The Most Important 10 Minutes of Parenting

Alison SmithFeatured, Parenting

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We want to be good parents and we want to give our children as much of our focus and time as we can. We know that giving our children our time is important for their optimal development. Yet we’re swamped with demands and juggling our family’s schedules and individual needs. We can certainly look for areas to simplify and be … Read More

Alison SmithThe Most Important 10 Minutes of Parenting

5 Simple Ways to Gain Cooperation

Alison SmithFeatured, Parenting

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If only our kids would cooperate with us, our job would be so much easier, right? I get how frustrating it can be. I also know that if we are not careful how we gain their cooperation, we can create future problems for ourselves and our kids.

Alison Smith5 Simple Ways to Gain Cooperation

When Your Child Won’t Participate©

Alison SmithColumn, Featured, Parenting

When Your Child Won’t Participate

A parent asks: My five-year old doesn’t want to participate in music class. He doesn’t want to participate in anything – last year it was karate – and when he doesn’t want to participate, he says he “doesn’t feel well”. I don’t know what to do. Alison answers: You are not alone. In fact, my own family has experienced this … Read More

Alison SmithWhen Your Child Won’t Participate©

Honoured to be invited to speak at Ignite SJ

Alison SmithAnnoucement, Featured, Video

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Alison was honoured to be invited to speak at Ignite SJ: Enlighten us. But make it quick, Winter 2015. Along with six other speakers who each had five minutes and 20 slides during which to share their ideas, Alison explains how, “We Can Change the World in One Generation.” Thank you to organizers for the opportunity and to Hemmings House … Read More

Alison SmithHonoured to be invited to speak at Ignite SJ