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Do ‘time-outs’ make children behave better?

For many years we have been told that time-outs are the kindest and most constructive way to discipline or teach children to be good and sort out problems with them. But are they? Today many parenting experts and psychologists say that time-outs create more problems Continue reading

Young mother lying in bed and breast feeding infant, holding his hand

Q: When should I stop breastfeeding?

QUESTION: My son is almost 2 and still breastfeeding on demand during the day and waking once at night for a feed. I am of the opinion that my son will know when he’s ready to let go. But he will be starting kindergarten next year (he’ll be 2 1/2 by that time) and my husband is worried it will be a huge issue if he’s still breastfeeding then. He’s worried that it will be “weird”, that our son looks very “big”, what Continue reading

Christmas Child

Raising a Polite Child

Every parent wants to have polite, respectful children with good manners. Fortunately nature is on our side. Children learn by copying what we do and love to do everything ‘just like mommy and daddy do’ Continue reading

Mom and Toddler

Q: When should I start to discipline my toddler?

Question: I have a lively, energetic, sometimes strong-willled but otherwise delightful and loving toddler. I don’t want to be over-strict, but I don’t want to be permissive either. When should I start to “discipline” her and how should I go about it? Continue reading

Bouncing Castle Smiles

Toddlers and Tantrums

We’ve all heard of the ‘terrible twos’. Many parents with young babies wonder if they will cope when their baby reaches his second birthday, and not far behind it, the sadly misnamed terrible twos. But the good news is that two-year-olds are working on reaching some very important developmental Continue reading

Toddlers are basically truthful.

Q: My child is telling lies, how can I help him?

Question: I have caught my four-year-old year telling lies and exaggerating outrageously. I told him it’s bad to do that and that if I catch him again, I will punish him, but he is still doing it. I am particularly worried that it may happen at playschool, and Continue reading

Mom Makes it Fun

Make it Fun – Get it Done

Happily, children are very social little people who want to please us, and have us love them. That can be a huge asset when it comes to getting things done that we need to get done, without resistance, trauma or tears. We can make everyday tasks pleasurable for children, develop their skills and build Continue reading

Daughter Piggy-backing

The Philosophy of Parenting with Love

We are living in very exciting times with regard to childrearing. For the first time in history we now have ways to study children’s behaviour and understand how they think and what they feel. We are learning how much they are able to understand at various stages in their development, and how we Continue reading