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

Great Parents Notice the Positives

I was in Costco this weekend returning something, long lines but I had to get it done. I was behind a dad and his two children. His son was about 7 and his daughter about 4 years old. As normal, one child was touching the other child. The dad responded with good boundaries and directions. … Continue reading Great Parents Notice the Positives

Appreciative Inquiry in Parenting Can Improve Academic Success

I recently had a mother ask me about how to help her son with homework. With deep concern in her voice she told me about how her 11 year old son showed her his homework. She went on to say that it was full of spelling errors and she asked him “did you even use … Continue reading Appreciative Inquiry in Parenting Can Improve Academic Success

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