For when the fireworks are too close for comfort!

For some of us, fireworks don't just happen at the park on the 4th of July. You parents of young children… [more]

For when the fireworks are too close for comfort! For when the fireworks are too close for comfort!

Choosing which conversation to have

About a year ago, my younger son had his very first driving accident.  I say “first” because we… [more]

Choosing which conversation to have Choosing which conversation to have

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]

Listening Practices: Tips and Traps Listening Practices: Tips and Traps

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]

Setting Limits: No, not for your child….for you! Setting Limits: No, not for your child….for you!

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]

How well are you listening to your children? How well are you listening to your children?

Growing Yourself as a Parent

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and… [more]

Growing Yourself as a Parent Growing Yourself as a Parent

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]

I feel I can finally exhale I feel I can finally exhale

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]

BENDO AT THE WINDOW (an Elf on the Shelf remix) BENDO AT THE WINDOW (an Elf on the Shelf remix)

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]

If you live long enough… If you live long enough...

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]

Do your kids have to fight for power? Do your kids have to fight for power?