Here are some tips to help your child learn to respect phone time. Plan Ahead Call Back Later:avoid making calls at times when your child is likely to need your attention (for example, before or after school, at meals or bed time). Tell callers: “I’ll have to call you back later.” Keep Calls Short:save longer Read More
It’s Not Fair!
Is your child’s whining driving you to distraction?Here are some tips that will help turn whiners into communicators. Whine Facts:Whining is a natural consequence of children having less control over their lives than they would like. Knowing this may help you feel more empathy for your child and make whining a little easier to tolerate. Read More
In The Car
Here are some tips to help you keep your “cool” on the road. Plan Ahead Set Rules:For example, keep seat belts fastened at all times; keep hand, feet, and objects to yourself. Don’t start the car unless the rules are being followed. Take a Pack:Have children pack a backpack (or bag) with things to keep Read More
I’m Not Sleepy
A bedtime battle is the last thing you need after a long day. Be kind to yourself and your kids by making bedtime something to look forward to. The Possible Dream:Establishing a bedtime routine may feel like the ultimate challenge, though the time and energy you invest will be worth it! Your child will be Read More
Do I Have To?
Children learn how to be responsible. Chores are important.Teaching children how to do work around the house may seem like a chore in itself. However, the rewards are great: you get the help and your child learns to take pleasure and pride in being a competent,contributing member of the family. Or, at least that’s the Read More
The Cool Kid
Help your children learn positive ways to keep their cool. “Cool Down” Coach:Learning to read the early warning signs is half the battle. Coach your child to recognize his or her own physical and emotional anger signals. “Wow! You look like you’re feeling really mad to me. Maybe you need to go out to the Read More