Andrea Nair

What drives helicopter parenting and spanking?

April 19, 2013

We hear a lot about the dangers of helicopter and punishment-focused parenting, but I don’t think we’ve considered what drives adults to parent this way. […]

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The erosion of parental confidence and how to get it back

February 25, 2013

Strengthening our parental self-worth to strengthen our kids A question has been burning in my mind for quite some time, “Why does parental confidence seem […]

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Parenting a boy and his penis

January 18, 2013

Before becoming a mother, I remember hearing about a family member’s struggle with her son’s bath time. Her son proudly demonstrated how he could make […]

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Book review: More in Anger

December 11, 2012

All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. –The Beatles The Beatles’ lyrics ring through my ears while the emotional fallout of […]

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Supporting and staying connected with your early teen

November 12, 2012

Now that my own son is in school, I’m reminded of the decade I spent as a teacher, watching nervous 14 year-olds file into my […]

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5 tips to enrich the parent-teacher conference experience

October 2, 2012

Parent-teacher conferences can be an emotional minefield. Many parents and their children sweat through the unknowns, tension, and past-baggage that can haunt the school hallways. […]

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