Have you ever felt so frustrated you give your kids random consequences like, "You're grounded for the next 2 months!" or "No tv for the next week"? I'll be the first to admit I was guilty of this and I'm wondering if you can relate.
Discovering consequences that work can be hard, but there is an underlying process that I coach parents through that gives them more control in these situation. Here's four steps I offer to my clients and I'm hoping they'll help you too!
In a perfect world, the holidays are a time for happy family gatherings, shared meals and visits with extended family. In reality, we don't always get the perfect Hallmark moments. All this family togetherness can cause tension and frayed nerves. Teens dread spending hours with rarely seen relatives and little ones feel out of sorts because they are off their schedule. So, what can we do? The secret isn’t in the planning… it’s in the communication before the planning! Parents