The Conscious Dad Blog

Two weeks of “Mature and Positive Parent” isn’t going to cut it. Kids need to know that the positivity and maturity is CONSISTENT and trustable. Yes, it could take months or years to gain back the trust of a child who has been hurt, blamed, shamed, who has been an outlet for the parent’s pain.…

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The top ways to address conflict in general are to: 1. Attend to your child’s emotional needs: safety, connection/attention, autonomy… The more we meet the natural needs of a child, the less they will have to protest via their behavior. 2. Model cooperative and problem solving behavior as the parent…The more we set the tone…

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Listen to yourself, love yourself, be yourself Listen to others, love others, be with others That’s it.

When we leave home and go out in public, accountability on our behaviour automatically increases. We go out in to the world where others are watching, where there are norms and rules that are enforced. We go the bank, to the store and to work, where there are clear standards of behavior. There are varying…

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