As adults, we all know that stress is a normal part of life. Coping with stress encompasses a skill set that most kids learn through observing their parents. The skills necessary to cope with life are the same for adults as for children.
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You want to be heard by your kid, and your kid wants to be heard by you…is that even possible? As the parent, you can set the tone of the discussion, and if you do it right, odds are better that both sides get heard.
What a terrible, unnecessary tragedy parents and kids are facing in Newtown Connecticut. As parents try to help their kids understand and cope with with their experience, I would like to offer a few suggestions that might help.
It’s natural and quite common to pay more attention to your kids when they’re being unruly and not paying attention to you. In fact, you may find it’s easy to ignore them when they’re going about their business and doing what they are supposed to be doing.
How to Reward Children for Good Decisions This is the 3rd article in a 6 part series on how to create good decision makers in our kids. In article #1, we talked about Creating Choices In article #2 we talked about Providing Clear Guidelines Today we’ll discuss: Rewarding Your Kids’ Good Decisions. Sometimes, children do […]
Many young children who make poor decisions do so because they weren’t sure about the rules, or were responding to the chaos around them. The rules and choices might be clear to you, but you can’t assume your child understands these choices clearly.
“Free Play”—two of my favorite words in the English language, put together!
To a child, free play is so crucial, not because it in fact builds character and is necessary for social, cognitive and emotional development, but because it’s FUN!
What is Free Play?
As a parent strategist, my aim is to help parents, who are ready to set aside power struggles with kids who are driving them crazy, learn simple and effective ways to make family life a whole lot better.
I want to help parents who are tired of meltdowns, tantrums and kid who defy, ignore, fail to cooperate or follow through on their commitments
Getting your kid to talk to you about a problem can be challenging, especially if they are being bullied.
You feel frustrated that your kid won’t share what’s going on and you can’t help him/her with the problem. You may even fear for his/her safety.
What is an effective way to encourage your kid to talk about problems?
As a Parent Strategist I realize that all kids are not created the same, and all parents are not created the same. Each one has their own individual challenges in the “family” scenario.
It is my mission to honor children and empower parents