When is it too early to take them to daycare

This question will continue to be answered in 50 different ways; it all comes down to the parent working situation and the child’s readiness; in some cases the parent’s readiness.  Not having the luxury to extend your home stay with your child and going back to work is the only option; this can make the…

Posting Your Kids Pix Online

So this is actually quite a controversial topic, and is not a recent phenomenon as surprising as that may sound.  Certainly with the prevalence of social media and photo sharing sites this has become a bigger issue, but since the advent of picture taking parents feel it is their right to take whatever picture of…

Give Kids A Sense Of Growing Up

There are plenty of reasons why you should make sure your kids enjoy their childhood and try to protect their playful innocence.  That comes with making sure that they enjoy what kids want to enjoy from riding a bike to watching cartoons and snacking on junk food once in a while.  But as they grow…

Father Figure With Confidence

I find there is a lot of social stigma of the parenting styles of Fathers. I have always felt that having the confidence to parent my child my way has always been criticised, I was told to leave it to the mother, mother knows best, fathers have no intuition, and fathers should focus on the…

Play Dates Are For Kids; Not Their Parents

Except for certain cases, most kids are the opposite of antisocial.  Unlike their parent who, for many reasons, want and need to be in solitude, especially once their lives are taken over by the kids.   Parents often underestimate the value of social interaction for kids, that’s where they learn body language interpretation, picking up on…

They Are Always Watching/Listening

No it’s not the CIA or FBI, the KGB or Mi5 – not that they aren’t already all watching you along with Google, Apple and Facebook.  But it’s closer to home…..it’s your little kids.  Their capacity to absorb and mimic everything you do is astonishing.  It shows itself in the most random of time when…

Kids and errands

I have, what I think to be, a higher than usual hyperactive child. It’s always been a challenge to keep him distracted while my wife and I catch up on any semblance of chores. I saw all the videos of Japanese kids cleaning their classrooms, and thought what the hell? Why is my kid not…

Urination situation

My son has recently began, or rather regularly continued, a cycle of night bedwetting. My wife can’t relate but when I was his age (6-8) the second round of bed wetting (first round being when I was a baby) was embarrassing, frustrating, and confusing to me. So I completely understand where he’s coming from, apparently…

Why use a pacifier?

The ongoing debate of giving a child a pacifier vs. not continues to rage. I’ve read both articles advocating both sides of the argument, so back to square on really. Inevitably, nothing is black and white and for each decision you make there are consequences and depends on what you are willing to live with….

Take back your bed

Since my son was a baby, he always slept in his bed.  We made it a point to get him used to the idea or concept of sleeping in the same bed as us.  This is mainly for selfish reasons.  We would love for him to be with us, cuddle and hug the crap out…