Communication Fun! Come Play…
Communication Fun! Come Play…

Argh….it can be frustrating and heart-wrenching at all the same time when kids are defiant. We love them so much and want the best for them. “Why won’t they just calm down and listen to me??” I write those words from first hand...

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Teaching Our Kids to Regulate
Teaching Our Kids to Regulate

If you’ve been following our series on emotional regulation, it will come as no surprise that this post is focused on how to support children in using strategies to regulate their own emotions. This takes time, practice, and patience; yet...

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How to Stay Calm
How to Stay Calm

Recently I shared an article titled “Emotional Regulation” where we scratched the surface on what it means to be able to regulate our emotions. More importantly, we took some time to consider how our choices directly relate to...

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Emotional Regulation
Emotional Regulation

What exactly is emotional regulation? Simply stated, it is when one is able to regulate or stabilize their emotions. In other words: to remain calm enough to make positive choices. As adults we have to regulate automatically throughout the day...

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Not Listening
Not Listening

For good reason, we as parents are warned about the teenage years. For the purposes of this article, I’m putting you all on alert to the teenage years AND to the toddler years (for my boys it was age three)! All the ages in between apply...

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1, 2, 3 Strikes Plan
1, 2, 3 Strikes Plan

No, we aren’t talking about baseball. Although, baseball is a helpful reference here when speaking to your kids about their strikes. The 1, 2, 3 strikes policy that we use in our home helps us all to remain accountable for our actions and...

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Troubles with Toilet Training
Troubles with Toilet Training

You’ve tried it all! You have the fancy shmancy potty that sings to your child when they go, you’ve tried sticker charts, you’ve read books,  sang songs, you have the doll the poops and pees, you’ve provided positive...

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Anxiety in Children
Anxiety in Children

Experiencing anxiety during life is normal and sometimes beneficial to your child in order to help them make positive choices and stay safe. It is when worry or anxiety begins to create suffering for your children during more days than not that...

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Cut the Apron Strings
Cut the Apron Strings

 Letting Go When our children are born, we immediately and instinctively protect them. It is our job to do anything in our power to keep them safe and guard them from the world and the dangers it holds. But eventually, each of our children must...

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