Creating A Safe Outdoor Space for Your Children to Enjoy

When we have children, most of us imagine a big garden where they can play outside safely. We picture swings and slides, paddling pools in the summer, and lots of space for them to play and enjoy themselves. You might also want some grown-up space, to plant your favourite flowers, cook and relax in the summer sun. Finding the balance and giving your […]

No Means No: Teaching Consent to Children

The other day, my son and I had a very interesting conversation about the word “no.” Honestly, I don’t remember the context but I’ll tell you what I remember. I was telling him that no is a complete sentence to which he giggled.  “When someone says No, they mean it […]

Why do children reject foods?

© 2009 – 2022 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Picky eaters can drive us crazy, but their quirks and preferences aren’t entirely arbitrary. Read about the biological differences that turn some kids into fussy, selective eaters. Does your child insist on eating only a few, favored foods? Does she […]