Many times, we want our kids not only to obey us, but to understand why they should obey us—and we spend way too much effort trying to get them on the same page as us.
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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
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
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
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
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
All kids have public displays of temper tantrums. With practice, you can cure your child of throwing a fit most of the time when out in public. This week’s video provides some key tips on
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.
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