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Parenting an Out of Control Child

My son, I just love him so much, I think he should consider an acting career. I am trying to find ways for him to calm down after he gets hurt (parenting an out of control child). Tonight he stepped on a splinter and I had to pull it out. I realize that it probably […]

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YES or NO?

The experts have told us that consistency is one key to effective parenting. We all know this in theory; however, in practice, we often fall short. What does consistency mean? The dictionary defines consistent as “constant in adhering to principals.” Therefore, to become consistent in parenting means that we address situations based on our family […]

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Hey Mom, Telling Your Daughter She’s Beautiful isn’t Enough

I am fat. Almost always have been and, most likely, will always be to some degree or another. My mother disagrees. Of course. That’s her job. However, despite her love for me, she still taught me the art of self-loathing. My mother is beautiful. She has small, round hands and feet. Her eyes are an […]

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10 Ways to be a Stronger Parent

Our kids need us to be the adult. They need us to be resolute, they need us to be fearless. The fact is, if our children never get angry with us, then we’re not doing our job as parents. It seems as if today so many parents don’t actually want to be parents. Oh, they […]

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Parenting Tips That Guide Children to Behave

Effective discipline has much more to do with communication than control.  Many parents feel that to control their children is to be a good parent.  However, studies have shown that parenting tips that provide less coercive discipline can be related to better outcomes for children.  If the coercive parenting is replaced with a firm and […]

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10 Ways You’re a Good Parent

The more I journey through the adventures of parenthood, the more I realize how drastically my life has changed in the last 2 years. Not just because I have another human that I am responsible to take care of, but because I see the world new again – through my daughter’s eyes. Where everything is […]

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Time For You to Get Healthy

It seems like everyone and everything needs your attention — but nothing needs your attention for every single minute of every day. Why not set aside one hour of each day for yourself? During that hour, you will not take care of anyone but you Get motivation to exercise It’s hard to find the motivation […]

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