The way in which we communicate with our kids can have a profound impact on how they respond to us. Sometimes in the best of intentions, we can end up doing more harm than good and so knowing how to communicate is essential.
About Tracy Cassels, PhDTracy Cassels, PhD is the Director of Evolutionary Parenting, a science-based, attachment-oriented resource for families on a variety of parenting issues. In addition to her online resources, she offers one-on-one support to families around the world and is regularly asked to speak on a variety of issues from sleep to tantrums at conferences and in the media. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two children.
Often we can forget what self-soothing looks like, instead thinking it only reflects calming behaviours. However, we all respond to anxiety differently and not all self-soothing is actually beneficial.
Many families worry their children aren't getting enough sleep, especially in the younger years, but what evidence do we have that tells us how much sleep is enough?
'Santa's Portrait' byThomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly, 1881 The holidays are rolling around and if you live in a Christian-centric culture, chances are you are facing the onslaught of Santa (even though
A new "gentle" approach to sleep suggests that if parents meet all their child's needs, sleep will follow. However, I disagree and believe this type of approach can actually harm families. Here's why.
With all the statements being made by so many about sleep training, most to get parents to get on board, parents should know that most of these statements are myths, not backed by science.
Sick of having other people tell you what you should be doing with respect to your child and their sleep? Here are some scientifically-backed reasons why you can safely ignore them.
There's lots of misinformation out there when it comes to male circumcision and we owe it to our boys to dispel these myths and work for change.
Could the root of many of our parenting woes lie in the evolutionary mismatch theory? New research looking at one example makes a strong case for this.