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

How to Encourage Your Kids to Adopt Your Valued Behaviors

I recently ran my first 5K. It was really fun! My goal was to be ahead of the parents with strollers. I finished and felt strong with a sense of accomplishment! For the next run, my goal is to beat my time from this run – not a bad goal… As I stood waiting to … Continue reading How to Encourage Your Kids to Adopt Your Valued Behaviors

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

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