The Family Meal

I recently taught a mom and dad a simple but powerful tool: eating using the family meal style. It was wonderful to hear that after two weeks, they had made eating family meal style a regular experience in their household. Before I go into a more detailed description, there were two comments that came from … Continue reading The Family Meal

Kids, Manners, and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time we set aside each year to step back and count our blessings. This is a lot easier to do when our kids use manners! I recently met with a mom in the seattle area for parent coaching; she asked a great question: “How do I teach manners?” She shared she had … Continue reading Kids, Manners, and Thanksgiving

5 Parenting Tips for a Successful Outing – Yes, Even With Young Kids

Afraid of Taking Your Kid(s) to a Nice Place? It’s Friday night and you would love to go out as a family to a restaurant that is not fast food. Can you? The answer is yes, but you will need some key components to make it an enjoyable time. Guidelines to make a public outing … Continue reading 5 Parenting Tips for a Successful Outing – Yes, Even With Young Kids