Book Review: Parenting Without Power Struggles

In the book, Parenting Without Power Struggles, parents will find actionable suggestions that are doable today. The author, Susan Stiffelman, will give you a new perspective into what is really going on between you and your children when faced with a dissenting issue like homework or meltdowns. Then, she goes one step further and gives … Read moreBook Review: Parenting Without Power Struggles

Teens and Cell Phones: Set the Rules for Cell Phone Use

Teen Cell Phones Use Rules

Cell phones are more than just a phone to a teenager. They are their link to the friends, status, and world. They use them to connect with friends, read, do homework, shop, play games, find out what time practice is, talk to their sibling at college, etc. To parents, it seems like there is really … Read moreTeens and Cell Phones: Set the Rules for Cell Phone Use

Organizing Your Family’s Morning Routine

morning routines tips for parents

What does having a good morning mean in your house? Does it mean it’s all good as long as everyone gets out the door semi-on-time? Or do you set higher goals, like having everyone’s teeth brushed and wearing clothes that match? If this sounds like the morning that’s happening in your home, read on and … Read moreOrganizing Your Family’s Morning Routine

Useful Rules for Successful Parents: Kids and Stealing

One bad behavior parents have a very hard time dealing with is stealing. That’s because in society, stealing is a crime and we don’t like to think of our children as little criminals. Well, I’m here to tell you that they are not criminals, but you are right to think that stealing is a very … Read moreUseful Rules for Successful Parents: Kids and Stealing

Set Reasonable Expectations That Will Motivate Your Kids

One key parenting skill that helps when disciplining or communicating with your children is knowing how to set a reasonable expectation. When you can set an expectation, understand what it is you are asking of your child and then get them to understand it as well, your will be motivating your child to accomplish the … Read moreSet Reasonable Expectations That Will Motivate Your Kids

Useful Rules for Successful Parents: Dealing with Bossy Children

Assertive children have many good attributes that when developed with cooperative strategies can lead to excellent leadership qualities. But if assertive children are allowed to use their traits to ‘be the boss’ of those around them, they end up with a poor sense of self and peers who do not trust them. Not to mention … Read moreUseful Rules for Successful Parents: Dealing with Bossy Children

Keep Yourself From Reinforcing Negative Behavior and Get Positive Behavior Outcomes

Sometimes as parents we just can’t help it. Your toddler body slams the dog, the 2-year-old swears like daddy or your teen sings a very risqué song with the radio and you laugh to yourself. But, your child caught it and they think, that you think, they are funny… so BAM! They start doing it … Read moreKeep Yourself From Reinforcing Negative Behavior and Get Positive Behavior Outcomes

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