Teaching Children to Cover their Mouths Before Coughing

Recently, I observed a parent tell their child to cover their mouth when the child coughed. No big deal. Here is the issue though: in about an hour time frame she told him 15 times. Not once did the child cover his mouth. He simply ignored her. What went wrong? Why could she not teach … Continue reading Teaching Children to Cover their Mouths Before Coughing

How to Talk With Your Upset Child/Teen When They Expect You to Give Them a Solution

Here is a question I received when I spoke at a conference recently: “How best do you work with an older kid/teen when they are getting upset and they want you to give them a solution?” There are a few Love and Logic® tools that are useful: First, Always Offer Empathy Empathy helps to connect … Continue reading How to Talk With Your Upset Child/Teen When They Expect You to Give Them a Solution