The Definitive Guide to Authoritative Parenting and How to Do It Right The primary purpose I have here is to help parents, especially young and new parents, understand how to interact with and relate to their children in a way that positively impacts their development. There are many trends, terms, and different parenting styles including […]
How to shift strong willed children from anger and defiance to success
Want helpful, responsible children? Teach these 7 life skills before age 5
My children aren’t perfect, by any means. But I will say that in raising them I have tried to instill life skills before age 5 that reinforce responsibility, dependability, and helpfulness. Basically before they start kindergarten, every child I believe should be equipped with basic life skills. So many skills are fairly easy to teach […]
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Cleaning up is a life skill – 3 strategies to encourage kids to help
New research exposes devastating crisis of parenting without help
There is a loneliness to raising kids without family in close proximity, without genuinely close friends, and without help. I recognized long ago that it really did take a village to raise a child — but not because that was how a healthy child was to be raised, but because that’s how mentally healthy parents […]