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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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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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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How to Use Consequences
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...

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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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Teaching Our Kids to Regulate
Teaching Our Kids to Regulate

If you’ve been following our series on emotional regulation, it will come as no surprise that this post is focused on how to support children in using strategies to regulate their own emotions. This takes time, practice, and patience; yet...

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How to Stay Calm
How to Stay Calm

Recently I shared an article titled “Emotional Regulation” where we scratched the surface on what it means to be able to regulate our emotions. More importantly, we took some time to consider how our choices directly relate to...

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