Youth

Youth

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It’s safe to say that physically hurting a child as a punishment is wrong. But most parents have been back and forth on whether or not batting the bottom of their children is an effective and merited penalty for misbehaviour. According to a recent Pediatrics online article, leading U.S. pediatric...

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by Lianne Castelino    www.whereparentstalk.com It's a question millions of couples are forced to grapple with upon the arrival of a new baby, a question that illicits heated debate, all kinds of guilt, frustration, even anger. For many moms and dads it boils down to an obvious c...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com It's funny, our three kids could not be more different if we had them genetically encoded. And over the years, I've come to learn that you can't force things that may not be there with siblings. This is especially true with our oldest two...

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How do you cope when your usually inquisitive, sweet and loving 10 year old child suggests that you go somewhere you only wish on your worst enemy? It’s complicated, difficult and stressful, but dealing with your tween as they go through the tumultuous process of puberty is a necessary part of the c...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com There is a lot of be said for being less is more types. Especially when it comes to figuring out what activities to sign your kids up for. Today's kids are so wired on all kinds of extra-curricular activities (sports, music, etc ) and absolutely for...

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by Andrea Howick www.whereparentstalk.com Processed foods are a multi-billion dollar industry and might often be the more convenient choice for us as parents, however according to new research that may not be what we really want. A survey conducted by Hellmann's found that 92 per cent of Canad...

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com With statistics showing that over 90 percent of youth use the internet, it should come as no surprise that bullying has moved its way from the playground to the anonymity of the world wide web.
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Family Therapist Vikki Stark talks about how much input tweens and teens should have in important decisions like choosing a high school.

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by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com It's a common plea heard by many parents these days - "my son/daughter doesn't read enough". Goodness knows I've said it plenty of times! With all the electronic paraphernalia taking over our lives, reading often seems like a lost art. F...

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by Andrea Howick www.whereparentstalk.com You were able to survive the terrible twos but what about the dreaded terrible teens? Dealing with your teenagers attitude can often seem like a never ending battle. The slamming doors, the rolling eyes and feeling like everything you say is just going in...