Getting Sticky – Positive Parenting

Getting Sticky – Positive Parenting

Okay, parents of teens! Picture yourself having one of those “tough discussions” with your child. (Okay, it’s really an argument.) You’re sternly insisting, “It needs to be THIS way!” Your teen is emphatically arguing, “No, it has to be THAT way!” You could shake your...

Activate Teaching Parent Mode

Try this. Next time you’re feeling frustrated by your child’s misbehavior, name the behavior that’s driving you crazy…and then RENAME it with a positive term. For example, if your child is being STUBBORN, you could think, “Boy, he certainly has PERSISTENCE!” Or if...

What’s the Message?

I was Clara in “The Nutcracker.” My 9-year-old aspiring ballerina self’s first real ballet! I felt so special, elated to have been selected for the role. Except we had an important rehearsal on the same weekend that my parents had planned a camping trip. Miss Jan was...