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

Tomato Sauce Parenting Lesson

I recently, had a profound parenting lesson in a very unexpected setting. Who would have thought that an Italian chef making tomato sauce would turn into a parenting lesson… I was in Italy, Tuscany to be specific. If you know anything about the area of Tuscany, you know it’s all about the food and wine. … Continue reading Tomato Sauce Parenting Lesson

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

Use Chores to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem at Any Age

We ALL want our children to have high self-esteem. To develop a high self-esteem a person needs purpose. A key component to high self-esteem is built on how you view yourself in terms of contribution. In other words, in the child development process, chores are a big role in a kid’s self-esteem. Our kids get … Continue reading Use Chores to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem at Any Age

Styles of Parenting – Is it ever too late to change your parenting style?

Does Parenting Education (Classes, Coaching, Love and Logic, etc…) Help Parents of Teenagers? I had a client who was a mother of a rebellious teenager. The mother’s words were “he does not respect me.” Mom was concerned that it was too late for her relationship with her son and that Love and Logic® strategies were only … Continue reading Styles of Parenting – Is it ever too late to change your parenting style?