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 first step to handle this problem is to ask yourself: “What is the real reason my child doesn’t want to go to bed?” This is an important step for toddlers to teens! For children, there are … [Read more...] about Bedtime Routines For Children Stop Bedtime Battles
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 learns from … [Read more...] about 5 Parenting “No-No’s” That I Allow Because… Well, Just Because!
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 as he was the … [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 children? Are you frustrated because your little angel is starting to act more like your little devil? Children need boundaries. A Guide To Setting Rules For Children: Don't feel bad, you are not alone. These are issues I … [Read more...] about Boundaries And Setting Rules For Children