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Go Stew in Your Own Juices


This is one of my favorite phrases because it means I’m not going to be responsible for my children’s messes or their bad attitudes. The more we let our kids solve their own problems, the

Go Stew in Your Own Juices2019-11-11T19:57:10+00:00

When a Child’s Frustration Spills Over


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


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


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


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