When we move so quickly and expect our children to meet our fast pace, the result is that we lose patience, compassion, and connection.
Family Meetings: A Blueprint for Raising Cooperative, Kind, and Capable Kids
Family Meetings: a weekly touchpoint that will serve children for life.
Parenting Advice for 2021: Do Less, and Do it Less Well
If you have 2021 resolutions, that’s wonderful! Write them down and then, cut it in half. And then permit yourself to take “turtle steps.”
How small tweaks in language can make a big difference in cooperation – a video demonstration
In this video, I demonstrate a simple and effective tool that not only invites better cooperation, but it also teaches long-term life skills and helps children develop self-efficacy (belief in self) and self-discipline.
An Essential Tool for When You “Lose It” With Your Kids
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.
Coping with Back-to-School Uncertainty
Will children go back to school and if so, how? Will we feel confident in their safety if they do? Will we ever know for sure what the Fall of 2020 will look like until we get there? How to cope with back to school uncertainty.
Lighten Your Load with the 4 D’s
Imagine that you’re standing in front of a beautiful buffet. It all looks so appealing and delicious. You keep adding different foods onto your plate and as you walk away you see something else that looks delicious so you add that, too. You think it will be wonderful and at first it is. But if you eat everything on your … Read More
Surviving School Closures in the wake of COVID-19
Coronavirus’ exponential spread is affecting everyone. The business world seemed to understand the implications first by announcing work-from-home mandates. Schools across the country are now following suit, leaving working parents in quite a pickle. We are being asked to be a professional, parent, and teacher all at once and all at home. That’s a pretty tall order; especially with young children … Read More
Getting on the same parenting page with your partner
Do you and your partner have different parenting styles? If so, you’re in good company. It comes up all the time and I mean all the time: “How do my partner and I get onto the same parenting page?” One parent is too kind and the other too firm, and they push each other, ever farther to extremes, by compensating … Read More
A Parenting Class Made Me A Better Manager (and Parent)
I’m pleased to share this message from guest-blogger Adam Fishman, a participant in my parenting classes, and VP of Growth Marketing @Patreon. A brief moment of calm in between the chaos. “Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?” — Jane Nelsen, author of … Read More