“There is not one good thing I can say about my child!” Parents in my Parents Anonymous group heard this more than once from exasperated parents, (blush) me included. We all may have different reasons for the situation like being over-scheduled, being tired or exhausted. I … [Read more...] about Positive and Negative Moods
Here are a few don’ts that found their way onto my easy parenting list; some came from the Freehold Parents Anonymous Group members and one came from Chelsey – who felt we were too strict (A sure sign of good parenting!). Don’t Correct Children in Front of Others Correcting … [Read more...] about Easy Parenting Part III – The Don’ts List
“Stroking” is something that one of our Parents Anonymous facilitator mentioned often to members. It is such a simple thing, really, but something we may not think of too often. Stroking is a powerful tool that can potentially turn around moods and attitudes between people and … [Read more...] about Stroking: What It Is and How It Works
Maybe you know this scenario: you can’t stop today but your child wants to make sure they don’t miss out on an opportunity for fun, “We can go there the next time? Do you promise?” You already feel guilty but a two-bit carnival is not high on your list of priorities and it looks … [Read more...] about Promise Me— No Promises
Allowance is a fantastic way to teach kids about money, and money management. It gives them the opportunity to make some financial decisions for themselves. It also helps them learn the value of money. Money seems to grow on trees when it is someone else's, but when it is yours, … [Read more...] about How Much Allowance is the Right Amount?