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

Back to School Parenting: PRIDE Skills for More QUALITY Time

In this video, we are going to talk about PRIDE parenting skills. It’s a handy acronym that can help you gain more quality time with your child. Video: How to Have More Quality Time with Your Child For more on PRIDE skills check out this previous post! Video Transcription   So, today I’m going to … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: PRIDE Skills for More QUALITY Time

Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Parents can develop their children into responsible adults by helping them work through problems instead of just giving them a solution. Kids must learn to solve their own problems. Throughout this process, parents will grow a stronger bond with their children/teenagers. Video: Teaching Children How to Problem Solve Can you think of some times when … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Problem Solving

Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

The concept of “letting your kid(s) fail” might be alarming to you, but please watch this brief discussion about how it can be very important in raising a responsible adult. Video: Parenting with Natural Consequences What can you do differently this weekend to NOT be such a superhero parent? Video Transcription   So, school’s been … Continue reading Back to School Parenting: Natural Consequences

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

Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

First off, I want to warn you that this series will be a little different than my normal posts on practical parenting tips and tools. I found this story fascinating, and perhaps, the media coverage even more so. Also, I feel that there is much we can learn from these incidents as parents, and we … Continue reading Shame on the School District – Bus Monitor Bullied Part 1

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

The school year is coming!

As parents our lives seem to be focused by the school calendar. Although I was always very happy for my three daughters to be with me all summer in June, oh the freedom of the summer by about August 20th or so I was ready for the routine of the school year. So, that routine is … Continue reading The school year is coming!