Dad Successfully Uses Limits and Boundaries with Empathy Coaching Suggestions from Cynthia Klein

  Setting clear expectations with a strong-willed child can be challenging. When they’re young, they have big tantrums that parents often want to avoid. This desire to avoid tantrums creates a pattern of parents giving in to appease the tantrum rather than remaining firm and implementing the clear, strong limit the child needs. The following…

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The Art of Listening Between Parents and Children for Cooperation

In the summer issue of Parenting on the Peninsula magazine, my article, The Art of Listening Openly, is published. Most parents just don’t know how to listen without giving advice, commanding, placating, interrogating, distracting and other communication blocks. I invite you to read the entire article. Here is a beginning teaser: Children’s emotions can often surge…

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