Problem solving

Bed time not working? Problem solve!  Leaving the house takes forever?  Problem solve!  Kids want the same toy? Problem solve!  You don’t have enough snack? Problem solve! Problem solving is an essential skill for life so how young can a child learn this skill and how in the world do we teach it?   Amazingly enough, […]


Parents fall into traps all the time.  Unfortunately, it is part of parenting.  This is an easy trap to get out of and possibly one of the most important ones.  Have you ever caught yourself saying the following in front of your kids? “He’s my difficult kid.” “She won’t eat anything.” “He never listens.” “I […]

Boulder parent consulting

Temper tantrums can be a parent’s nightmare as well as an essential learning opportunity for toddlers. Erik Erikson wrote about the different developmental stages that we go through in life.  He said that for children 1 1/2 to 3 years of age, they are in the “Autonomy versus Shame or Doubt” stage. So, each child […]