Back to School Parenting: PRIDE Skills for More QUALITY Time

In this video, we are going to talk about PRIDE parenting skills. It’s a handy acronym that can help you gain more quality time with your child. Video: How to Have More Quality Time with Your Child For more on PRIDE skills check out this previous post! Video Transcription   So, today I’m going to … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: PRIDE Skills for More QUALITY Time

Before Getting Professional Parenting Help…

Although I am a parent coach in the greater seattle area, I find that mothers seeking professional parent help often overlook one of their greatest resources – their own mom. Even if you don’t feel that your mom did a great job raising you, she has still seen what worked and what didn’t, and can … Continue reading Before Getting Professional Parenting Help…

Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Parents can develop their children into responsible adults by helping them work through problems instead of just giving them a solution. Kids must learn to solve their own problems. Throughout this process, parents will grow a stronger bond with their children/teenagers. Video: Teaching Children How to Problem Solve Can you think of some times when … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

The concept of “letting your kid(s) fail” might be alarming to you, but please watch this brief discussion about how it can be very important in raising a responsible adult. Video: Parenting with Natural Consequences What can you do differently this weekend to NOT be such a superhero parent? Video Transcription   So, school’s been … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

Parents Must Have Regular Self Care

Parents need time to themselves. You will be a better parent if you do. Video: Parents, be sure to “fill your cup” regularly. Video Transcription   Today we’re going to talk about self-care. You know, what fills your cup? What do you need to fill yourself up so that you have what it takes to … Continue reading Parents Must Have Regular Self Care

In Parenting, Perfect is the Enemy of Good

Dear Mom & Dad,Your Family, your kids, your parenting – will NEVER be “perfect”. Just let “Good” be good enough. Video: Perfect is the Enemy of Good What can you do this week, to let go of an expectation of perfection? Video Transcription   Today we’re going to talk about the difference between perfect and … Continue reading In Parenting, Perfect is the Enemy of Good

How to Use Chores to Raise a Responsible Adult

Chores are such a great tool to build character and raise responsible kids. Here are some quick tips for parents. Video: Using Chores for Kids of All Ages More on Chores Video Transcription   Today, we’re going to be talking about chores and how there are three stages for developing and using chores in your … Continue reading How to Use Chores to Raise a Responsible Adult