When Should You Let Your Child Quit?

December 1, 2014 by , EP Editor

My 9-year-old son William was clear from the start—he did not want to join a soccer league. My husband was just as clear—he wanted our children to learn the important life lessons you get from playing a team sport. Despite the nagging voice in my head that kept repeating, “You know this isn’t going to … Read More

Keeping Quiet

August 27, 2014 by , Expert Blogger

In the day-to-day of parenting, it can be excruciating to keep my mouth shut at times. Since I clearly know what is best, it seems like it is my duty to share that with my lovely children. If I don’t tell them what to do and how to do it, how will they learn?

“I Want It Now!” Does Your Child Always Want More?

December 24, 2013 by , EP Editor

The weekend after Thanksgiving, I was driving my son and his friend home after spending the day taking them to play laser tag at a local adventure zone-type place as a special treat. While there, I'd sprung for pizza and milk shakes. I figured I was in the running for "Mom of the Year" with that little … Read More

What to Do When Your Ex Undermines Your Authority

May 12, 2010 by , Empowering Parents Coach

With so many divorced parents and blended families out there, differences in parenting crop up all the time. If you are divorced or separated from your child’s other parent, your experience may range from peaceful co-parenting to all-out warfare. Different houses with different rules and different parenting styles can make the experience of parenting even … Read More

EP Contest Winners Part 2: More Winning Entries from “Parenting Mistakes I’ve Made–and How I’m Going to Fix Them!”

January 29, 2010 by , EP Editor

This week, we're continuing to feature more winning entries from our recent contest, "Parenting Mistakes I've Made—and How I'm Going to Fix Them!" Each of these parents offers inspiration, encouragement and good, practical tips for all of us. Congratulations again! —Elisabeth, EP Editor

EP Contest Winners I: “This Parenting Technique Really Worked for Me!”

August 7, 2009 by , EP Editor

Congratulations to the winners of our EP Contest, “This Parenting Technique Really Worked for Me!” We received so many great entries, it was truly hard to choose just ten. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! For the next three weeks, we’ll be featuring the winning entries in our blog, with a response from 1-on-1 … Read More

When Your Teen Says: “I’m Almost 18 – You Can’t Tell Me What to Do!”

April 6, 2009 by , Empowering Parents Coach

Ah, the battle cry of the “almost adult”! Parents all around the country cringe when they try to enforce a family rule, only to be met with their 17-and-a-half-year-old’s shout: “Soon, you won’t be able to control me at all!” Is that true? Are all bets off once your child reaches that golden age of … Read More

Ask 1-on-1 Coaching: Help! My Son Keeps Pushing the Limits

January 12, 2009 by , Empowering Parents Coach

Dear 1-on-1 Coach: My son is the classic, “Give him an inch, and he’ll take a mile” kind of kid. Since using the Total Transformation, we’ve seen some real changes in his behavior, but every time I relax a little and reward him with a later bedtime or extra time on his Xbox, he ends … Read More