Gender roles are often in the news but I wonder if we are talking about it enough with spouses and children.Back in May I discussed child discipline and child abuse with a fellow blogger in Scotland after my article Reporting My Husband to CPS Not Once— But Twice. He enjoyed … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Raising Gender-Able Children
What can do you do when a toddler is constantly underfoot in the kitchen?With two-year-old Chelsey, before I came to Parents Anonymous, I really had no idea what I should do. When I was using a razor to slice frozen meats for Chinese dishes, I was concerned that she would … [Read more...] about Danger: Toddlers Underfoot In The Kitchen
Parents in my Parents Anonymous Group often discussed bribery and rewards but many confused the two. What exactly is the difference and why does it matter?HINT: Bribes are not planned beforehand and parents are pressured in the moment; rewards are usually planned by the … [Read more...] about Bribery And Rewards: What’s The Difference?
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