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-based ways to diffuse and decrease power struggles in your home!
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 things we can do to free our boys and men from social constructs of man up, toughen up, and dry up.
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.
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 shame, we won't notice when they get triggered. We'll just act them out onto our children, passing sham...
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 behaviors are more exasperating. Here's why, plus 4 tips to help your child's nervous system regulate amid...
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.
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.
Our Children May Be Self-Centered, But They Aren't Selfish
Every time our child snatches a toy or melts down or forgets to say “thank you,” we worry our children will grow to be disrespectful, which motivates us to teach the lesson. But when we understand brain development, we can approach these situat...
Sixteen-Year-Old's Poem on Being A Man Challenges Definitions of Masculinity
Sixteen-year-old Simar Singh shares his poem "How To Be A Man" to shine light on what happens when we tell young boys it is wrong, unsafe, and weak to feel. He challenges the s...
5 Powerful Phrases To Say To Children That Boost Brain Development
Our words have the power to build up our children, nurture and guide them. They also have the power to cripple, shrink, and wound. It is these 5 phrases, spoken by well-intended parents, that tend to miss the mark on paving pathways for self-di...
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