Young children (from 1 to 4 years old)

Limits and discipline

To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

International pediatric groups provide clear recommendations about avoiding physical punishment in child discipline. However, for some parents spanking and swatting remain...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2017
Feel confident and in control

Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Baby’s gut is not ready for solid food before 6 months When babies are born, their gut is sterile. They do not yet have bacterial col...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of February, 2017
Feel confident and in control

Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true f...

When we live abroad, particularly if we live in an exotic or famous place, people can expect us to be enjoying ourselves on a moment-to-moment basis...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 12 of December, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Developmental influence on the concept of lying As a child’s brain develops, it has different capacities to think and reason. The child’s abili...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of October, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

What really is the harm in eating processed foods?

To help understand why sometimes foods should only be consumed sometimes, it is important to know what makes them different from foods that should be consumed all the t...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of September, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

Beyond the theme of physical appearance, weight can impact health.  In our children, being underweight or overweight can impair proper development ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of April, 2016
Limits and discipline

How to get your child to eat without a fight

Some current information adapted from a leading child nutritionist, Ellyn Satter*, can give you new information to help you decide what is right for your family. There is a divisi...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of March, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

5 tips parents can use today to take charge and feel good abou...

Children are born with desires and preferences. From the first moments of life, we see our children exert their natural characteristics. This is the beauty of in...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 27 of January, 2016
Adolescents (13 years and older)

How much screen time is safe for kids?

The digital media, wireless Internet access, and the vast amount of information available on the Web have transformed our lives. Just like us, our children are exposed to al...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of December, 2015
Flexible parenting techniques

Is your child prepared to launch? How to support your child in...

For some, the launch site is a permanent home. You will temporarily be leaving home, but will return after a fixed amount of time. For oth...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of December, 2015
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