One of the biggest challenges the parents I’m connected with say they face is being present when they are with their child.  This is an area that I have studied in depth because I believe PRESENCE to be super important to my relationship with….
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When you make the wise decision to quit spanking, it doesn’t take long before the questions arise.  “What am I going to do instead of spanking?  I can’t just let my child get away with murder.  I don’t want to be a permissive parent. ….
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There are so many reasons to give your child choices.  Depending on your parenting style, you may or may not be apt to do so.  Either way, you can train yourself to become intentional about making sure your child has plenty of choice in….
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Maya Angelou wisely said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  This statement has so much insight.  This thought is a sensible affirmation to apply in….
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Your teenager’s behavior does not have to be a mystery to you. The basics of teenage brain development are worth understanding.  After infancy, the brain’s most dramatic growth spurt occurs during adolescence which typically describes ages 13-19.  All of this change in the teenage….
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Santa brought our boys Maltipoos for Christmas.  Yes, they EACH got a puppy.  Many parents ask me how it is going and whether or not I recommend getting a puppy for a toddler and preschooler.  What parents want me to tell them is if….
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How much thought have you given to the research on self-fulfilling prophecy? This research can be significant in your parenting.  You see, we buy into a story.  How we live and the decisions we make in our life are a result of the story….
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Before I became a mom I would hear the moms at my jobs discussing their kids’ pooping problems.  I remember being repulsed and feeling sympathy for their child.  I couldn’t believe these moms would discuss their child’s private matters with each other.  Once I….
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Mom.  I have to ask, do you have a playlist that you can turn to when Mom’in gets hard?  When you need a pick me up? On days you need calm or energy?  When you need to change your mindset to an optimistic one?….
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