Bossy Kids

Bossy kids Do you know that this can actually be a good thing? Yep! Kids who show bossy behavior are in a great place to advocate for their needs and wants. They can even stand up for other kids. The trick to making this work, is to teach them...

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Positive Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk Its more than saying good things. Its more than feeling good about yourself. Its more than a few good thoughts. Positive self-talk is about a lifestyle. A way of living that gives you a positive mindset. When we use positive...

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Reward or Not to Reward….
Reward or Not to Reward….

Reward or Not to Reward… The number of conflicting articles on this topic are quite popular. Just a simple search will result in many opinions on the benefits of rewarding kids along with plenty listing detriments. Regardless of the...

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Over-Tired Kids: YIKES!

How to Handle Your Overtired School-Aged Child It’s easy to tell when babies and toddlers are tired. They get fussy, yawn, and rub their eyes a lot. But as your kid gets bigger and goes off to school with her backpack and lunch box every day, it...

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Importance of Sleep
Importance of Sleep

Why Sleep is so Important for Your School-Aged Child Sleep is something most parents wish they got enough of. But what about our kids? Are they sleeping enough? Chances are that they aren’t. Most kids go to bed much later than they should and...

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Even a Child Knows…
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...

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Become Part of Our Group!
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...

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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...

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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...

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