We already know that lecturing a child does not always get the desired response. Sometimes it is not what you say but it may be how you say it.While my girls were young I learned about rewording messages to the girls so that they would understand and comply with requests. I … [Read more...] about It’s Not What You Say— It’s How You Say It
When parents buy a toy for their children, we have visions of happy, smiling children enjoying the toy. Ideally, all the children in one family will share toys, especially if it would be too expensive to buy one for each child. Too often though, children end up fighting over the … [Read more...] about Stop Children’s Fighting Over Toys
"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!
Parents have many decisions ahead of them when babies grow into young children: vegan or meat, car or van, spanking or non-violence.When any parent chooses to use corporal punishment it makes sense for them to have a goal in mind. The usual goal might be to teach the … [Read more...] about Choosing Corporal Punishment
Attending my Parents Anonymous group was the best thing I could have done for my daughters Chelsey and Katie. All the parenting I learned from my own parents about was either wrong or illegal. I just did not want to treat my girls the way I had been treated as a child. Having … [Read more...] about A Child’s Mistake: Holding a Grudge