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Why Your Kid is Laughing When You Mean Business

Why Your Kid is Laughing When You Mean Business Photo by kazuend on Unsplash Some years ago my mother and my aunt were sitting next to each other at the funeral of an elderly relative. Both were crying and sniffling. My aunt picked up her purse and started rummaging...

Angry at Your Own Kid? Here’s Where to Start.

Angry at Your Own Kid? Here’s Where to Start. Photo by Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez from Pexels In this time of social distancing because of Covid 19 it’s hard to get much space for yourself. Your roles have suddenly morphed into something completely different...

Anatomy of a Meltdown

Anatomy of a Meltdown Photo by Lucas Pezeta from Pexels We’ve all seen it, when our child (or preferably someone else’s child) is having a meltdown. The crying, screaming, uncontrollable physical and emotional outbursts triggered by overwhelm and made worse if the...

The Secret to Keeping Your Cool When Your Child is Acting Out

The Secret to Keeping Your Cool When Your Child is Acting Out Photo by Allen Taylor on Unsplash I am going to tell you something and you may not like it. There is no secret to keeping your cool when your kid is acting out. There is a way to do it but it’s not a...

The Story You Tell Yourself Matters

The Story You Tell Yourself Matters Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels You know that running monologue you have in your head? The one that keeps track of everyone’s appointments, lists off all of the things you are wishing for, and, depending on the day, dishes...

What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Close to Your Child

What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Close to Your Child Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels Today I was talking with another mom (via text message because social distancing because Covid 19). She said to me “the kids are outside right now, I don’t even want...

Help Your Child Develop Resiliency to Setbacks

Help Your Child Develop Resiliency to Setbacks Photo by Michal Vrba on Unsplash Yesterday on the way home from school my son started crying. He tearfully told me his teacher forgot to give him back a toy she had been holding for him and that he needed it right now....

What to do When You Mess Up in Front of Your Kid

What to do When You Mess Up in Front of Your Kid Photo by Ryan Franco on Unsplash The other day I flopped down on the couch to relax and immediately jumped back up in pain. I had landed on one of those little plastic building blocks, I know you know the ones I mean,...

The Simple Magic of Feelings Validation

The Simple Magic of Feelings Validation Photo by fauxels from Pexels What if I told you there is a super simple tool you can use that would help your child be able to appropriately express and manage her feelings? If you knew this simple technique would boost your...

Develop a Growth Mindset With One Tiny Word

Develop a Growth Mindset With One Tiny Word Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels “I can’t do it” she whines. “It’s too hard. I don’t know how“. If you’ve ever heard your kids say this you know it can be heartbreaking. They want so badly to figure something out and...