No doubt. Tough times. And for many, very, very tough times. When living on very little, having nothing now is the difference between eating and not eating. I drove by a recycling center this week. It was cold and rainy.
Have you noticed your brain is habitually asking questions? It happens automatically and goes on constantly throughout the day. For many, the questions generated during smooth times are torturous enough to cause stress, anxiety, anger, and even depression. But look
Many parents are discovering, with months of quarantine, that their influence as a parent is eroding rather than improving. This is due to a failing strategy. The more challenging the child, the earlier the weaknesses in parenting begin to unfold.
As we discussed last week, the number of demands on parents has increased exponentially with the challenges of educating children during tough times. Children and parents are feeling the stress, and many report daily, increasing anxiety and struggle. However, while
The challenges of successfully schooling your child have increased considerably in the last six months. That goes without saying. But now, as schools struggle to find a safe, balanced, and effective manner to educate children, many of you are faced
Child Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word, Not an Outdated Concept, and Certainly Not Your Enemy. This is more germane now than ever, given our lives under COVID. Parents are often describing home where children struggle with acting out, losing
In the last few months, how often do you find yourself saying something like this? When talking with the kids, it begins with the phrase, “You need to” and ends with a variety of behaviors or tasks. Examples include:
Everyone is familiar with the idea of a ‘time-out.’ When used properly, giving a time-out to children will effectively help eliminate a wide range of behavioral issues. Time-outs often seem to be inadequate for certain situations, and usually, the problem
As the old saying goes, ‘The road to misery is paved with good intentions.’ It seems that many families are talking the good talk but failing to back this up with sound action. In today’s article, I will cover five
After the recent months of being cooped up inside, many of us feel ready to let go and have some freedom. However, when we honestly look back at your children’s lives, many have had little structure and much freedom. With