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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, …

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 …

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