10 Phrases to Keep Handy When Raising a Strong-Willed Child
Communicating With Kids

10 Phrases to Keep Handy When Raising a Strong-Willed Child

Inside: Learn 10 powerful ways to communicate with your strong-willed child. Plus, my number one secret for raising a strong-willed child and gaining the cooperation you truly want. When my dad was a little boy he used to hold his breath until he passed out. And my grandmother would call the doctor–mind you this was the 1950s–and the…

Pillow Talks With Kids Are Every Parent’s Secret Weapon For Bedtime Cooperation
Toddler Preschooler Sleep Tips

Pillow Talks With Kids Are Every Parent’s Secret Weapon For Bedtime Cooperation

Inside: Tired of exhausting bedtime routines with kids? Pillow talks with kids – THE RIGHT WAY – can transform behavior, build connection and create peace! Conversations with my kids during the day, at dinnertime or after school usually goes something like this… Me: How was your day? Kid: Fine. Me: How are you doing? Or…

Best Morning Routine Tips and Tricks Your Kids Will Actually Follow
Stay at Home Mom Schedule

Best Morning Routine Tips and Tricks Your Kids Will Actually Follow

Morning routines for kids can transform the trajectory of your child’s day. My kids are slugs on weekday mornings; on weekends, they are up before the sun rises. It’s like…they know, which is why routines make such a difference to keep weekday mornings stress-free! I’ve been doing routines with my kids since they were newborns…

How to Build Cooperation, Independence and Listening Using a Printable Schedule for Kids
Schedule / Routine

How to Build Cooperation, Independence and Listening Using a Printable Schedule for Kids

Inside: Whether you’re looking for a toddler schedule or school-aged routine, this printable daily schedule for kids is customizable and can work for any age! “What time do your kids go to bed at night?” a friend asked. When I responded with 7 pm, her jaw felt straight to her pregnant belly. I half-smiled because on…

The Most Important Words You’ll Ever Say to Your Upset Child.
Better Listening

The Most Important Words You’ll Ever Say to Your Upset Child.

I’m already feeling uncomfortable. My stomach twists in a knot as my heart thuds against my chest. Bugs may as well be crawling up the back of my neck. It’s like that. My daughter’s been screaming on and off for the better part of two hours. I can hear her again in the background now,…

After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child
Better Listening

After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child

I was waiting for it – the after holiday attitude from my son. It didn’t happen right away like last year. This year, it happened after we returned home from our Christmas break travels. I was getting ready to take the laundry upstairs, and there he stood on the stairwell landing…swaying, anticipating, eager to tell…