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The Four Styles of Discipline

Kimberly Eckert, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist Most of us are unaware of our discipline style as parents because it is not taught in a course at college but rather is learned through the collection of experiences we have had in relationship with our own parents, caregivers, and other important relationships. What feels like our “intuitive” response in a discipline situation with our children is actually coming from our procedural memory – our history of what it...
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Trying Your Kids Shoes On: A Lesson in Empathy

By Shivaun Davies, BA Psychology, Cognitive Coaching Specialist I can say with no doubt that the most important skill that I regularly utilize as a coach, as well as a mother, wife, daughter, sibling, friend and co-worker, is the ability to empathize. When we are involved in any sort of relational challenge, the ability to take another’s perspective or to walk in their shoes will reliably...
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CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: The Art of Utilizing Consequences with Your Kids

            By Karen Sabourin, M.A., Provisional Registered Psychologist Few things will rattle us as parents like a moment when our child has done something “wrong,” especially when that something wrong is BIG. These moments can make us think that our child is “bad” and/or doubt our ability to parent (e.g., something has to be wrong with me or my child because this incident happened). These thoughts are often followed by a strong flood of...
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If Only There Was a “Complaints Department” for Parents!

Presented by Kimberly Eckert, M.Sc. Registered Psychologist & Executive Director of Eckert Psychology & Education Centre I have the rare privilege of walking alongside some amazing parents. Before your mind convinces you to believe I mean perfect parents, let me stop you. They are amazing parents because of their tenacious spirit and quest for knowledge – they fail and dust themselves off and try again. With this effort, they are...
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