If you were to ask a room full of parents, "Which stage of parenting is the hardest?" Most would answer, "The teen years!" Kids are fighting for independence and freedom while parents are trying to guide them and keep them safe. Talk about a tug-of-war! So, what's really going on? Everything is in transition at the same time.
Our kids are changing from the “babies” who needed us to teens who are now pushing us away.
We are having to change how we approach discipline becau
This is it, the time of year when the shift from school schedules to summer fun begins! While the first weeks of summer break are fun, we know this “honeymoon phase” won’t last. Soon enough cries of, ‘I’m bored” will be ringing in your ears.
“How do we make it through the summer without losing my sanity?”
Well, while I can’t exactly help with all of the issues in this one blog, I will give you a few tips to get your summer started smoothly.
Hopefully by setting the found
This morning I had a call from a mom who is struggling with her toddler's incessant whining.
We've all been there, sometimes we even start whining right back at our child. It's frustrating, but there are steps you can take.
The most important one is to remember this is a teachable moment and your child will learn from your reaction to their behavior. 1. Look for a pattern Is she tired or hungry? Is she bored while runnning errands with you? Finding a pattern will allow
Independence is something we all want our kids to have, but for some even the smallest things become a drama filled battle of wills. Does this scenario sound familiar....
Parent: "Can you please go clean your room?"
Child: (using a whining or pouting voice) "I just can't do it by myself, can you help me?"
If you've had this happen with your kids, then you're in the right place! I'm so excited to share these 4 steps to help you change this dynamic while encouraging posi
"My stepdaughter looked right at me and lied!"
Let's just put this out there...Most kids have gone through a phase of telling lies. As a parent you might panic, but hang tight and keep reading for strategies on dealing with this!
The first question most parents have when this happens is "Why would she lie?" We talk to our kids about the importance of being honest. We remind them that we want to be able to trust them, we even give them multiple chances to tell the truth,