Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the … [Read more...] about Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”
by Erin O'Keefe, Parent Coach and founder of The Intentional Parent: http:// www.theintentionalparent.orgWhat is positive parenting? I like to think of it as an overall way of being as a parent. It is a way of interacting with your family that promotes learning and teaching … [Read more...] about The Power of Positive Parenting
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?
Are you a pushover parent? Are you putty in your child’s manipulating hands? Changing your mind is quite different from caving in to wailing pleas from a child. In the beginning of my career as a Parents Anonymous parent I thought once I gave a decision that it was written … [Read more...] about PMS and Changing Consequences
I have been told that I am a strict parent, demanding my children to respect adults, inflicting laborious consequences for poor choices, and often taking away privileges for lengthy periods of time.You can imagine my surprise last Tuesday when my 11-year-old son and 9-year-old … [Read more...] about Parenting 101: Creative Discipline