When you are really listening and trying to understand your children it is important to guard against some of the things that seem to come naturally when you are trying to help. Often when our children express their fears, hurts, and anger, we rush in to “fix things”... It is … [Read more...] about Three Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything!
Why Kids Argue And How Parents Can Stop It!
"My kids argue constantly with me and it is driving me crazy! No matter what I say they have to have the last word!” Sound familiar? Nothing pushes a parent’s buttons more than an argumentative child. I actually had a parent tell me one time, “I would pay a million dollars if … [Read more...] about Why Kids Argue And How Parents Can Stop It!
Embracing Your Child’s Spirit
Recently my grandson, Zach, age 11, announced he wanted to be an alligator wrangler! Although I am mindful to respect his journey as his own and make it a point to encourage him to experience all he desires in life, this one gave me pause.It is one thing when your child says he … [Read more...] about Embracing Your Child’s Spirit
Flexibility is a Parent’s Best Tool!
We hear it all of the time...parents are frustrated! To gain more insight, I recently did an informal survey of 10 parents asking them to recall a specific situation with their children that had left them feeling frustrated.Their frustration with their children, ages 2 yrs. old … [Read more...] about Flexibility is a Parent’s Best Tool!
Bullying…Everyone is a Victim
I hear from parents of children who are victims of bullying at an alarming rate. They are looking for insight, advice and suggestions to help their children.There is nothing new about bullying. Ask anyone who has completed their school years and you will hear story after story of … [Read more...] about Bullying…Everyone is a Victim