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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Parenting Hack: The Kid of the Day

If you are tired of the bickering about whose turn it is, or who gets to sit in the preferred spot on the sofa- here is your solution! Liz, mom of 3, a client of mine and a member of my Facebook group, shared the best parenting hack ever: The Kid of the Day. (watch my...

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Your Guide To An Easier Daycare Transition

“When are you going back to work?” well-meaning friends and family want to know. Half of them assume you are going to be devastated to be away from your baby- the other half laugh that they bet you can’t wait to start the daycare transition. The truth? Could be...

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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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