“Parents are often held up as either “good” or “bad” based on whether the behaviour of their child is “good” or “bad.” The focus on children’s behaviour is thus central in the minds of most big people – parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults responsible for the raising of children.

With this in mind, it is perhaps not surprising that the pursuit of good behaviour is typically the ultimate bottom line. What might be surprising, however, is that many of the tactics used to secure good behaviour can actually be harmful to a child’s development. Here is why.”

I am thrilled to be featured in EcoParent Magazine’s March issue! While this issue will be available on newsstands as of March 5, 2018, I am able to give you a little sneak peek of the article here! This issue is currently on sale at over 800 newsstands across Canada (Loblaws, Shoppers, Sobey’s, Walmart, Chapters, London Drugs, Overwaitea, Whole Foods, Nature’s Fare, and other independents & small chains), and over 300 newsstands in the US (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million) – with more on the way!

Download the first page here

And the second page here!

Dr V