In my last post, readers were invited to consider their right and responsibility to deny requests children make when those requests are not healthy for the child or for others. Being unable to deny children what they demand can create high levels of overindulgence, which ultimately can become quite toxic for a child’s emotional and […]
Much of parenting involves the powerful and sometimes overwhelming experience of falling in love with one’s baby, and eventually one’s toddler, and the child who emerges in each new phase of growth and development. Our hearts can swell with pride and joy as our children mature, surprising us with their budding achievements and abilities to […]
Being a healthy and effective disciplinarian requires deciding what your strategies will be before limit-setting situations or consequences may occur. Picturing an Effective Disciplining Report Card with each of its “grades” can help parents better focus on what will make them healthier and more effective each time they need to assume the role of disciplinarian.