One of the biggest issues that parents have these days is getting kids to sleep without getting into a power struggle. I know this can be difficult, but there is a way to make it better. The best way to stop bedtime battles is to have clearly communicated bedtime routines for children that you practice every night. Here is how and why to make a toddler bedtime routine and … [Read more...] about How To Make A Toddler Bedtime Routine
If you have read many of my past columns you know that I am not very strict with my son. And I take a lot of pride in my parenting skills - even if they are a little laid back at items! We have a great relationship because it is based on trust and respect and making decisions together. I let him get away with some things because he is a good kid and ultimately he … [Read more...] about 5 Parenting No-Nos We Do Anyway, Guilt-Free!
As we head into Father's Day weekend, I want to pass along to you some of the basic rules of parenting that I use to raise my son. Tools that I learned from my wonderful father. My dad was simply awesome. No two ways about it. He was my best friend, my teacher, coach, buddy, helper, supporter, and he was even the best man at my wedding (he deserved that role … [Read more...] about My Three Rules Of Parenting
Discipline and setting rules for children can be challenging. Is the word "no" part of your vocabulary? Do you have trouble enforcing the rules with your kids? Are you frustrated because your little angel is starting to act more like your little devil? Children need boundaries. Here is what you need to know about setting boundaries and enforcing rules in a fair but responsive … [Read more...] about Boundaries And Setting Rules For Children