Key points from online class: How to Relieve Tween’s Stress and Anxiety and Create Calm

On Wednesday, October 25th, I taught the “How to Relieve Tween’s Stress and Anxiety Confidently and Create Calm” class. I included a new interactive activity on Zoom where folks could annotate on the slide with a circle, underline, check, etc. to show their choices. Many parents passionately underlined and pointed to “not doing chores” as…

Stop Parent-Child Power Struggles by Stopping These Words

To win cooperation from strong-willed children, focus on not being adversarial, pleading, or fearful of resistance.  These types of responses feel disrespectful or weak which diminishes your authority and often opens the door to power struggles. Avoid these common responses.   Answering your kid’s “why?” when they already know the answer. You’ll end up defending…

How Parents Can Teach Siblings to Solve Their Fighting

Are you being “forced” to judge sibling conflicts?   As difficult as they are, each sibling conflict gives us an opportunity to either teach our children or to try to control our children.   When we use discipline parenting strategies we are approaching the conflict as a teachable moment; an opportunity for our children to…

What To Do When Your Kids Say, “I’m Bored! There’s Nothing to Do.”

The Supporter Parenting Role: The “Boredom Problem” Example   Child: “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”   Potential parent responses: “What do you mean you’re bored and there’s nothing to do? You can help me fold the laundry, play with your sister, or read.” “I buy you all of these toys, and you just ignore…