My husband has this knack with parenting hacks. I am a little embarrassed (but also really proud) to tell you that his words are included in one of my most popular posts: 5 Responses that Work with Kids. By the way, my all time favorite parenting book (yes, I admit it, I read parenting books) is the […]
There is nothing more cringe worthy – okay, maybe fingers scratching across a chalkboard – than hearing a child whine. How can we get kids to stop whining? Is it possible? Yes! Learn about Parent Child Interaction Therapy as a way to not only stop whining in its tracks but better yet to improve your relationship with your child TODAY!
My father died on a warm 1977 August day, six months after my twin sister and I were born. When a friend recently, genuinely asked me: “You don’t remember your father at all then, right? Since you were so young?” I nodded my head in agreement. My heart, though, screamed a totally different response. Do I remember the […]
Positive communication and positive thinking are powerful. There is no doubt about that fact. Not complaining actually has science supporting the positive impact it has on your body. I have to work hard at positive communication, in general, not only with my kids but also with my husband. I have always been a glass half […]
Ah, the age-old question: how do we help our children (and ourselves for that matter) with conflict resolution? Teaching effective methods of conflict resolution can start early in life. Respecting the child is a key tenet of the Montessori Method. Teaching effective communication can be tricky given you’re also responsible for guiding the child in […]
This post contains a useful tip to communicate better with kids particularly those children deemed “angry”. As you know we’ve been on a journey with our middle son. He is both our greatest joy and biggest challenge. His “inflexibility” or “rigidness” or “explosiveness” – however you want to describe the quality – is part of him. So, […]