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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Coping Toolbox
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!...

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Incentives are a MUST!
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...

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