Choosing which conversation to have
About a year ago, my younger son had his very first driving accident. I say “first” because we… [more]
Listening Practices: Tips and Traps
Have you ever noticed how GOOD it feels to be really listened to? It’s impactful, validating and gives… [more]
Setting Limits: No, not for your child….for you!
Read any magazine article or book about parenting and the author will advise the necessity of setting… [more]
How well are you listening to your children?
When our children come to us with a problem, we usually want to help them. So we console, interpret,… [more]
Growing Yourself as a Parent
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and… [more]
I feel I can finally exhale
(Original post: 8/14/13) Earlier this week I watched as my two boys got in the car (my older one driving)… [more]
BENDO AT THE WINDOW (an Elf on the Shelf remix)
Have you ever wondered how Santa can know if you're getting better at self-control each year as you grow? … [more]
If you live long enough…
One of my favorite sayings from my friend Faye is “If you live long enough...” I can’t tell you… [more]
Do your kids have to fight for power?
INTRO In my parenting classes we often have lively discussions when we start to consider the partnership… [more]
What to do when your child says “no!”
I don't believe there is a parent on the planet who hasn't heard the word "no" coming from their child's… [more]