A Guide to Building Relationships with Our Teens
When our children are young, they do most of the bidding for connection. As they grow older and there is more peer influence, we often find roles reve
Why Do Parents Spank?
To advocate for the children who fall subject to corporal punishment, perhaps we must witness the inner child of the punisher. Here are 4 reasons why
We Often Think Our Kids Are Manipulating Us But Are We Manipulating Them?
We often feel like our children are manipulating us yet research shows that willful manipulation is a function of higher brain regions that are still
3 Ways To Meet Your Child's Needs For Attachment And Authenticity
When a parent habitually removes affection or acceptance from a child as a means of coercing compliance, the child is forced into codependency or rebe
3 Tools For Parenting A Strong-Willed Child
Learning to decode your fierce child’s behavior is key to reducing power struggles and increasing connection. Here are 3 tools for parenting a strong-
What To Say To A Parent Who Just Lost A Child
The unfortunate truth is that the majority of women feel shame, self-blame, and guilt after a pregnancy loss. While you cannot take away the pain, you
6 Simple Ways To Diffuse Power Struggles With Your Toddler
We cannot raise independent, assertive, and strong-willed adults if we force them to be passive, pliable, and obedient children. Here are 6 connection
I Sent Myself To The Calming Corner And My Child Learned To Regulate Emotions
Time-Ins are an opportunity for us adults to re-connect with our inner child and learn the skills of emotional regulation so that we can then model an
What To Do When Positive Parenting Isn't Working
Sometimes parents say that positive parenting “isn’t working” for them, and when that is the case, it’s important to explore why before giving up. Her
7 Parts Of The Parenting Pie
At its core, parenting is about relationships, and in our search for the perfect discipline tricks, we've lost sight of that. Here are 7 pieces to the
Two Words That Soothe A Child’s Heart
Our connection matters. Our children feel it. They need it. They need to know that, no matter what transpired today, no matter what was said, no matte
Parenting as an Introvert is Hard. Here's One Thing That Keeps Me Sane.
When you can't create more time alone for yourself, supercharge your time to bask in your internal refuge with this tool.
3 Simple Tools To Gain Cooperation From Your Child
When it comes to getting your child to listen, tricks and bribes only go so far. Eventually, your kids will wise up to them, and because these tactics
Helping Your Kids Process Tragic News
In different ways, we will have conversations with our children about the tragedy that took place in Uvalde. As we do so, we can follow some of these
The Effects of Spanking on the Spanker
8 ways spanking affects the parent or person giving the spanking
A Guide For Gentle Parents: When Family Is Disrespectful To Your Child
We have all been there. Family who doesn’t agree with your parenting style, who uses fear and shame to push obedience for their convenience. Those who
Do You Have the Courage to Imperfect?
Embracing your imperfect self, your imperfect children, and your imperfect life is an uncomfortable, vulnerable step to take. Here are some tips for m
How to Become a Cycle-Breaking Parent in 4 Steps
Unlike many of our parents who repressed, denied, ignored, or shamed their own feelings, resulting in abusive explosions and emotional neglect, becomi
My Child Morphed! What To Do When Big Emotions And Behaviors Take Over.
Is it just me or does something happen to our children when they turn three, four and five? Like all of the sudden emotions are more potent and behavi
Am I Raising A Pathological Liar?
Worried you are raising a pathological liar? You are not alone. Not only is some degree of lying normal for children, but it is a healthy sign of thei
Your Child's Misbehavior Is A Distress Call. How You Answer Matters.
Misbehavior is really a way of saying “I need help” when the words will not come. We wouldn’t answer “I need help” with “you’re in big trouble.” We’d
Stop Saying, "He's Mean To You Because He Likes You"
"He's mean to you because he likes you" is a harmful message that perpetuates the cycle of bullying and program
Growing Beautiful Orchids - Helping Sensitive Children Thrive
If you’ve been graced with an orchid child, here are three tips for helping them grow into their magnificence.
