Culture and Discipline: Is Harsh Discipline Ever Okay?

Is harsh discipline always bad for kids? If not, how can we reconcile a desire to end such practices with research that may suggest they have a role?

What Does It Mean To Be “In Control”?

When we think about being in control, we often think about having children that obey and listen to us no matter what. That would be wrong. Instead it start and ends with our own responses, not our kids.

How to Love Your Child Unconditionally

Many of us know that we're supposed to love our kids unconditionally, but we lack the ideas as to how to do this effectively. Looking at good times, bad times, and every day times, this explores how you can achieve unconditional love for your kids.

Dear Man on the Beach

To the man on the beach who smacked his child - this is what I wanted to say to you and all those who feel that is the only option they have.

Bedsharing in Childhood: A Case of Abuse?

Does bedsharing with a 10-year-old of the opposite sex constitute abuse? Should it be the thought that we first have when we hear of such a situation?

Deserving Love

I had a choice in a moment: To focus on the "misbehaviour" or focus instead on making sure my daughter understood one critical thing. I chose that critical thing - knowing that she is always loved by us.

Does New Research Really Say Punishment Is Helpful?

Recent research claims that punishment is effective, but is that what was really being said? Should parents jump on the time-out bandwagon or is a deeper look needed?

Guest Post: What You and Your Child Need to Know About Personal Safety

Knowing the steps to try and prevent, identify, and report child abuse is essential for all adults as is knowing how to talk to a child who is reporting abuse to you. This guest post from Lauren Book of Lauren's Kids does just that and needs to be shared widely for all to read.

When Anger Isn’t Really Anger: The Relationship Between Fear and Anger

Sometimes our children's anger can seem irrational or out-of-place given the circumstances and in turn we react defensively and with anger ourselves. What if we could see the anger as really fear-based and respond in kind?

What Makes Gentle Parenting “Gentle”?

"Gentle" parenting or sleep training is making the rounds as an "it" thing, but is all of it actually gentle? Sadly there are too many wolves out there dressed up as sheep and it's up to us to identify the real gentle help from the pretend stuff.