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 are Empowered when they Give

I work at a great children, family and community support agency in my small town. It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that helps so many in my community. Recently, I received an email from our community support manager asking if any of my clients in need would be interested in … Continue reading Kids are Empowered when they Give

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

Parenting Resolutions: How to Make Real Parenting Progress with your Child this Year

This is the time of year everyone talks about goals and resolutions. You may recall some of the “resolution” conversations you’ve had with your family and friends already this year. There may have been declarations like “resolutions are dumb” or “I have 15 resolutions this year”. You have probably seen that out of all of … Continue reading Parenting Resolutions: How to Make Real Parenting Progress with your Child this Year

Parents, Consider This Before Year End

This post is about how you as a parent can be a better role model for your children, in turn, becoming a better parent. While we are all trying to make the holidays memorable for our kids, this tool becomes especially relevant. Think about how many activities you are doing this holiday season that reflect … Continue reading Parents, Consider This Before Year End