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Ally Parenting- A Path from Conflict to Cooperatio...

Do you have a child who ignores you when you give directions, or argues with you like an attorney trying to change your mind, or refuses to talk to you other than with a few words or grunts? If you do, then Ally Parenting – The path from conflict to cooperation is for you. Each of these challenges creates a painful wall between you and your child that can melt away with an Ally Parenting approach. Ally Parenting is the...

How to Melt the Wall Between Mothers and Daughters

The mother-daughter relationship is particularly challenging because both sides desire and value emotional connection, whether it’s negative or positive. Because of this deep desire, when circumstances erode the emotional connection, both parties feel hurt and can resort to unhelpful language and actions that further the divide. However, even after a wall has developed, I have guided many mothers with daughters ages 8 to 18...

Ally Parenting: How to get through walls….ge...

Do you face any of these painful parent-child walls with your children? Do your kids… Ignore you? Argue with you? Refuse to share with you? If this sounds familiar, then Ally Parenting: How to get through walls…gently is the tool you need. Through the Ally Parenting approach, you will master the parenting skills, wisdom, and confidence to gently melt down those tough walls. In this book, you will learn the exact language you...

Finding Solutions with Your Kids Using the Collabo...

Finding solutions can be challenging. Maybe you don’t know how to start the process, or your children won’t respond, or even if you do develop a plan, their enthusiasm wanes quickly, and you’re left feeling discouraged. You can successfully solve problems together when you pick a challenge or request that both of you have an invested interest in solving and follow my 5 Step Joint Problem Solving Process.  Challenge examples...

Keep Control of Video Gaming in Your Home

Parents struggle with setting limits on video game playing to the point of feeling powerless. It can feel like the video game companies are controlling your children. However, you have more power than you think to keep video gaming obsession out of your home. Whereas drug and alcohol use often begins during the teen years outside the home, video gaming can begin at a very young age right in front of your eyes. Since alcohol...

Dad Successfully Uses Limits and Boundaries with E...

  Setting clear expectations with a strong-willed child can be challenging. When they’re young, they have big tantrums that parents often want to avoid. This desire to avoid tantrums creates a pattern of parents giving in to appease the tantrum rather than remaining firm and implementing the clear, strong limit the child needs. The following real life coaching scenario from June of 2016 involves a dad, Ben, learning how...