Learning to recognize when we’ve lost our cool and then take steps to calm down before reacting is one of the most important lessons I learned (and am still practicing!) from Positive Discipline.
Every Fall, about a week or two before my kids start school again, we have a “back to school conversation.” When my children were younger (up to around 4th or 5th grade), parents set bedtimes and wake times and then together with our kids, we brainstormed morning and bedtime routines and created routine charts to stay on track. Learn more … Read More
Most parents have experienced the “morning from hell” more often than they care to admit. I don’t even have to describe it — I’m that certain you know what I’m talking about. When I say good-bye to my kids after that kind of morning, I’m left with that terrible, icky, dark cloud lurking over my head for the next several … Read More
About a week ago, I found myself feeling unsettled and anxious about the coming of a new school year. My son will start high school this month which presents all sorts of new emotional and logistical issues, I lost my carpool partner for my two younger daughters, and I had a lot of questions about what the extracurricular schedule would look like. … Read More
As summer comes to a close, it’s time for another huge transition in our children’s lives: a new school year. Some kids handle this transition with ease. Others don’t! And most all kids need some help with transitions: from bed to school, from school to home, from play to work, from awake to sleep, etc. The transition from summer to school is a … Read More