Thursday, May 10, 2018

7 Effective Strategies to Get Your Kids to Listen


For parents, getting kids to listen can be more than a challenge. It can feel near to impossible, at times. Kids have a lot going on in their minds to begin with, so what their parents are telling them to do may fall low on their priority list.

 Moreover, children who have experienced a significant family change like their parents' separation or divorce may have much more to think about. 

Still, it's important for parents to have effective strategies in place to get their kids to listen when it matters most such as in an emergency. Consider these seven effective strategies to get your kids to listen. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

If You Do THIS, Your Kids Will Listen


Kids aren’t listening? It’s so frustrating to correct our kids over and over. Try these two crucial positive parenting strategies and your kids will listen.
“It looks like a beautiful ballroom!” my awestruck five-year-old daughter exclaimed. She approached the open restaurant floor and twirled with wonderment. In truth, we were had just been brought into a nice looking bistro, but I couldn’t fault her enthusiasm. We sat down to dine with some friends from out of town. It was their last night here after a really nice visit. My kids had just spent an hour swimming, jumping, and moving from the hotel pool to the hot tub and back again.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tips for Easing Back into the School Year




Annnnd We’re Back!

Wait.... What happened to summer? I’m not ready!
Well, it’s that time again! Welcome back! We certainly hope you were able to take some time to recharge this summer between side jobs, curriculum revision, and all the “life catch-up” you do during the summer season. For a lot of us, the transition back to the school-time routine can be a shock to the system. But there are things you can do to make it easier. Here is  some solid “tried and true” tips to help you take the plunge back into the classroom.

Monday, July 10, 2017

10 Things to Say Instead of ‘Stop Crying’



As a parent, you deal with a LOT of feelings on a daily basis. Right? And sometimes, it can all get to be just a little bit much! When you’ve had what seems like hours of multiple people crying at you, the temptation to make it stop is high!
We’ve all said it, or at least thought it. ‘Stop crying! Just stop!’
Or maybe you heard it as a child?
“Don’t be silly”
“Shh, everyone is looking at you”
“Stop that noise, right now!”
“Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!”