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Ever feel like your kids are leading you around the during the 30 minutes of time (or less) you have in the morning to get 50 things accomplished? Use these tips to keep kids occupied and give yourself more of what you need most- Time!
As a parent and parenting coach, I know that many parents feel that children’s access to social media feels out of control. Instagram seems innocent enough, and yet it’s social media and not for children under 13. Even for teens it’s questionable; they lack the judgment to know what’s right and wrong when it comes to posting comments and pictures. What seems cute or funny to them is not alwaysRead More
A community dance is a huge milestone for a teen girl, but it’s even more so for her parents. For the girl it’s all about being out with her friends, being part of the larger social scene, knowing what the latest gossip is because she’s there, and looking cool with her friends, wearing the right outfit. In a nutshell, it’s all about being where the action is, and for once, actually being allowed to do the cool thing.Read More
In theory, Mother’s Day is a day when children are supposed to celebrate and cater to their moms. In turn, mothers have visions of breakfast in bed, children actually picking up after themselves (a true miracle in the making), a day of pampering, and no conflict. In other words, it’s either a day in heaven (if you’re religious) or on another planet (if you’re not).
What does it mean to win? The meaning of winning is something we have to teach our children every day whether or not they’re playing on a sports team. That’s why it’s important for parents to show their child how to feel like a winner, without necessarily winning.
I remember when my oldest son was playing club soccer for the first time. In his division, they always played up a level so that he wasRead More
When a parent and child talk about how demanding a sport can be in terms of time, commitment, energy and focus in his little ten-year old life, it’s a valuable conversation. In our previous example, the parent did not punish her son when he finally woke and admitted he was just fine. Instead, she allowed him to have friends over for a short playtime. She reassured him (and herself) by verbalizing thatRead More