Forgiveness Rocks – Restore Your Authority With a Really Good Apology

post-forgivenessParents often hesitate to apologize to their children, fearing that admitting parenting fails will destroy their credibility. Au contraire. Mistakes are part of every good life. Who better for children to learn this from than their parents?

The valuable lesson that kids can learn from you is how to …


Perfectly Fine Parenting

post-imperfect-parentingIf you had a perfect child, would you smile, brag or run screaming from the room? If you said run screaming from the room, I agree.

Can you imagine the mind-numbing banality of living with a perfect child? It would be unbearable. It would also be creepy, which is probably why in horror movies, demonic children start out being perfect …


Affirmations Are Food For the Soul

post-affirmationsIn this guest post, Jackie Rodriguez, a mom of two young children, explores the value of affirmations for letting our loved ones know how much we care. She offers us quick pointers for fun and effective daily reminders to our children of our love …

“We all want to be needed and acknowledged,” said Earl Nightengale, the pre-eminent motivation coach. Taking our relationships for granted is an insidious way to ruin them.


Taming Tantrums – The Most Surprising Secret

post-taming-tantrums The advice given to desperate parents about tantrums by many experts is like fertilizer on a weed. What common child-management strategy can make the situation worse?

Read on to learn the most surprising secret about taming tantrums …