3 Parenting Reminders for Managing Negative Thoughts

3 Parenting Reminders for Managing Negative Thoughts

Parenting is tough. We speak to many people every day who are struggling with challenging parenting issues. It’s easy and normal to get caught up in negative thoughts about yourself and your family. Here are some common thoughts we hear from parents: “I love my family, but sometimes I don’t like being a parent.” ”My friends’… Read more »

What Behaviors Can You Ignore?

What Behaviors Can You Ignore?

When my son was three years old, I carried him to the car every morning with bare feet. In the freezing cold, in the rain, in the snow. Before this started, putting on shoes to leave the house was a screaming battle. One morning I thought, why am I fighting this? I scooped up my… Read more »

A Tip to Stop Power Struggles

A Tip to Stop Power Struggles

If there’s a surefire technique in parenting, we think this is it: Leave the room when things get heated. We hear from parents all the time about power struggles with their children. Kids won’t get out of bed. They refuse to do their homework. Toddlers fight putting their shoes on. The list goes on, but… Read more »

Losing Control of Your Daily Life?

Losing Control of Your Daily Life?

As a parent, are you frustrated that you’ve lost control and freedom in your day-to-day life? This is something a lot of people feel, but not many talk about. Things that used to be easy – going to the grocery store, deciding what to watch on TV, visiting Grandma – can be challenging and sometimes… Read more »

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

There’s no getting around it…giving consequences and setting limits makes you uncomfortable. You don’t like to be seen as “the bad guy.” Besides, your partner is a much better disciplinarian – they have no problem enforcing the rules, and the kids actually listen to them. It all works out, right? Not always – if you… Read more »

Backtalk: How to Handle it Effectively

Halloween is coming and your house looks like a tornado blew through it. Tired of wading through pumpkin seeds and candy wrappers, you tell your daughter it’s time to stop playing her game and help clean up the kitchen. She responds with, “We NEVER do anything fun around here. We ALWAYS have to clean up…. Read more »