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…

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Resilient and Confident Children Sprout From Collaborative Families

Often parents try to force kids into cooperating, and they wonder why they won’t. Force and collaboration don’t work together. You can’t use the Director Parenting Role (like a boss who gives orders) and force cooperation. The only way to build true cooperation, is to use the Collaborator Parenting Role whenever possible. Deciding on which…

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7 Steps for Talking with Teens About Tough Topics – Intro

Learning specific communication tools can make talking with your teen about tough topics easier.  In this blog post series, I’ll help you gain greater expertise and confidence during these “tough topic talks” so your teen will be responsive, and you will have fruitful conversations together.  … The 7 steps to Creating Successful Discussions With Your…

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A Minor Shift in Parenting Directions Gets Big Positive Results

Parents of a 5 and 9-year-old Share Their Success Story. We’ve been working with Cynthia as private coaching clients for a month and we’ve already learned how our language was creating rebellion in both our 9 year-old and our 5-year-old. We were thinking that our children were the problems… Their behavior was challenging, however, the…

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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…

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