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

Parents Must Establish Authority – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 2

In the previous post, I expressed my concern with the way the school district had not prepared their employee to handle these situations – then asked how parents can learn from this. With this popular news story, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging other people and their families – but instead, … Continue reading Parents Must Establish Authority – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 2

Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

First off, I want to warn you that this series will be a little different than my normal posts on practical parenting tips and tools. I found this story fascinating, and perhaps, the media coverage even more so. Also, I feel that there is much we can learn from these incidents as parents, and we … Continue reading Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

I Have Taken Away Everything That “Means Life” to My Child But They Are Still Misbehaving

Here is a great question I received from a parent: What do you do when you have taken away everything that “means life” to a child and they still are misbehaving? Here’s the deal, when kids misbehave it is for attention. Attention is defined for people as gaining emotional connection and/or control. So when consequences … Continue reading I Have Taken Away Everything That “Means Life” to My Child But They Are Still Misbehaving

Responding to Disrespect from your Child

I had a parent email me this week with this situation: “We have run into something knew with our 5 year old.  Lately when we ask her to do something, she replies with something like  “I will not” or “I never will.”  Usually she is kidding. She will say it with a smile on her … Continue reading Responding to Disrespect from your Child