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Halting the Helicopter Blades


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


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


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


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!


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

Toddler Bucket of Sass


Why are we so shocked with a toddler or preschooler suddenly begins to actively defy our instruction? Because it’s at that moment when we usually realize for the first time that our child is his

Toddler Bucket of Sass2019-10-09T20:06:41+00:00

Slaying the Whiny Monster


What is it about a whiny child that can drive anyone insane? This week’s question comes from a mom of a whining 6-year-old boy. She’s desperate to change his tone but is having no luck.

Slaying the Whiny Monster2019-08-26T23:08:17+00:00

Should You Force Sports?


We should push our kids but not too much when it comes to extracurricular activities. Giving a child or teen an “out” is also advisable. Watch this video for more tips on how to navigate

Should You Force Sports?2019-09-30T16:02:22+00:00