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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Defiant Kids
Defiant Kids

Just about everyone who has kids or who comes into contact with kids could tell a story or two about defiance. Sometimes these stories make us laugh, sometimes they make us angry; but mostly I see adults becoming frustrated when a child is being...

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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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Pay Now or Pay Later
Pay Now or Pay Later

When Will You Pay? Pay now or pay later – Its your choice! Life is full of choices and If you choose to follow my advice, you will “pay now” as you parent your children. And despite how it sounds, be happy if your...

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Hitting the RESET button!
Hitting the RESET button!

I had a trillion and one things I wanted to get done before we had people over to our house for our summer kickoff party. Of course, this was when my 4 year old wanted a snack, wanted to play, wanted  her squeeze yogurt opened, etc. etc. and to...

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Tantrums
Tantrums

Technically speaking tantrums are dealt with the moment a baby is born. We don’t think of it that way because  they don’t have any other way of telling us what’s wrong other than crying for hours, but that’s what it is. When they start with their...

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Independence
Independence

We all want our little ones to depend on us as much as they can. There is a certain sense of both needing to be wanted and wanting to be needed as a parent. When you add to that the problem of just never wanting them to grow up because they are...

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Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?
Missing Sleep or Misbehaving?

Missing Sleep or Misbehaving: Which One is it? Far too often, the importance of a good night’s sleep is overlooked in preschool aged children when behaviors are involved.  Did you know that 11-13 hours of sleep are recommended each night for...

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