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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…

Great Parents Notice the Positives

I was in Costco this weekend returning something, long lines but I had to get it done. I was behind a dad and his two children. His son was about 7 and his daughter about 4 years old. As normal, one child was touching the other child. The dad responded with good boundaries and directions. … Continue reading Great Parents Notice the Positives

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

Eye-Contact Parenting

Try this practical tip to connect with your child, or to discourage bad behavior. Check out this video with a full explanation. Video: Parents can connect with their kids using their Eyes Have you tried it? I would love to hear your stories. Video Transcription   So, today I have a challenge for you. See … Continue reading Eye-Contact Parenting

How to Encourage Your Kids to Adopt Your Valued Behaviors

I recently ran my first 5K. It was really fun! My goal was to be ahead of the parents with strollers. I finished and felt strong with a sense of accomplishment! For the next run, my goal is to beat my time from this run – not a bad goal… As I stood waiting to … Continue reading How to Encourage Your Kids to Adopt Your Valued Behaviors

Parents Can Be Their Child’s Emotion Coach

I just attended an Emotion Coaching workshop given by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute in Seattle. The tools I learned are a great addition to my parent coaching toolbox, and I was impressed by number of parents in attendance considering that it was an eighty degree day in Seattle … Continue reading Parents Can Be Their Child’s Emotion Coach