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The Ally Parenting Process to Rebuild Trust and Co...

When your child isn’t talking with you about their challenges, it’s time to reflect on what you are saying that is contributing to their silence. They aren’t trusting you enough to share with you. Rather than trying to get them to open up with questions, which feels like an interrogation, learn about the Supporter Parenting Role. The Supporter Role uses the Supporter Problem-Solving Process to connect with their child and...

Care for Yourself So Your Children Learn to Care

“I do so much for my children and they just don’t appreciate it. They think only about themselves. Sometimes, I feel like I’m here simply to give them what they want. Why don’t they think about me?” It’s developmentally appropriate for young children to think only of their needs. As their brain develops, they begin to think about other’s needs. To sacrifice their own needs for yours or someone else’s, however may not happen...

Kids Have to Turn a “No” Into a “...

Let’s say your child says, “Mom, can I hang out with my friends after school?”, or “Dad, I want my own Instagram account, okay.” What do you say? How do you decide when it’s time to give your child more freedoms? You’ll have around 10 years of granting new privileges so it’s best if you have a system rather than reacting emotionally and just saying “No” to be on the safe side. They’ll just sneak instead, anyways. First, it’s...

Online Parenting Class – Stop Struggling wit...

Stop Struggling Virtual Workshop – Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation with Cynthia Klein Stop Struggling is a virtual interactive workshop with me, Cynthia Klein, is for parents of 5 – 16 year olds who wants more harmony in their home and are determined to make this happen. For you, “good enough” isn’t good enough. You want to learn how to pick the most effective strategies for each parent-child conflict so you can...

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...