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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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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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It’s OK to Cry, BUT…
It’s OK to Cry, BUT…

It’s totally OK to cry and show emotions. BUT… What isn’t OK is when those emotions turn into unsafe and destructive behaviors. Admit it, we all have emotions and we all cry from time to time. It could be due to sadness...

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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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ADHD…OR IS IT?
ADHD…OR IS IT?

  By now, if you’ve been following my blog posts for any length of time, you are well aware that I specialize in working with ittybitty children. Often. I get referrals something along the lines of this…. “Little Johnny”– 3 years old...

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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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