kids

How To Trim Your Kid’s Hair At Home

How To Trim Your Kid’s Hair At Home

A couple of months before the pandemic hit, my son–who had always sported a fairly neat haircut–suddenly decided he liked it longer. Well, he either liked it longer or he just really didn’t feel like sitting through a haircut. Regardless, I am now in isolation with a 9-year-old boy who…

10 Things To Stop Saying To Your Kids (And What To Say Instead)

10 Things To Stop Saying To Your Kids (And What To Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children to stop trusting their internal guidance system, to become deceptive, to do as little as possible, and to give up…

Start A ‘Walking School Bus’ In Your Neighbourhood

Start A ‘Walking School Bus’ In Your Neighbourhood

At nine years old, my son and his friends most often crave two things: more independence and more time to hang out. We also happen to be in that in-between distance from our home to his school—we live too close to qualify for school-bus pick-up, but too far for me…