Positive Parenting

This question was asked last week and I had to smile because it is the best question I have ever heard.   I feel like this question sums up parenting in a nutshell.  What is the line between holding a limit and being firm versus letting things go and not stressing about everything? Unfortunately for all […]

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 […]

Every single night is the same thing.  Fussing, crying, no sleeping and frustration up the wooha. Is there any way out of this cycle? Yes! Here are some steps to bedtime peace: Be consistent with your schedule Create a routine Problem solve Get dad involved Unplug Let’s start with being consistent with your schedule: You’ve […]

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 […]