All of us worry about our kids learning to control their emotions. After all, it’s emotions that so often get […]
Emotions…we all have them. Everything we do and everything we learn is shaped in some way by the way we […]
Before I even realize it, I’m already 10 steps into reacting with whatever issue is at hand with my kids. […]
In my parenting world, one of the things my husband and I deeply value is the commitment to a “no […]
This is part 2 in a series on Digitally Distracted Parenting.  You can read part 1 here. Part of this […]
Roughhousing is essential for kids. Laughter vents anxiety and transforms the body chemistry to reduce the stress hormones that are […]
Parents, we all know conflict with our kids happens within every family. And when it does, there is always a […]
Which one are you? Four Parenting Styles First, it’s important to understand how your parenting approach may be contributing to […]
You are who you are when not one is looking. What goes in their ears goes out their mouths. All […]
Ok, maybe not.  But it’s a catchy title, and honestly, there really is a way to ratchet sibling rivalry down […]
“Mom, can I go to Steve’s after school? I want to play his drums and some of the other guys […]
I know this may seem obvious, but the the most effective way to stop misbehavior is to prevent it in […]
1.  A praiseworthy parenting style is one where the adult chooses to regulates their own emotions by catching and acknowledge their […]
“The nine most important words in any relationship: I love you.  I hear you.  Please forgive me.”  Most parents find themselves […]
This morning my daughter had a hard time. Her twin brother, with whom she is very close, really let her […]
Friend, this is a very heartfelt post. I write to let it be known that when you feel like popping […]
If you were anything like me, your parents counted to three, when you didn’t listen the first time, and now […]
Secure attachment is associated with a positive developmental outcome for children in many areas, including social, emotional, and cognitive. Daniel […]
Good parenting requires more than intellect.  Good parenting involves emotion. In the last decade or so, science has discovered a […]
In its most basic form, empathy is the ability to feel what another person is feeling. As empathetic parents, when […]