Archives for March 2012

Simple Ways To Parent Without Anger: Are You A Good Parent?

In our “Simple Ways To Parent Without Anger Class” we discussed how parents can have some pretty unrealistic ideas of what it means to be a “good parent.” We set the bar to high and there is no way that we can live up to our expectations. This can leads us to feelings of helplessness […]

Be A Great Parent: Let Your Kids Feel

In our quest to be great parents and have great performing children, we have gone way overboard towards what’s being called helicopter parenting or bubble-wrap parenting.   We have great intentions but are we doing what’s in the best interest of our kids?   By overprotecting them, are we providing them with the necessary life-skills to manage, […]

How To Talk To Kids: What Not To Say

Last night, I said, “If all your friends jumped off the Empire State Building would you do it too?” I love cliche sayings like that, but because I know it doesn’t work with kids it just annoys them, I rarely use them. Once in a while I let myself go. I always think to myself, […]

Simple Ways To Parent Without Anger: A Sneak Peek At Our Class

In our 2 part series, Simple Ways To Parent Without Anger, we talked a lot about what anger is. We all know that anger can be the cause of a slew of problems. Including heart disease, depression, and anxiety. It also can contribute to unstable homes, poor job performance and even car accidents. However, we […]

Helping Kids Listen: What You Need To Know

When I give my parenting classes, I noticed there is one thing that most parents want to know: How do I get my kids to listen? In my home, whenever I see my kids doing what they are not supposed to do and not listening, I have to hold myself back. I just want to […]

Sibling Rivalry: Simple Ways To Stop The Fighting

The fighting that can go on between siblings can drive even the calmest parents crazy. What we may not realize is that we often get in the middle of the fray and ask questions that can exacerbate the problem. For example: Cleaning up from dinner: Why cant you kids just clean up dinner? Why does everything […]

One Simple Way To Be A Successful Mom

I am a pretty optimistic, positive kind of  person. You know, the glass half full type. I do notice though, that I am pretty hard on myself, especially when it comes to my parenting skills. I thought it was a professional hazard of the Parent Educator. However, the more I teach the more I see […]