Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Feeling Peace of Mind Versus Anxiety

 

How often are your kids in a calm, peaceful state? Kids do their best when they are feeling safe and calm. Being in a calm emotional state is essential for optimal learning.

Football quarterbacks also perform their best when they are calm and focused. They can take in the big picture, avoid getting sacked and complete amazing passes. You can see it in their eyes when they are calm versus frazzled. Once they are frazzled, they make lots of mistakes. Just like quarterbacks, your kids are at their best when they are calm. 

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Rushing and Stressing

Do you get stressed trying to get your kids going somewhere on time? Do you find yourself yelling at them to get going? If so, you'll be able to relate to this clip from Modern Family! Watch to find out what other options you have rather than yelling louder.  


 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Apologizing Takes Courage

How do you apologize to your kids when you've made a mistake? As a parent you will certainly make mistakes. Your kids will learn to apologize by watching how you apologize.

 


 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Oversized Consequences

How do you choose consequences for misbehavior? How can you use consequences that help your child learn from a mistake? How do you avoid huge, inappropriate consequences? 


 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Asking To Go To A Party

How do you respond when your teen surprises you with asking to go to a party?  What do you say when you really think your teen should be studying instead?



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Complaining About Food

How do you respond when your child complains about the food being served?  The pressure is higher when your child does this in a public setting like a restaurant. 




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Kids Biting

No parent wants their child to be the biter at preschool!   How do you respond if your child is biting others?