10 Magical Outcomes to Dropping Your Expectations
We subconsciously believe that if our children are misbehaving, then we did
Words Matter: Adjusting Popular Books and Songs to Align with Positive Parenting Strategies
Our words matter. Children receive messages from all around them and this includes the books, songs, and stories we share with them. Sometimes those m
3 Effective Ways to Create a Peaceful Home Life
Want to create a home with less yelling, power struggles, and chaos - a home that has more peace? Then these are your three ingredients.
Tuning Into Your Own Voice With 3 Simple Tools
These 3 simple practices will help you learn to lean into your own voice, and with time and practice, you’ll be able to discern it above all oth
Reclaiming Authenticity Through Self-Love
A mama shares a poem about shedding old narratives and expectations so that she can be her authentic self, and in doing so, her six-year-old son is em
An Improv Game To Address Bullying Behavior
Is there a way to play an improv game that encourages a productive conversation about bullying behavior? The answer is yes. We have it for you h
Santa and The Elf On The Shelf Are Magical Until Used For Behavior Modification
Our words matter, and when we sing songs and play along with the notion that “you better be good... you better not cry. I’m telling you why” — aka you
The Blessing of Now
One mother's car ride home transformed a 'to do' list into deep, profound gratitude.
Is My Child Too Old To Use A Calming Space?
How do you use a Calming Space with kids beyond the toddler stage? Here are 5 tips.
Breaking Multi-Generational Shame Cycles
No one is born ashamed. It is a learned, self-conscious emotion. And, often, it is multi-generational. If we aren't aware of our own tendencies to sha
Why Being a Sensitive Parent is a Good Thing
I am a highly sensitive parent, and here is why it is a good thing. Plus 5 sanity-saving tips for fellow parents who are sensitive, too.
Want Your Child to Sleep Better? Do this.
A new study concluded that almost half of children in the United States don’t get the recommended nine hours, and their lack of sleep is negatively im
This mama uses a poem to capture her experience of telling her son about his sister ... "What happened, mama? Why didn’t she come home? ... Her body l
Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys
Forcing boys to repress their emotions is quite literally killing them, leaving lasting mental and physical health implications. Here are 4 thin
Time-In ToolKit Helps Mom Realize: My Son's Behavior Is Normal And Healthy
This mom feared something was wrong with her three-year-old child. And then she realized that his behavior was a sign of healthy brain development.
Feeding The Senses Helps Regulate Emotions: Part 1
Learn about your child's sensory system and how dysregulation leads to big emotions. Here are some tools to alert or calm your kiddo's nervous system
Mama Of Two Neurodiverse Sons Uses ToolKit To Nurture Their Unique Minds
This mom uses the Time-In ToolKit to help her neurodiverse sons manage big emotions and behaviors.
They Saw A Bratty Kid, But That Wasn't The Whole Story
What they saw was a bratty child. A clingy child. A spoiled child. And underneath it all, they saw a mother who wasn’t doing it
To My Girlfriends, I Will Be Back
I know it feels like I disappeared since Motherhood. I am not ignoring you. I am doing my best, and I will be back.
Am I The Only Mom Who Does This?
As parents, we can feel alone, isolated, and buy into many of the parenting myths that lay on the guilt or leave us feeling less than enough.
Social worker and mom uses yoga and positive affirmations to heal herself and her family
One mom shares how she uses her training in social work and yoga to heal herself, her family, and her community.
Peaceful Parenting Tips: How To Do Time-Ins
This video is for anyone who has ever struggled with parenting (all of us), for those who are working to respond to their children instead of reacting
Why This Four-Year-Old's Video On Skin Color Needs To Go Viral
As an African American woman married to a white man, Ebony and her husband Michael have made it their mission to teach their four-year-old son, Max, a
Teacher's Biggest Concerns About Returning To School Post COVID-19
We asked teachers across the nation what their biggest concerns were regarding returning back to school, and this is what they told us.
School to Prison Pipeline: New Bill to Diminish Willful Defiance Suspensions
With efforts to keep children in school and out of the school-to-prison pipeline, teachers and administrators within California school districts
Foster Families Are Making It Safe For Kids to Feel
One foster family shares how they are managing emotions on a daily basis in raising their five children.