Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe (Book Excerpt)


This has been adapted from Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years, 2019 by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. Published by LifeTree Media.   Your Family History Though the first source of parental programming is inadvertently passed on by our parents, a second major source comes from ...

21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, MFT, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 11 21st Century Parenting in Review “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Remember school, tests, midterms, finals? If you were like many of us, you looked forward to the review prior to the ...

Guest Blog Post: Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son by Tim Hawkes (Book Excerpt)


CONVERSATION SIX: ACHIEVEMENT Most boys want to achieve and be successful. Poor things. They often don’t realise that success can be a bugger. Not long ago, my school had one of those stellar sets of Year 12 exam results that caused me to consider hanging up my mortar board and gown ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Allowing Your Child to Make Choices by Sharon Ballantine, author, the Art of Blissful Parenting


A book excerpt from The Art of Blissful Parenting (Balboa Press):   We are all here to express our freedom, and children intrinsically know this. Each of us is here to live our highest joy and to have the freedom to create our own paths. But how do we, as parents, balance ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Dare to Raise Yourself First by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author, The Awakened Family


[caption id="attachment_23348" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo credit: Lily Rose)[/caption] When we buy into the myth that parenting is about the child, we readily take credit for our wonderful parenting when our children match up to our expectations, whereas we just as readily place blame on them when they don’t meet our expectations. To ...

Guest Blog Post: Think Like a Baby (Book Excerpt) by Amber Ankowski, PhD and Andy Ankowski


They say being a parent is a thankless job. But that’s nothing compared to what being a cartoon spokescharacter in a children’s cereal commercial must be like. Whether you’re a hungry rabbit being denied breakfast because it’s only “for kids,” or a leprechaun having your multicolored meal blatantly stolen from ...

UNIQUE FINDINGS by Robin Gorman Newman


Artifact Uprising, an internet-based company, creates tangible keepsakes for digital photos. Driven by a mission to move stories off your device and into your life, Artifact Uprising offers products stroking in both its minimalistic design and eco-friendly roots. Social media lovers can make an entire photo book from Instagram and Facebook images.      ...

GUEST BLOG POST: How to Talk with Your Kids About Ethics by Michael Parker


[caption id="attachment_14089" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Photo credit: Petri Kurkaa"][/caption]THE VALUE OF DISCUSSION Ethics and values should be spoken about regularly in homes. Every time your child comes home with an example of something “unfair” that happened at school, this is an opportunity to speak about ethics. When an issue comes up on ...