Teaching Children to Cover their Mouths Before Coughing

Recently, I observed a parent tell their child to cover their mouth when the child coughed. No big deal. Here is the issue though: in about an hour time frame she told him 15 times. Not once did the child cover his mouth. He simply ignored her. What went wrong? Why could she not teach … Continue reading Teaching Children to Cover their Mouths Before Coughing

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

The Last Kick in Love and Logic

What happens about 3 weeks after you apply a new parenting strategy? The “Last Kick.” Here’s the series: Your child had a difficult time at first with the new responsibility but then obeyed, i.e. stayed in their room for “time out” etc. But then about 3 weeks later…the behavior is back with a vengeance. This … Continue reading The Last Kick in Love and Logic