While there still isn’t a parenting handbook, there are a lot of tips and strategies you can use to make the job a whole lot easier and more rewarding. Here you’ll find support for accepting yourself as a parent, finding a parenting support group that works for you, and most importantly, how to gain the confidence and knowledge to make the right choices for you and your family.
Be Consistent One of the basic tenets of the parent education I provide is that consistency is essential to successful parenting. Take, for example, the client whose daughter was potty training. Most days she woke up in the morning and was changed from a diaper into underwear. However, on some days when Mom felt rushed in Read More
Importance of Responsive Routines There has been a lot of conversation recently about maximizing time at home with children. So much of my work is about helping parents have developmentally appropriate expectations for children and realistic expectations of themselves. Managing expectations helps everyone feel more successful. When at home with children, I do believe routine Read More
You’re not perfect. And neither am I. Not a perfect person. Not a perfect parent. And thank goodness for that! Define Your Parenting Goals and Make a Plan So where did all this come from? Recently, I spent 3 days at a retreat looking inward. Basically, the wonderful retreat leader put me through the same Read More
Q:If we take something off the table, have we “lost”? A:”Lost what,” I ask? An example, many parents report morning routine’s to be a struggle. Children drag their feet. Parents are trying to accomplish many things in a short period of time. No one wants to feel harried in the morning. Maybe your daughter Read More