We hear it all the time. It pays to keep close to your tween and teen. But what happens when the questions you ask result in little more than a shrug of the shoulders or non-committal “Yeahs”? Why Is It So … Continue reading
a guest post by Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW It seems no matter what problem sits before me, I can find a way to help through parenting. I try to think of a way to “love first” when it comes to … Continue reading
YOU are the hope we need in this challenging world.
How could I possibly settle for status quo and watch so many parents struggle when I hold in my hands these simple, yet brilliant, strategies that can help parents create a much more pleasant home front and feel good about their parenting?
For my daughter, getting her hair washed has been an emotional project. She usually has a tantrum at the mere suggestion that hair washing might be on the agenda.
We set a timer and let our 3-year-old know we were all her’s. She was in charge and we were ready for whatever kind of play she wanted.
Our week had been really busy, with family visiting, including my two year old nephew. My two children had played really well together with their cousin, however, with my son, there always comes a point in family visits, or holidays … Continue reading
My nine year old son usually falls right asleep at night. This has been such a blessing for me and quite contrary to his younger sister who likes to stay up late. On one particular night he was jumping out … Continue reading
When my 6-year-old son began the first grade in a new school district, school went from being easy to being a big challenge for him both socially and academically. Being the youngest in his class with a late November birthday, … Continue reading
Helping children with fears this way allows them to feel and share their feelings while at the same time they are truly safe.