Baby Your Big Kid!

Baby Your Big Kid!

Is your child being needy particularly needy lately? “I can’t do it! YOU put my coat on.” Maybe you have a new baby and your older child is out of sorts? “I’m the baby! Carry ME!” (Or both!? “I’m the baby. You need to feed me!”) Here’s a quick and easy parenting tip...

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2 Surprising Rules To Stop Sibling Fighting

Do you want to reduce sibling fighting? Try this: Your kids don’t have to share and they don’t have to play together. When I share these guidelines with parents they are often surprised. We want our children to be generous and learn how to share. We want our children...

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Staying Close To Your Tweens and Teens

Yesterday I was dropping my 10 year old daughter off after an appointment. She needed to cross a busy city and I was nervous so I coached her, “Don’t forget to look both ways. Wait for the signal.” She cut me off with a “Mom! I’m not a baby. You don’t have to say...

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What You Need To Know Before You Have Another Baby

Many parents are caught off guard by how hard it can be when they add to their family. It doesn’t have to be! If you can make this transition a smooth one, life will feel easier and you will be laying the foundations for a great sibling relationship. Here’s what you...

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The Real Lesson of Consequences

Using consequences to teach kids a lesson does teach them a lesson. The lesson is that they can’t come to us or count on us when they make a mistake or mess up. Let’s fast forward in time a bit and talk teenagers. My friend, Holly, and I were talking the other day...

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How Do I Get My Child To Listen?

Every parent wants to know: how do I get my kids to listen? Being ignored drives us crazy!! There are three big reasons why kids don't listen to us: they don’t hear us, they don’t like what we are asking them to do, or they are not taking us seriously. Let’s look at...

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Never-Ending Sibling Fights?

Are you following all the advice about how to get your kids to stop fighting but it’s still not working? If you are regularly doing Special Time with your children (regular one-on-one time immersed in their world of play), Being Switzerland, and helping them find...

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Peaceful Parenting Approach to Sibling Fighting In Action

In our fist three posts we talked about reducing sibling rivalry, how to 'Be Switzerland' when intervening in a sibling fight, and how to help your children solve their disagreements with win/win solutions. Go check out the first three posts if you are just joining...

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