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What is your child’s biggest struggle?

Getting dressed in the morning. Winding down for bed time. Separating from you. Getting along with their siblings. Finishing homework.  There are so many areas of day to day life that can be a struggle for families. Sometimes there are so many little struggles that it feels like life with your child is a constant …

Sensitivity in the Classroom

It’s that time of year again. The kids are getting settled into the new school year. They’re getting to know their teachers and classmates, and the transitions to and from school are starting to smooth out. It’s also the time of year that teachers start noticing that there’s something different about our sensitive kids. If …

What would it look like if it were easy?

“Parenting is no joke.” We hear it all the time. We internalize it before we even have kids, maybe even when we are kids ourselves. With this message so deeply ingrained in us, it’s no wonder we struggle as parents! Have you ever stopped to think about what it would look like if parenting were …

What’s Your Endgame?

The way we respond to our children when their behavior does not meet our expectations matters. Let me say that again. The way we respond to our children when their behavior does not meet our expectations matters. Notice what comes first? As a society, we have been conditioned to react to children’s behavior. To shut …

“I just want them to be happy.”

How often have you heard this? Better yet, how often have you thought it? We dream of giving our children the best possible childhood, and our hopes for their happiness are so well-intentioned. And when we have good intentions, when we know our actions are coming from a good place, we tend to set aside …

You Are in Control.

This is not standard parenting advice. But you’re not the standard parent, right? I mean, you’re here, you’re thinking about how you can improve your relationship with your child, how you can better support their sensitivity. This one is huge: Shift your thinking. We all have patterns of thinking that influence the way we feel …

Sharing Our Sleep Journey

A couple of months ago, I shared our family’s journey with sleep to date on a facebook live. I shared it publicly because I wanted to be really clear in my belief that sleep patterns look different for every child, what works for one family may not work for another, AND there’s so much to …

Elmo Vs. The Professor

I’m going to say it again. The way we talk to our kids matters. I’ve written a lot about the power of the words we choose, I even have a free download that gives parents five simple changes they can make to their language that will have a positive impact on their relationship with their …

Let’s face up to the consequences

Hitting. Biting. Running away. One of the trickiest things as a parent is figuring out how to supportively navigate non-negotiable behaviors. If we grew up with a punishment and reward model, it can be hard to break away from that foundation. When our children do something that we know we would have been punished for, …

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