Does this sound familiar? STOP YELLING AT YOUR BROTHER!!!!! For me, it is these and other parenting moments that I wish I could erase. I mean, how can my children learn to stop yelling by me yelling at them, right? Children learn emotional regulation and communication … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation to Children
The conflicts are becoming more intense and frequent. As the arguments occur daily, they see no hope for staying married. This is the scenario that often enters my office as a couple tries one last time to find help in their relationship. Comments like, “Our constant yelling … [Read more...] about Five Ways That Staying Married Impacts Your Kids
Self-care is not a new concept. I am aware that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this always get put on the back burner? Think about it, if you have a million things to do in a day, what … [Read more...] about We Cannot Pour from an Empty Pitcher: The Practice of Self-Care
This is Part 2 of a blog series about cultivating your child's inner voice. So, recently my first-grade son comes up to me one evening and says, “Mom, I am terrible at spelling, and I just want to quit doing it!” I was actually a bit surprised by this revelation because I … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice Part 2: Value Effort Over Outcome
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?