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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, …

Holding Boundaries

I often hear parents talk about setting limits for their kids. Sometimes they’re actually talking about holding clear boundaries, but often they really do mean setting limits or establishing ground rules. Holding clear boundaries is a healthy practice in all relationships, including your relationship with your children. Setting limits, on the other hand, may encompass holding …

Mindset Matters

Our mindset makes such a difference in how we show up as parents. In this video, I share a couple of mindset shifts that really pave the way to a smoother, deeper relationship with our children. I’d love to hear more about your journey in the comments. Have you done any work on your mindset …

When do children develop empathy?

One of the questions I hear a lot from parents is about the development of empathy. We strive to raise compassionate human beings, and we want to know what we can expect at different stages. Many of us are quite eager to encourage our children to consider how other people feel. It’s what we remember …

Two CEO Parents Creating One Family System

I’m so excited to announce that I will be a featured expert in Joshua Castillo’s upcoming Masterclass Series! I talked with Joshua over the weekend, and my Masterclass focuses on the power of creating a daily rhythm for your family and one way to reduce conflicts between parents and start truly parenting as a team. …

The connection between our emotions and our reactions

When we think of emotions and reactions, we often identify our emotional experience as our reactions. In this video, I explore the idea that our emotions actually precede our reactions. When we begin to view our emotions as separate from our actions, we can choose to experience our emotions without reacting emotionally. If this intrigues …

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