"My stepkids come into our bedroom all the time, even when I need some quiet time to work on my college classwork. How can I change things?"
This question was recently posed by a stepmom who adores her stepchildren but needs her bedroom to be a quiet spot for uninterrupted studying. I love that she wants to find a way to study while not making the kids feel shut out completely. My response is filled with strategies to help her find a balance between her little one wanting h
"Time out" is usually related to the correction of our child's misbehavior.
Sometimes life turns the tables on us... I will never forget the time our oldest, then 6, was mad at me after a particularly passionate power struggle and she told me to go to my room...and I DID!
Yep, I looked at my husband, told him I needed a minute, went to our room and closed the door. To be honest, I stayed for more than "a minute" and it was glorious!
I wasn't in the habit of letting our