Special Time

Special Time

Like most of us, you probably feel it’s a daily challenge to find the time to connect with your child. We know how important one-on-one time is but at the end of the day we realize that all we’ve done is move our children through the schedule. Get up, dressed, to...

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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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Tired of Feeling Resentful in Your Relationship?

Having small children is SO HARD on your relationship. So many of us have trouble avoiding the resentment that comes up when it feels like we do ALL.THE.THINGS. Do you want your relationship to feel good again? I am so pleased to share these tips from relationship...

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‘Find Win/Win Solutions’ To End Sibling Fights

Are your kids fighting all the time and driving you crazy? In the last post we learned how to “Be Switzerland” when intervening in a sibling fight (and why intervening is a good idea.) The next step is to help your children find win/win solutions. You might want go...

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‘Be Switzerland’ To End Sibling Fighting

Kids fighting? Want to bury your head under a pillow until they stop? I get it. But here's why you need to intervene in kids' fighting and how to do so effectively. Last week we talked about how Special Time can be a transformative tool to reduce sibling fighting....

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Stop Sibling Rivalry

Are you STRUGGLING with sibling fighting and jealousy? Want to stop sibling rivalry so that you can enjoy your kids again? You are not alone! I have been hearing this from so many parents this summer. Sibling rivalry is at the top of their lists of challenges. Here’s...

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe (While Letting Them Go)

We want our children grow up to be responsible, resilient, and self-reliant. To develop these qualities they need to be able to experience freedom of movement and unsupervised time. Some people call this the Free Range Kids philosophy. (Free Range Parents believe kids...

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