Even a Child Knows…

The most incredible and insightful thought came from my 6 year old tonight. One of the best places to have off-the-cuff conversations with your kids is during bedtime. This time is beat only by car rides. There is something magical about car rides. Kids tend to blurt out their thoughts […] Read more »

Become Part of Our Group!

Become Part of Our Group! Raising kids is a super hard part of life, but it can also be the most rewarding part! When our children don’t listen, throw tantrums, or act out, its nice to know what to do AND have support while doing it! Join our closed Facebook […] Read more »

What is a Behavior Trigger and Why is it Important?

What is a Behavior Trigger? A trigger is a thought or a situation that leads to undesirable behavior choices. Most commonly, we find that triggers are caused by something in the surrounding environment or by another person’s actions. When we can figure out what thoughts and/or situations trigger our children […] Read more »

7 Simple Ways to Show Your Kids How Much You Love Them

Love is the MOST important part of raising kids. Showing our kids how much we love them has endless positive results. Our kids are much more likely to thrive at home and in school, show respect, and are eager to learn from us when raised with unconditional love. Show them […] Read more »

Response Infographic

How to Respond to an Emotional Child Children of all ages experience a range of feelings just as adults do. However, they need us to teach and show them how to express themselves appropriately. There are a whole bunch of possible interventions to meet a child’s needs when struggling with […] Read more »

Consistency is Everything!

No one thought about parenting this way before their kids were born. I don’t think many of us thought it would be so hard. It’s human nature to want to take the easy way out…sometimes. We all know that parenting is hard. When you use positive discipline and raise your […] Read more »

Coping Toolbox

Jen thought it couldn’t be done. She thought her daughter was destined to always have conflict with others because she couldn’t control her emotions. And at home? Wow, it was even worse. When things didn’t go her way, watch out! There was yelling, screaming, refusal, and even some hitting. Jen […] Read more »

Incentives are a MUST!

I have met countless people over the years who frown upon incentives being used to get children to behave well. Children are being bribed for doing what they should do anyway. “Children should automatically behave and respect their elders”, they say. I am sorry (not really) to report that this is […] Read more »

How to Use Consequences

“She doesn’t care!” That was the main problem presented to me by one of my clients. We’ll call her Jane. “When I speak, she doesn’t care. It’s like talking to a wall unless I’m up close and yelling. That’s when she finally does what I ask her to do”, Jane […] Read more »

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 experiences with my own kids along with […] Read more »