How Can I Discipline My Two-Year-Old

My 2-year-old is really flexing her muscles. She still looks like a baby, but is acting like a kid. A lot of throwing and looking at me and making not good choices. Can I discipline her – and how? Discipline is about teaching life lessons. It’s about taking responsibility for one’s choices and actions. Discipline […]

Is it OK for Kids to Quit?

My kid is in ballet, but wants to quit. She went to 4 classes and is over it. Is it OK for kids to quit? Let’s start here: If you try an art class and really don’t like it, what would you do? Go each week to have a miserable time? NO WAY. On the […]

Raising an Independent Toddler

I want to make my toddler independent but I also don’t want to push her too much. What to do? The look on a child’s face when they have accomplished a task is amazing, but before they master a task there will be some frustration. Don’t let that dissuade you. We don’t need to fear […]

What Can I Do About My Rude Toddler?

My toddler is becoming disrespectful. Her go-to response for me is yelling and rudeness. What can I do about this? I want her to express herself but frankly, I also want her to stop yelling at me. Ahhh, that fine line between empowerment and a tiny screaming gremlin. The first thing to do is chill […]

Sharing is Not Always Mandatory

It is playground time and I’m not sure how to handle sharing. If my child rides her balance bike to the playground, should I let other kids play on it if they want? How about other toys that she brings? If you brought a book to the playground and someone saw it, said it looked […]

Setting Up a Stress-Less Summer

I love the summer, but with it comes fights about drinking water and putting on sunscreen. The kids are bored and travel is a nightmare.  Help me make this summer less stressful! Summer fun is great but YES it does come with some stress. Here is how to chill out this summer. Get the sunscreen […]

What to Do When Time Out Isn’t Working

I know people who spank, but there are so many studies that say no way, and it has really been in the news lately. I want to try other options but what? Time Out just isn’t working for us. I hear you. First let’s change the way we see discipline. Discipline is not about making […]

Taming Out-of-Line Behavior

My kid is mean to me. She yells at me, stomps her feet, even hits me. I know that she is tiny but it’s tough. I want to keep her spirit but not the nasty. When I hear situations such as this from clients, and even friends, I ask the parents, “Why does your child […]