This is my latest parenting article published over at AFineParent.com. It's all about how to help parent your kids to be organized. Being organized not only saves you time and aggravation, it also set your child up for success later in life. 4 Ways to Teach Kids An Important Success Skill: How to be Organized … Continue reading 4 Ways to Teach Kids How to be Organized
My latest parenting article is out and published at AFineParent! It's called How to Stop Your Kids' Swearing "Experiments" from Becoming Habits. (Caution: This article contains salty words) “Bitch!” The shock I feel when I hear my sweet little child swear never quite goes away. Who said that? I think, still jolted off balance. Where … Continue reading How to Teach Your Child to Curse
This is my latest and probably favorite article I've done for awhile. Kids want to hear so much more than just Good Job from us. They want to know what we really think about what they are doing. Pass it along! How to Offer Positive Encouragement (Sorry, “Good Job!” Doesn’t Cut It) Don’t you just … Continue reading When “Good Job” Just Doesn’t Cut It
I wrote this article for AFineParent.com and it was published this week. I am so, so proud of this piece. It's not just for parents, though! It's for anyone who has ever had a disagreement with their spouse, friend, sibling, or co-worker. The steps here are things I use as an organization development consultant when … Continue reading How to get Back on Track after a Shouting Match
I am published again!!! What a great New Year's surprise to have it go live sooner than I had anticipated! It's called 20 Easy Ways To Have Your Family Eating Healthier In No Time published by AFineParent.com. “Salad is my favorite” said no child ever. (Or most grownups for that matter!) Don’t most of us … Continue reading Published Again!!
My 10 year old no longer wants a hug when I drop him off at school. When we go on the tram there is no acknowledgment of any relationship at all between us. It's a complete pull back of affection. But then there are times when he floods over us, drowning us in his desperate … Continue reading Tween Emotional Tsunami
As you can see from my blog we travel with the kids. A lot. They go everywhere we go, whether they like it or not. Many friends and acquaintances are amazed. After telling one friend about a recent trip she said, "Oooo! You are so brave to do all that traveling with the boys!" I … Continue reading Traveling with Children: Tips and Tricks from Someone Who’s Been There
One of the things that Mark and I have in common is that we played the violin all through school. Mark actually started Suzuki violin with a Cracker Jack box when he was 3 years old. I started in 4th grade like everyone else in my school. H has always loved music. He likes to … Continue reading A Little Violin!
Well, we are a week into summer vacation here in the SFC household. As you may remember I posted about the Summer Screen Rules here and I thought I'd give an update. It's actually working!!! Firstly, it helps that E is goal driven and the rules are clear. If this is what it takes to … Continue reading An update on the Summer Screen Rules
So about a month ago I sent in an outline to a sort of "request for proposals" on an online parenting journal called A Fine Parent. It was accepted and I wrote the article. Well, today it was published!!! Here it is!! http://afineparent.com/emotional-intelligence/active-listening.html I am incredibly proud of it as it combines my MA degree … Continue reading I’m PUBLISHED!!!