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.

Helping Kids Find Alternatives to “the Tantrum”

Instead of ignoring your child or giving into a tantrum, what can you do? These are some steps to help you teach your child to solve their problems without hitting emotional overload.

Tantrums: Moving Beyond the Black and White of Ignoring or Giving In

Tantrums happen. Even to the best of us. The problem is when we feel our only options as parents are to ignore or give in. That isn't true. We need parents to know how to effectively handle tantrums for long-term emotional growth.

“My Toddler Won’t Listen to Me!”

How many times do you hear parents frustrated that their young child or toddler doesn't listen? What can you do and what can you expect from toddlers when it comes to "listening"?