Posted on January 28, 2013
When our children are speaking to us about all of the injustice they face, like having to clean up a mess or not getting a playdate, they will often use those lovely trigger words “always” and “never.”
You never let me have playdates!
I always have to do more work than her!
Posted on September 24, 2012
By now the novelty of the new classroom, new teacher, or new school may be wearing a bit thin. You might be experiencing anything from mild resistance and complaining to epic, blood-curdling protests. Or somewhere in between. You’re not alone!
Posted on May 12, 2012
I asked some of the amazing children I know some questions about mothers, and what I found gave me belly laughs and eyes filled with tears.
Ready? Here we go….
If you could give
Posted on March 29, 2012
Parents who want support on focus and attention tend to fall into two camps:
1) My child can’t sit still! She seems to have a hard time focusing on one thing at a time.
2) I can’t get my kid to transition from one thing to the next! He gets stuck in one task or activity, and can’t seem to move on without a big fight….
Posted on February 29, 2012
Posted on January 30, 2012
For many parents it’s a trigger issue. At the first sign of a less than truthful statement from their child, the panic sets in….
Posted on November 28, 2011
Many parents have expressed to me a desire to be more patient. They wonder how the other parents at the park seem to have it so “together” and I’m sure they never “lose it” when their child won’t get in the car seat. Other parents just seem to know “how to handle things like that” with more patience…
Posted on October 26, 2011
If there’s one thing all parents agree on, it’s that they find their child’s whining to be unpleasant. Our feelings about whining range from finding it uncomfortable and frustrating, to incredibly painful….worse than nails on a chalkboard.
Posted on September 26, 2011
When parents are working on supporting their children through a rough patch, an important part of the solution is making sure to connect with them. Along with other strategies, I always make sure to include this important piece. If you’re asking your child to try hard to manage or erase a behavior, it’s important they are all “fueled up”
Posted on August 31, 2011
This usually means we wish they would make something easier for us; like putting their shoes on without fuss, diving into homework without hassle, or going to bed without needing to be re-settled again and again.
But what does “act your age” really mean?