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October 10, Private Elementary School Fair, San Ma...

8th Annual Private Elementary School Fair Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM A unique opportunity to engage with 35 schools! The only Peninsula event that connects families with multiple private and independent schools at the same time. Speak informally with school representatives and find the right fit for your child and family. • First 100 families get a beautiful printed guide to schools • Children Are...

Don’t Nag Your Kids! Collaborate Instead

 When you have a problem that both you and your children want to solve, start with the Collaborator Role rather than the Director Role. Everyone will be happier in the family when issues are discussed, solutions are found, and you encourage successful follow through. (Learn how to decide on your role.) You first need to tell your family that you are no longer going to be in charge of, for example, getting out of the house on...

Don’t Interrogate Your Kids About School

It’s that time of year when kids start school and parents want to feel a part of the action. I remember how much I wanted to know how my daughter’s day went. I inquired about what she learned, did she make new friends, and does she have homework. Whether your kids want you to be a part of their school life depends on their personality and age. The younger the child, the more likely they are to share information with you if...

Give Allowance at the End of Your Family Meeting

Life can seem so busy and everyone in a family has different schedules. This makes having a family meeting very challenging. However, unless connection and discussion time is made a priority, the distance between family members will increase and parental influence will decrease. You’ll be running after problems rather than proactively solving problems. So, make a family meeting a priority. It just takes you insisting that...