The Loneliness of Parenthood

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It takes a village to raise a child, and a community to support the parent! - Alison Smith

  It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to support the parent. – Alison Smith   Parenting can feel real lonely sometimes… When my kids were little and I was a stay-at-home mom, I was seldom alone. However, when I had a rare moment with my own thoughts, I realized I was really lonely. … Read More

Alison SmithThe Loneliness of Parenthood

When Our Kids’ Behaviours Make Us Crazy

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When our kids' behaviors make us crazy

We all get triggered. There are behaviours that set our teeth on edge or make us feel as if the Incredible Hulk is about to bust out and trash the house in a green rage. Here are just some of the things that drive lots of parents crazy: Whining Hitting another child Sass Refusing to cooperate Sounding ungrateful What sends … Read More

Alison SmithWhen Our Kids’ Behaviours Make Us Crazy

Support? What Support?!

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Why you may not be getting the support you think you’re asking for. By Alison Smith I’ve got a little something for you today that’s helpful even for the work world, or with spouses and friends. We’ve all had those moments when we’ve asked for help, only to hear the chirping of crickets. No one steps up. But what if … Read More

Alison SmithSupport? What Support?!

Upcoming Workshop: Toddlers & Preschoolers: Practical Strategies Using Gentle Discipline

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By: Darren Johnson - CC BY 2.0

This workshop is being offered to parents and other care-givers based on the principles of Gentle Discipline. Strategies presented will be non-punitive and will support respectful limit-setting. Participants will discuss concrete examples and real-life scenarios such as hitting, sharing, separation, “back-talk”, whining and tantrums. Limited background theory will be provided, so it is recommended that participants be familiar with the … Read More

Alison SmithUpcoming Workshop: Toddlers & Preschoolers: Practical Strategies Using Gentle Discipline