4 Ways To Get Your Child To Calm Down
What if I told you that the key to fewer meltdowns in your home was not to suppress them but to let them happen?
7 Ways to Stop Disrespectful Behavior
Disrespectful behavior is a normal response for an underdeveloped, reactive brain. Our response to this normal behavior, however, will determine whether a negative cycle ensues or our relationship is strengthened. When you must choose between showing...
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 matter what was spilled or knocked over or broken or uttered, we are good.
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 say, “I can help. Here I am.” Answer the distress call. This is where true change begins.
3 Powerful Ways Parents Can Break The Cycle Of Emotional Wounding
Want to react to your children less with yelling, lecturing, and punitive measures - to parent differently than you were parented? This is how we break the cycle.
Consequences For When My Child Misbehaves
We all want to raise kind and empathetic humans. And when our children fail to pick up their toys, do their homework, or listen to our requests, our instinct is to issue a consequence. But what type of consequences work?
How To Rediscover Emotions That Were Suppressed In Childhood
Sometimes all that we need is a safe place to feel, except we don’t know how to feel a full spectrum of emotions because we were taught not to, and even if we did feel, we lack the language to communicate those feelings. Here's how to change th...
What Can I Do When I Feel Triggered By My Kids?
Why do we feel triggered when our kids do that thing they do, and what tools do we have to keep us from meeting their immaturity with our own? Here are 3 preventive tips and 4 tools for in the heat of the moment.