I regularly advise parents to have “Heads’ Up” conversations with kids, about matters large and small. It’s an effective and loving way for parents to help kids stay in their highest selves, their most peaceful and cooperative and problem-solving selves.
Children don’t always have the skills or ability to use words to describe what is going on in their brain or body. Sometimes they don’t know, other times they just don’t have the words.
Listening to NO is something kids need to do. But some kids hear something very different when you say NO. How far do you get before your frustration gets the better of you and you start yelling, demanding and threatening? Think instead that your children need to learn cooperation and consideration. They don’t necessarily need […]
To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children is quite different. Our job is to trust, thus encourage, our children’s capabilities, competence, and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in a world […]
All small children are messy eaters. At home their drips and drops supplement the dog’s diet. But in a public eatery, kids’ messiness adds to the work of waitstaff or, at the very least, interferes with the dining experience of the next customers.
Be more, teach less.