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The Art of Encouragement!

[June 1, 2014] I am often asked in our B.E.S.T. Behaviour workshops what the difference between praise and encouragement is and how to use it effectively....read more

B.E.S.T. Version

[May 1, 2014] There is an old Indian proverb that speaks about us having two warring wolves within us. One is negative, mean, hurtful and the other positive, kind, generous. Which one wins depends on the one we feed....read more

Still Learning

[March 27, 2014] It has always been the children who were still learning to communicate their needs, dislikes, excitement, disappointments in effective ways that taught me I still had lots to learn about understanding children?'s development and behaviour....read more

Feeling Loved!

[February 14, 2014] Love is in the air! Valentine?s day and Family Day are fast approaching....read more

Words Have Impact

[January 1, 2014] One of my resolutions this year is to really try to capture my thoughts and words; use words that build a child?s strengths, lift up their sense of self and cheer them on when they almost get it right....read more

Make Every Day Count

[January 19, 2013] We can begin to change the world by being alert to who and what is around us, by being grateful for who is in our life and for all the blessings we have and by being kind to each other....read more

Shaping the Future

[October 29, 2012] I have been so excited about the steady stream of exciting brain research that now supports all that we knew instinctively....read more

Tips for B.E.S.T. Behaviour

[October 1, 2012] As the rest of the school year unfolds, let's keep up the "New Year Spirit" with a few reminders for creating Happy Days with Kids!...read more

Inspire their B.E.S.T.

[September 13, 2012] We begin again! With great anticipation we are eager to put our B.E.S.T. foot forward and help children learn, grow and develop! What an awesome job, what an awesome privilege!...read more

Summer's Lesson = Slow Down

[August 10, 2012] Slowing down gives us time to catch up with what is important -- relating, noticing, listening, tuning in, being present and in the moment with our children, our families, nature...read more

Follow the Leader

[July 15, 2012] As leaders in our classrooms and homes, we have an awesome privilege to guide our children to become who they were meant to be....read more

Keeping Up the P.A.C.E.!

[June 6, 2012] Children learn very early on in their development how to gain an adult's attention -- positively or negatively....read more

Behaviour Guidance: Connect vs Correct, Part 2

[June 4, 2012] Last time, we chatted about understanding the key principles behind behaviour and to remember they are still learning LIFE SKILLS....read more

Behaviour Teacher vs Behaviour Manager, Part 1

[June 4, 2012] In my almost 28 years in the field, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of children and families and teachers trying to figure out the “behaviour” puzzle....read more

The BEST Present ...

[December 15, 2011] The BEST present we can give, especially to a child, during the Christmas and Holiday Season is our PRESENCE: our undivided, focused attention....read more

Cultivating Self-Esteem, Part II

[September 28, 2011] In our first article on Cultivating Self Esteem, we emphasized our need, as parents and teachers, to create an environment that children’s self esteem can grow in a positive way through our interactions with them....read more

Cultivating Self Esteem, Part I

[August 27, 2011] Building a good sense of self-esteem is more than just saying, “Good boy.” “Well done.” “You are the very best at everything.” (Part I of two)...read more

Child Behaviour is Complex!

[March 24, 2011] How we view our role as guider and developer of young children’s minds, bodies and spirits will determine the future they will have and the person they will become....read more

Parenting Matters!

[October 26, 2010] At Childlife ... Solutions 4Life with Kids, we know that the parent-child relationship is THE most powerful influence on child behaviour and development....read more

Early Advantage!

[October 21, 2010] As adults we are powerful influencers: We impact and inspire children daily! Values, Principles, Beliefs and Character Starts and Ends with You! They need you help them become who they were created to be!...read more

Early Advantage = Happy Day Mornings!

[August 19, 2010] Giving a child an early advantage to learning begins when we, as parents and teachers, help a child start every day off with peace, confidence and clarity....read more

Emotions Matter

[March 19, 2009] Children who can identify, understand and manage their emotions do better in life. Like learning to walk and talk, the process of learning to deal with feelings takes place gradually over months....read more

The Art of Limit Setting & Self Control

[March 19, 2009] Teaching children the imperative lessons of waiting, delaying gratification and how to self regulate their behaviour and emotions are the best tools for later success in life and play a role in the prevention of mental health disorders....read more

Violence in Young Children?

[March 19, 2009] As normal healthy development occurs, these “drives” are conveyed in a variety of behaviours according to the age and stage of the child....read more

Canadian, eh?

[May 1, 2007] Ever wonder how come Canadian parent/teacher sites seem non-existent? I want to share some excellent Canadian Early Childhood sites found while researching Co-operative Childcare in Canada....read more

All The Flowers Of Tomorrow Are In The Seeds Today: Cultivating Self-Esteem

[March 19, 2007] Building a good sense of self-esteem is more than just saying, "Good boy." "Well-done." "You are the very best at everything."...read more

Are They Learning Anything Yet? Play Is The Way To Learning

[September 19, 2005] Forget the flash cards, and the ABC homework sheets, if we want to see our children become competent, critical thinking and harmonious human beings....read more

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