Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the future. With that in mind, I’ve got a few tips for you today … Read More

Toddlers Testing the Waters

From the day they understand the concept of “rules,” toddlers are perpetually checking to see what is and isn’t allowed in regards to their behavior. In today’s video, I’ll give you some tips for enforcing the boundaries with a minimal amount of fussing and struggle. Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way … Read More

Managing Transitions

Toddlers are a sight to behold when they’re doing something they enjoy. They take an amazing amount of pleasure from some of the simplest things, whether it’s splashing around in the tub, playing peek-a-boo, or whatever activity they’ve gotten themselves into for the moment. The downside, of course, is that when it’s time to leave or change up whatever they’re … Read More

How to Help Your Kids Get Along

Siblings are going to have their differences and disagreements from time to time. It’s a natural part of growing up together. But that doesn’t make it any easier as a parent to listen to them arguing, or having to intervene in their disputes. In today’s video, I’ve got some tips that will help you enable your kids to find peaceful … Read More

Preventing Toddler Tantrums

It doesn’t take much to send a toddler into a fit, and once they’ve decided that they’re going to have a meltdown, it’s pretty tough to reason them out of it. But if you’re quick and crafty, you actually can stop your little one from descending into full-blown hysteria. All it takes is an eye for the warning signs, and … Read More

The number one way NOT to discipline your child.

Now before I tell you what this parenting no-no is, I want to preface it by saying that I understand that kids can be incredibly frustrating. We may not like to admit it to our friends at the Mommy and Me playgroup, but parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and sticky lollipop kisses. Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult and it can … Read More

What is the #1 Parenting Mistake You See People Making?

Given how many families I’ve worked with in my career, people often ask me, “What is the most common, most substantial mistake you see parents making?” The answer, without a doubt, is failing to explain and administer consequences. We can tell our kids to stop tearing around the house, get ready for bed, or clean up their rooms until we’re … Read More

Did Having Kids Ruin Your Life?

What a question, right? All right, maybe that’s a little harsh. Let me rephrase that as, “Were you happier before you had kids?” It’s a question you hardly ever hear, and for good reason. I think a lot of people would respond pretty defensively if they were asked that by a friend or family member, because what it sounds like … Read More

Is My Child a Bully?

How horrifying is the proposition? The mere thought that your child could be getting routinely tormented by one of their classmates brings up the worst feelings of sadness, vulnerability and anger. But what if the shoe is on the other foot? What if your child is the one doing the bullying? To me, that seems significantly worse. After all, if … Read More

How To Get Kids To Listen

You ask your kids to do something and they don’t… frustrating, right? Today’s video has tips on how to get your child to actually do what you say. Click below to watch.  Also, if you are dealing with behavior issues in your child like not listening, throwing tantrums, and more, you may want to check out Kids: The Manual. It’s … Read More