Building Relationships

FAMILY MEETINGS

FAMILY MEETINGS

If we had to choose only one parenting tool to use, it would be family meetings.  Positive Parenting: A to Z by Jane Nelson Weekly family meetings made our family’s life a lot smoother. By anticipating what the bumps in the weekly schedule would be, we…

HOLIDAYS

HOLIDAYS

 The holidays are often the times when you and your child are with relatives you don’t see very often. Of course, you want your child to be on their best behavior.  So, then why does she sometimes act her worst? Think about the whole thing from…

LISTENING TO YOUR CHILD

LISTENING TO YOUR CHILD

What would life be like for us if no one listened to our ideas or stories? Just like us, a child wants to be heard. In Kathryn Kvols book Redirecting Children’s Behavior, she suggests listening to your child for five minutes five different times a day:…