Emotional Support for Kids During the Pandemic and Beyond

This is the role-play skit that Parenting Expert Cynthia Klein did with podcaster Sarah Baker of Momma Stories Podcast Posted May 15, 2020. Below are 3 role-plays to illustrate how an adult’s response to a child expressing their struggles can either block or open up communication.   An adult uses the Supporter Role when the…

Keep A Long-Range View (Believe In Your Children)

Parents can easily get stuck feeling frustrated with their child’s behavior and think their child will never change.  Finding themselves thinking that their child is a little too selfish a little too often, uncooperative, careless, out of control, or too emotional…leading to fear that they will always be this way. Good news! Your child is…

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 them.” “When…