Homeschooling Parents: Teaching Responsibility

Aside from building a strong relationship with the child as I wrote about previously – when homeschooling, mom can teach her children to take responsibility for their own problems. This is so important for all parents to teach, whether they are homeschooling or not. The ability to take responsibility for your own actions without blaming … Continue reading Homeschooling Parents: Teaching Responsibility

Homeschooling Parents: Relationship is Key

I recently received an email from a parent who home schools her two boys. She asked if there were any Love and Logic® tools for home school parents. Through my own experience homeschooling my daughters, as well as coaching other parents in the Seattle area – two fantastic resources came to mind: The Love and … Continue reading Homeschooling Parents: Relationship is Key

How Parents Can Respond to a Needy Child and Build Their Self Control

Here is a great question I received from a mother of a 3-year-old girl: Help needed: In the last few months, have noticed a growing trend. After we put her to bed…the “requests”…rather the “demands” begin. “MOMMY!!! MOMMMY!!! MMMMMMOOOOOOMMMMYYYYY!!!” At first it was simple stuff that’s easy to fix…”I have to pee.” I thought I … Continue reading How Parents Can Respond to a Needy Child and Build Their Self Control

New Parenting Rule When Your Child Keeps Wanting to Sleep in Your Bed

When the Parent’s Sleep Takes Priority… First off, this new rule does not apply to Night Terror issues. For night terrors, the child’s need is more important. With that said, when the kid is just wanting to come sleep in your bed and IS NOT experiencing night terrors – the parent’s sleep is more important. … Continue reading New Parenting Rule When Your Child Keeps Wanting to Sleep in Your Bed

My Child is Talking Back When I Use the Energy Drain Tool From Love and Logic. What Do I Do?

Common Parenting Question About Energy Drain Difficulties: I recently received a great question from a parent. It is a situation that occurs frequently, I know I dealt with it when our kids were growing up: “I have an 8 year old and have been trying to use the energy drain with him. I started last … Continue reading My Child is Talking Back When I Use the Energy Drain Tool From Love and Logic. What Do I Do?

5 Sibling Rivalry Parenting Tips That Will Make You a Pro

This is a question that comes up regularly when I teach a Parenting with Love and Logic® class series. This may surprise you, but from all my research and experience, the key to decreasing sibling rivalry is to not get in the middle of it – which is easier said than done. If you are … Continue reading 5 Sibling Rivalry Parenting Tips That Will Make You a Pro

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