Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Guest post: Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Anxiety

The terms “tantrum,” “meltdown,” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably however, they are actually all different terms used to describe different behaviours. 

Is All Screen Time The Same?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, our family has been watching a lot more television while we do our...

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...

Should We Use Soothers (Pacifiers) For Infants?

Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their soother. Madi loved her soother,...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends...

How to promote good behaviour with positive reinforcement

As a physician, I often get parents coming into my office asking for help or advice on parenting and discipline. As a...

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...

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...

Travelling with Toddlers: What to bring when flying with a toddler

For the past 5 months, Madi and I have been commuting back and forth from Atlanta, Georgia to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).  Dining, shopping, or...

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...