Reducing stress in your child’s life

As a co-parent, my spouse and I always try to keep the disagreements away from them as best we can. I grew up in a house in which arguing was commonplace. As kids, we knew all of the stress my parents felt. As a parent, I was determined not to do this with my kids. [...]

Do you overreact when disciplining your child?

I read the article by Ginger Plowman -- Disciplining Your Children Without Losing Your Cool: Six guidelines for controlling your emotions while verbally correcting your kids. I really enjoyed the concept of this article. The article dove into looking to the parents’ motivation for disciplining their child. It talks about examining your own motivation about the discipline, looking at your own life [...]

Mothers’ parenting stress impacts both parents’ sexual satisfaction

First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to Penn State health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be reducing their sexual satisfaction is mothers' stress as a new parent.   "The transition to parenthood has gained importance recently," said [...]

Teaching your child to respect other cultures

Considering today's climate with the Paris terrorist attacks and all the other madness that's going on around us at the moment, it seems like the perfect time to talk about how to be respectful -- and how to teach our children to respect others, particularly other's cultures and differences. The biggest challenge is that we are [...]

Educating Your Teen About Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is something that should never occur, but we live in a flawed world where people sometimes do things they shouldn’t do. Unfortunately, you don’t have any control over whether or not your teen will be subjected to sexual harassment. The cold, hard truth is that the older they get, the better the chances [...]

Do your children respect elders?

What does it mean to teach kids to respect elders? Does this lead to the question, do all people truly deserve respect? While this is a tough question, we as parents do need to instill a sense that our children should respect their elders. In today’s world, parents want their kids friends to interact with [...]

The 4th Annual Light Up Purple Campaign for World Mental Health Day

The Amanda Todd Legacy Society would like to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Light Up Purple campaign for World Mental Health Day (WMHDay) on October 10th, 2016. WMHDay was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health.   We are pleased to see an increased awareness [...]

Teaching kids good manners

Since my kids first starting talking, I’ve felt like a broken record. "Did you say please"…"did you say thank you?" It seems like I am saying this on a regular basis throughout the day. How important is it for parents to instill these manners into children? What would happen if I never uttered these sentences? [...]

8 stress reduction techniques for busy parents

As a parent, it is important to have stress reduction techniques. The problem -- as I see it -- is not developing techniques…it is finding the time to incorporate these techniques into your busy schedule. Some excellent stress reduction techniques include: 1) working out a few times a week 2) meditation 3) taking a leisurely [...]