The Benefits of Boundaries

It’s a bit of a mixed blessing when our little ones hit the toddler years. This is the time when they’re really starting to develop their own personalities and characteristics, and all of the cuteness that comes along with it. But that’s also the time when they start questioning what happens if they don’t follow the rules, and if you’re … Read More

3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

You’ll probably never completely avoid the toddler meltdown scenario, (if you do, myself and every other mom on earth wants to know your secret!) but there are ways to keep them as short and civil as possible. Today, I’ve got a few tips for helping to settle your little one when they start to go off the rails. Are you … Read More

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Heard

Today, I want to share a very succinct, very simple, and very important bit of parenting advice I got from an unlikely source when my first child was a toddler. Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way of resolving conflict with them? I’ve got just the thing! Kids:The Manual is filled with … Read More

The Importance of Consequences

There comes a point in every child’s development where they start to test their boundaries. Whether it’s around bedtime, food, playing well with others, or dozens of other scenarios where they’re expected to act a certain way, chances are they’re going to take a chance to see what happens if they don’t do what they’re told. The good news is … Read More

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Heard

Today, I want to share a very succinct, very simple, and very important bit of parenting advice I got from an unlikely source when my first child was a toddler. Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way of resolving conflict with them? I’ve got just the thing! Kids:The Manual is filled with … Read More

Picking Your Battles

As Kenny Rogers so famously put it, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em,” and that’s never so true as it is when dealing with a young child. If you were to stand firm every time you and your little one disagreed, you would spend almost all of your time in an argument. … Read More

Introducing Your New Baby to Your Toddler

Toddlers are the most curious creatures in the world, and when they’re suddenly presented with a new baby in the house, they’re obviously going to have a LOT of questions. In today’s video, I’ll tell you why it’s so important to maintain the boundaries you’ve already established, and how to do so without causing a lot of uproar and jealousy. … Read More

The Importance of Being the Boss

From the time they’re toddlers until they’re fully grown, kids are likely going to test their parents’ authority. This isn’t an attempt to take over control of the household, however much it may seem that way. It’s almost always a testing of boundaries and a search for reassurance that the parent is in control, and giving up that authority is … Read More

The Problem With Praise

Every parent nowadays knows the value of encouragement and positive reinforcement when it comes to their kids. When they show good judgement, display good manners, or generally do the things we would like to see more of, we tell them how proud we are of them and what a good job they just did. It’s common sense, right? Reward the … Read More

The Easy Way or the Hard Way

There are some elements of a young child’s life that are non-negotiable, even if they find them mildly unpleasant. You have to brush your teeth, you have to wear sunscreen, you have to go to bed at a certain time. But trying to explain that to a toddler can be a real challenge. In today’s video, I talk about an … Read More