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When a Child’s Frustration Spills Over

2019-11-11T16:29:55+00:00

We’ve forgotten as a society that children are drama factories, and often blow things way out of proportion. Sometimes, those kids express violent thoughts concerning themselves, such as wanting to die. This mom wonders how

When a Child’s Frustration Spills Over2019-11-11T16:29:55+00:00

How to Start Chores

2019-11-11T16:20:56+00:00

A mom wakes up to realize she’s been doing entirely too much around the house and that it’s time for her three young children to step up in the chore department. Her question revolves around

How to Start Chores2019-11-11T16:20:56+00:00

Don’t Get Me Involved

2019-11-11T19:40:51+00:00

Most moms are over-involved in their children's lives, but that's not healthy for mom or kids. Don't get me involved encourages kids to solve their own problems. In this week’s video, I talk about why

Don’t Get Me Involved2019-11-11T19:40:51+00:00

Halting the Helicopter Blades

2019-09-18T20:29:08+00:00

We all want to protect our children, but we need to take care that our actions don’t overstep and become micromanagement. The easiest way to derail your parenting is to become a helicopter parent. In

Halting the Helicopter Blades2019-09-18T20:29:08+00:00

Managing One-on-One Time

2019-11-11T16:34:28+00:00

Kids need attention, especially from mom and dad. But we often don’t know how much attention is appropriate because some kids desire 24/7 attention from a parent while some kids don’t crave much interaction at

Managing One-on-One Time2019-11-11T16:34:28+00:00

The Victory of Failure

2019-09-18T20:14:53+00:00

How can failure be a victory? Simply this: Children need to experience pain and discomfort in order to properly negotiate life. In this video, I give parents five easy ways to step back and let

The Victory of Failure2019-09-18T20:14:53+00:00

Dawdling in the Morning

2019-08-26T21:53:09+00:00

Trying to prod a child to hurry is like trying to herd cats—it’s a thankless, nearly impossible job! This week’s question comes from a mom whose five-year-old is taking his sweet time in the mornings…and

Dawdling in the Morning2019-08-26T21:53:09+00:00

Watch Out!

2019-09-18T20:03:52+00:00

Knowing what our children are doing at any given moment is part of a parent’s job. Yes, we can’t watch our children 24/7, but when we’re out in public, we should be attuned enough to

Watch Out!2019-09-18T20:03:52+00:00