Behavior

Every day feels like a power struggle.  Every day, you tell your kid to do something and no matter what, they refuse.  They scream.  They tantrum. This is a common scenario.  You won’t see it happen in other families because it usually happens at home so you feel like you are the only one going […]

When we wake up in the morning, we aren’t thinking, “Hey, I’d love to pay the bills today!”  Same thing with toddlers.  They aren’t consciously thinking, “Hey, I’m gonna scream for 20 minutes today to get my way!” But just like paying the bills is our job, throwing a tantrum is a toddler’s job.  They […]

When parents are picking their battles, the annoying but not actually bad behavior is one that usually gets ignored.  And if you have bigger fish to fry, then that is a good idea.  If, however, you have gotten a lot of the bigger stuff under control, you are seeing better behavior in your kids and […]

Before I traveled with young kids, I was deathly afraid of traveling with young children and couldn’t understand why anyone would do it. I remember reading pieces like Don’t bring your child on a plane or Leave your kid at home next time But another thing stuck with me as well.  When I was young, single […]

Using literature to deal with issues is one of the easiest ways to approach just about any subject and it comes with the added benefit of increasing literacy skills.   When someone experiences a feeling, they feel validated when they realize that others are experiencing the exact same feeling.  So when you read about children […]

Disappointment and failure are two things that you want your child to avoid at all costs as they are growing up. Just kidding! We all know that having a perfect rosy life isn’t possible and probably isn’t the ideal either and yet we try to provide that for our children; to their detriment. Let’s start […]