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…

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…

The need and challenge to change the adversarial parenting approach.

Raising kids is so challenging because we are emotional beings at our core. Our children’s words and actions can easily trigger our childhood memories so quickly that we react emotionally rather than logically. Our parent-child interactions may trigger feeling hurt, rejected, ignored, disrespected, etc. as a child, so we lash out as if we were…