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

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

It’s nice to be needed, isn’t it? Sharing a healthy bond with your baby is the greatest feeling in the world. But let’s be honest, if your baby is losing his mind every time you step out of his sight, you’re going to have a hard time when you try to leave him with a sitter, or send him for … 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

Who’s in Charge Around Here?

“Would you do me a favor and brush your teeth, honey?” I recently heard a friend of mine asking her daughter that very question. Would you do me a favor and brush your teeth? Clearly, her and I have very different views on what constitutes a “favor.” A few days later, I heard a man in a restaurant asking his … Read More

What’s Your Mommy Superpower?

I was doing some running around a few weeks back and stopped for lunch at a fast food place. I’m not proud, but hey, I was hungry and in a rush. Don’t judge. Anyway, when I walked up to the counter, there was a mother and her five kids, and all of them had to be under the age of … Read More