So, you think your have monstrous children do you…..

As anyone who knows me could attest, I am on Facebook most of the day, almost everyday.  I have friends all over the world.  All kinds of friends….real life friends (IRL); old and new, as well as Internet friends that I have met through various online groups, twitter or other social media.  Some of these friends have children, others do not. Through the glorious ways of facebook, we often see what our friends comment on, like, or share. The one thing I see regularly is the complaints parents make of their children. These complaints are not always my friends.

I understand that we ALL complain when we are tired, frustrated, tapped out, if there is a medical diagnosis we are upset about and other valid reasons. Day 4 of teething with no sleep for mom or baby can be enough to push anyone over the edge. These are not the situations I’m talking about.

The ones that are causing me grief are those parents that complain on a daily basis that their children are “crazy” “horrendous” “monstrous” or just plain have “behaviour issues” but have no medical backing on the “diagnosis” and are not willing to take matters into their own hands.

There are many many things that a parent or parents can do to help these situations.

1) Look at yours and your child’s diet.
a) Is there a lot of fast food?
b) Processed foods?
C) Artificial colours, flavours or dyes?

2) Look at your child’s sleep.
a) are they getting enough?
b) is it quality sleep?

3) Look at your child’s activity.
a) is it outdoors, indoors?
b) are they stimulated throughout the day? How?

Before we start chasing child behaviourists and drugs for our children, lets look at what we as parents can do for them.

Here are some links of great resources.

http://www.childrensbehaviorproblems.com/exercise/

http://www.childrensbehaviorproblems.com/alternatives/nutrition/

http://www.parentchildhelp.com/books.cfm?MID=126

My Life

Sorry guys,

I haven’t been ignoring you…it has just been a very hard, busy last few months, so somedays it is really hard to get in front of my laptop and pound out a new post!

It all started in September, when our house in Peace River FINALLY sold.  I had to go up twice that month, and put all of our stuff in storage since we didn’t have a house yet in Edmonton.  Then we started looking at houses in Edmonton, but decided to purchase my husbands parents home in the west end.  I had to help get them moved out, plus October is a busy month for trade shows.  Then at the end of October I had to make the hard, sad decision of putting our family pet to sleep.  She was a 6 yr old English Mastiff who had a chemical imbalance in her brain.

November has not been fun either!  I was pretty busy with work, we started our renos in the house, and christmas is coming!!  Add to that a week of flu that went through both kids and myself, a hubby that has had to go to meetings out-of-town every week and I’m one tired mama!

So please bear with me…The winter session is looking AWESOME!!!  Registrations will open next week with the South, West and Devon locations!!  The Spruce/Stony registrations will open as soon as we have a location!  There may also be talk of a St.Albert location coming later in the winter too…shhhhh!!

have a great night!

MB xoxox