5 Reasons Why Bribes Don’t Work for 

It is so easy to fall into the trap of bribing our kids, because it seems like the quickest way to gain their compliance. Parents say “it works” because it gets kids to do what we ask, but bribes can have long-term negative effects on our children’s motivation and behavior.

Why COVID-19 hospitalizations of Canadian kids — and infants — could keep rising as Omicron spreads

SOURCE: CBC NEWS – Lauren Pelley Posted: Jan 06, 2022 Kids and teens — and even newborns — are now among the rising number of Canadians being […]

ER doctor concerned by rise in dangerous respiratory virus in N.S. children

RSV symptoms may include runny nose, decreased appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever and wheezing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In very young infants the only symptoms may be irritability, decreased activity and breathing difficulties. 

Stop Asking Your Children, Tell Them

You have to understand that you are the parent, you are the guide, you are the protector and most importantly, you are the boss. Not the child.

Private Home Daycares vs Approved/Licensed

There are basically two options when it comes to daycares. Larger commercial daycare facilites and day homes. The day home daycares are either private or managed […]

Why Your Child May not be Ready for Daycare

Prepare your child for daycare now.

Why Socks Are Required in Play Areas

1. Prevent bacteria spread.  The biggest reason we require socks is because they prevent bacteria spread. Since each of your feet has about 150,000 sweat glands, […]

Contagious Diseases that Spread in Daycare Centers

The contagious diseases that spread in daycare centers are well known. That’s why many parents worry about their children’s exposure and vulnerability to viruses during this stage. […]

Learn to Say “No”

It may surprise you but often your child acts completely different at daycare than they do at home.   We see all types of behaviour from the […]

The Importance of Naps

Nap. It’s a small word, but for most parents a hugely important one. Why? Sleep is a major requirement for good health, and for young kids to […]

Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

There is no set age when a toddler is ready for potty training. The entire potty training process is subjective, such that even siblings may have […]

Unstructured play is critical for kids + their brain development—so set them free

Unstructured play is play without predetermined rules of the game. There are no organized teams, uniforms, coaches or trainers. It is spontaneous, often made-up on the […]

The Do’s And (Please) Don’ts Of Dropping Off Your Kid

From A Preschool Teacher: The Do’s And (Please) Don’ts Of Dropping Off Your Kid Tom Robinson for Fatherly How can parents deal with a child who […]

Wash with Water

Sometimes we do things for the simple reason that its because its what our parents did and everyone else does.  When it comes to cleaning your […]

Separation Anxiety

Dealing With Separation Anxiety Does your little one cry or cling to you or both as you’re leaving the room or heading out the door? Your […]

Handling Temper Tantrums

 Not all tantrums are alike. Therefore, using one approach for all tantrums is usually ineffective. You need to identify the cause of the tantrum your child […]

Reasons Why Toddlers Throw Tantrums

Reason #1: They can’t communicate their wants and needs as well as they’d like to. For kids between the ages of 1 and 3, the world […]

5 Ways Moms Create Cranky Toddlers

  They reward whining. It’s so easy to hand over that piece of candy your child whines for! No one likes to hear a child whine […]

Choosing Child Care

Licensed or Unlicensed? All commercial and larger daycare centres required to be licensed.  When it comes to smaller home childcare setups, most home daycares are not […]

When Can Kids Walk to School Alone?

Parents struggle with many things when it comes to the safety and security of our children. One scary question that a lot of parents face is […]

Whining: Why it happens and what to do about it

  Why grade-schoolers whine Your grade-schooler relies on adults for almost everything — food, drink, love, money, toys, transportation, you name it. He has to get […]

Raise an Independent Toddler

Helping Raise an Independent Toddler Helping raise an independent toddler is all about helping the child break away from the mother in order to learn about […]

Attachment to a Pacifier

Perhaps no discretionary decision causes parents more angst than the question of whether to introduce a pacifier—and later, when and how to take it away. There […]

Play-based Learning

Child-centered, play-based learning is a whole-child educational approach that promotes academic, socio-emotional, and cognitive development through free play, which can also involve guided play by an […]

Managing Your Child’s Separation Anxiety at Childcare or School

If you have a young child who becomes upset when you have to leave her in daycare, kindy or at school, it’s important to speak with […]

4 Ways to Prep Your Child This Summer for Kindergarten in the Fall

While some kindergarten-bound children feel anxious about the first day of school, many others can’t wait to start. They’ve seen friends or siblings go off to […]

10 of the Greatest Outdoor Winter Activities That Kids Love!

by Craig Sutton  •  December 22, 2016 Many people are not a fan of winter because they hate the feeling of being confined indoors. They also […]