Discussion Topic: Time-outs
Time-out is one of the most popular discipline techniques used by parents and is most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. But is it good for your child? Is it effective? Come share your views with us at Baby Café this week.
Discussion Topic: Who is the Boss? ... The Collapse of Parenting
In an article published in Maclean’s magazine, Cathy Gulli says that "If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children." Today's parents are motivated by a desire to raise their children thoughtfully and respectfully, yet at the same time they are at risk of losing primacy over their children.
Do you find yourself constantly trying to please your child and avoid conflicts? Why is it so hard to exercise parental authority? Are authoritative parenting and strict obedience outdated?
Come share your views and experience with us at Baby Café this week!
We'll have 6 specialists coming to guest speak and share practical tips and resources to benefit you and your kids. Whether you are a mom with a newborn, tween or teenager, there'll be something beneficial at this workshop for you. 10% of ticket sales will go towards the North York Women's Shelter. Free childcare is available. You can get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2MgSOj3
Discussion Topic: Is Bed-Sharing Good or Bad?
"Bed-sharing is the norm in much of the world. Mothers say they sleep with their children to keep them safe, to breastfeed and to be near them." (The Globe and Mail, April 25 2018) Opponents, however, argue that bed-sharing is risky for the child and that it hinders the child from learning independence.
Do you share your bed with your little one? Why or why not? Come share your thoughts and your experience with us this week!