No matter what holidays your family celebrates, they usually involve a lot of family togetherness…and a lot of feasting. But love, connection, and gratitude don’t have to be limited to holidays—and there’s no need to spend days making pies […]
When a child does something “wrong”—pushing her brother, for instance, or sneaking off to eat a piece of candy that you said she couldn’t have—how do you respond? Many parents immediately turn to consequences by sending kids to their […]
When your child misbehaves, how do you react? Do you get angry and criticize? Do you immediately think about punishment? There’s a better way that will make everyone feel a lot better and also yields better results: Before you […]
As parents, we often find ourselves issuing a cascade of directives to our kids. It’s understandable: After all, we need our children to do a lot of things to keep them healthy and safe, to make sure we stay […]
By Kim DeMarchi
Bickering about toys. Battles over who goes first. Tiffs, tats, tattling, too: It’s not very fun to listen to kids in conflict.
Understandably, if you’re like many of us, you move to extinguish the conflict as quickly as […]