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7 Simple Steps to Handle Any Parenting Situation

1. Listen. Pause and listen to your child before springing into action or firing back a response. This means zipping your lip, biting your tongue, and accepting that a little parental silence can go a long way. 2. Let your child know you “get it.” Validate your child by repeating back a bit of what he or she said, even...

Back to School Already? vs It’s time for School!

  Changing Your Mindset to be School Ready What do you and your family think of when it comes to summer? Do your minds run wild thinking about all the fun things you can do with friends and family. Are your children going to have a big sleep over, go on another vacation, or set a new world record of sleeping...

Taming The Beast – Social Media And Teens

Taming The Beast - Social Media And Teens Social media and Teens: the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. (Wikipedia) Sounds harmless enough, doesn't it? Sounds almost necessary and educational according to the above definition. As a parent, if I was asked to visually define social media, the...

10 Thing To Remember When Potty-Training

Ah, potty-training...  The horrible, looming task that hangs in the back of every parent's head from the day their child is born.  Everyone hears the horror stories and the tales of endless frustration.  There is unlimited literature on the subject, but still potty-training continues to frustrate parents (and their toddlers) all over the world. Relax.  It's just potty-training, after all....