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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...

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...

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...

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,...

How Overwhelmed Moms Can Get a Little Space

How Overwhelmed Moms Can Get a Little Space Photo by Pixabay from Pexels You can probably feel it coming. That particular combination of tone of voice and sudden amped up energy that gets your mom-sense tingling. There’s a tantrum about to happen. Can you feel your...

How Parents Can Overcome Negative Bias

How Parents Can Overcome Negative Bias Photo by Jukan Tateisi on Unsplash Has this ever happened to you? Its bedtime, you are all settled in and tired, ready to get some rest, when your brain fires up and proceeds to review all the crap from the day? Your brain gets...

Bring Your A Game: Appreciation vs Gratitude

Bring Your A Game: Appreciation vs Gratitude Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash Iknow you’ve heard the advice to be grateful and to keep a gratitude journal. You may have even really tried for a while. Most of the people I talk to tell me that they try to be...

6 Steps to Weathering Meltdowns

6 Steps to Weathering Meltdowns Photo by Nihat from Pexels When our children get upset and lose control we usually experience some big feelings too. Perhaps their meltdown triggers our defensiveness (“there’s no reason to be so upset”), or maybe we feel guilty or sad...

Helping Kids With Big Feelings

Helping Kids With Big Feelings Photo by Ba Phi from Pexels We are at the doctor’s office for a well check up. I’m sitting on the rug on the floor, my son in my lap, he’s yelling and kicking his feet, his big feelings currently in charge of his actions. The doctor is...