I love eating at buffets. Several dozen choices for main dish, side dish and even dessert make my day. Even though I’m trying to eat sensibly and avoid multiple trips, the number of choices alone makes eating at a buffet worthwhile. It’s not the quantity of food; it’s the choices.…View More More Choices, Please
You’ve probably said it. I know you’ve heard someone else say it. If nothing else, your parents said it to you. One child takes a toy from her brother and he hits her for snatching it. It’s a perfect opportunity to insist: “Say you’re sorry.” But he doesn’t want to.…View More Say You’re Sorry
I was caught off guard. My fear of the smell of smoke on the porch put me into survival mode. Then I realized that I was talking in sharp, questioning phrases that sounded accusing and even harsh. Needless to say, nothing I wanted to happen could follow that display. Defenses…View More SO Frustrated!
Parents everywhere have struggled with the decision of whether to give their child an expensive electronic device, like an iPhone. Coming up with the money for your own phone may have been enough of a challenge. For those who decide to bring their children into the digital world, another major…View More Mom, I Broke My Phone
This week marks 14 years of publishing tips and helps in weekly articles here. I appreciate the opportunity to think out loud and help other families at the same time! Over these 14 years and the dozen years ahead of that, Iâ€™ve tried to focus on anything that could connect…View More I’ll Try Anything
I recently attended a refresher training in Denver with the Love and Logic people who have been training for over 40 years. One of the questions that drove me to seek further training was how to intervene when dealing with kids who have experienced severe trauma. I remember being in…View More Consistent Friendly Intervention