Accepting The AS-IS

Accepting our current situation in the world is not easy right now. Many adults, teens and middle schoolers are mourning the loss of their lives as they were. Accepting the As-Is doesn’t mean giving up, it means acceptance of what is not in your control and understanding what is in your control. Please listen as I expand on this and …

Are Good Parents Naturals

Right now we are all good enough parents. I have heard from some single parents right now and parents with no family in town or nearby and they are struggling. Being alone with no support system is so tough, especially right now. Just know that if your child can answer these three questions either through behaviours, feelings and/or actions and …

Parental Anger

If a parent’s expectations of their child is not realistic this can lead to conflict. Many arguments between parents and children/teens come about because the expectation of the parent is a fantasy that their child cannot fulfill. As parents, we must set up expectations for the child before us and not for the child in our fantasies.

Emotional Guiding

Why protecting your children from feeling their feelings is not a good idea. Research shows that allowing your children to feel the feelings that are coming up for them lead to children having higher self-esteem, higher cognitive scores, being more social, being able to regulate emotions and trusting themselves.

How Culture Sets Up Parents To Fail

It’s a constant struggle as parents to not control our children’s lives. We fear them not being a success, not getting into that school, not being able to stand on their own two feet BUT is it our fears or the pressures of culture and society?

Conscious Parenting vs Traditional Parenting

What is Conscious Parenting? According to Dr. Shefali, who I am studying with, it is about accepting the child before you as whole. There is no fixing, manipulating, and controlling behaviours. Watch below to learn more how you can guide your child to grow into the human they are meant to be.

Dads: All Types of Dads

Research shows that a dad has some unique talents when it comes to playing and emotionally connecting with their children. Children who have an emotionally present dad score higher on cognitive tests, are more social and have more empathy. And this boasts well for same sex partners and single parents too! If one parents can model some of “dad’s” behaviours, …

5 Steps to Emotion Coaching

As a parent, it is your responsibility to teach your child what emotions are, that it is ok to feel all emotions and what each emotion is called. They will not learn this at school or through their peers and your relationship with your partner will be integral to your children seeing how emotions are expressed and handled. Remember they …