parenting

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐’๐ฌ ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ? ๐๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฆ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง. ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ . ๐ˆ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž!! Here is my advice: Accept that in those meltdown moments, you doing “nothing” is often better than doing something. Your job is to be present and…

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Good Job!!!โ€œGood jobโ€ can be like a throw away phrase. You donโ€™t even have to look at your kidโ€ฆ You can just say good job while you glance up from your computer.Also if itโ€™s the only thing a parent says in response to a child looking for feedbackโ€ฆ A lot of good opportunities are missed.…

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If I were to take a guess as to why a lot sibling rivalry occurs it would be this. First of all, I think a certain amount of conflict is natural and healthyโ€ฆ But Iโ€™m talking about ongoing persistent, hurtful and getting in the way of a generally peaceful home type of conflict. My guess…

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“๏ผฉ ๏ผฎ๏ผฅ๏ผฅ๏ผค ๏ผน๏ผฏ๏ผต ๏ผด๏ผฏ _______ “ In the context of parenting, I don’t use this phrasing. It doesn’t feel right. In general, I don’t actually “need” my child to finish his vegetables or to have a shower. I definitely have needs. But they don’t so much involve my children. Also, I see them as my…

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