You have probably been down this road a few times. Your child has something, the iPad, a lollipop, their favorite toy, and they act out or do something they aren’t supposed to do. What do we often do, we take away whatever it is that they have. A likely response from a child is … [Read more...] about Give that Back!
Halloween is when the first inklings of holiday music appear but Thanksgiving is the true ready-set-go that unleashes the December frenzy. Many parents feel powerless to do anything but go with the status quo flow.Long before families tire of turkey leftovers, children begin … [Read more...] about Gratitude Paradox: Teaching What Works
“You did it – it is your fault!”Many claim credit for positive things that occur; cleaning the bathroom mirror, feeding the dog or finding the answer to the riddle on page nine but nobody lays claim to anything negative.“I didn’t leave the milk sitting out!” “Those paper … [Read more...] about Blame & Shame
My grandmother Mur used to say, “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” and she was right.This past weekend I came up with a new way to do my work that will save me time. I was so pleased with myself that I thought about my father and wished he could see what I have … [Read more...] about Chores: Let Kids Do What Works
If you want your children to adjust to a new baby, there are some specific areas you have to be careful about, and some specific things you can do. The following are five tips for helping older siblings adjust to life with baby:1. Plan for baby. The more you plan the better … [Read more...] about I’m A Big Brother! Adjusting to a New Baby