How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling
Communicating With Kids

How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling

I don’t know why a trip to the grocery store with my oldest always results in a public temper tantrum, but it does. For the longest time, he would exhibit something close to a mental breakdown over the kiddie shopping carts. Whomever invented those is the bane of my existence. My son is a strong-willed…

Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation
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Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation

I stood in the elevator looking down at my strong-willed toddler on the floor. He sat up, swung his head backwards and let out another ginormous “WAAAAAAAA.” When the elevator stopped on the third floor my heart skipped 3 beats before sinking into the abyss of anxiety in my stomach. The doors opened to another…

The Key to Helping a Perfectionist Child Is The Opposite of What You’d Think
Communicating With Kids

The Key to Helping a Perfectionist Child Is The Opposite of What You’d Think

Inside: Learn simple tools to help your perfectionist child learn to try again without nagging or fighting. Many approaches to helping a child with perfectionism don’t work, but THIS does. Post may contain affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. It…