaii...

McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once a month for us) can be great for families. Before...

Treatment for ADHD in children: What can I do as a parent to help...

Having a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging.  Compared to other children without ADHD, they can sometimes be more...

What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD - formerly known as ADD)....

Child Disciplining Methods: what are the best ways to discipline your child

Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting techniques, disciplining their children or managing unwanted behaviours.  I also...

Guest Post: Understanding and Responding to Biting Toddlers

Biting is a common phase many toddlers go through. It does not mean that your toddler is going to have behavioural problems...

How to get a good nights sleep with sleep hygeine

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and...

Screen Time and Young Children

When I was a child, our television was always on.  My parents allowed my brother and I to watch television as much as...

Reading Books to Your Child Helps Them Learn to Read and Improves Language Abilities...

As a young child, I did not like to read. At bedtime, I remember asking my parents to make up a story...