Sticks and Stones My Ass-- What to do When Your Kid Calls You Names, Part 3

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Last week we learned that anger is always a secondary emotion.…
Teen yelling

Sticks and Stones My Ass-- What to do When Your Kid Calls You Names, Part 2

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I hope you took some time this week to figure out what you’ll…

Sticks and Stones My Ass-- What to do When Your Kid Calls You Names, Part 1

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Whether is a*hole, jerk, dummy, or stupid, it hurts when our…

The Highly Sensitive Child, Part Three: Pushing Through an Overwhelming Environment

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Now that we have an understanding of how your child experiences…

The Highly Sensitive Child, Part Two: Understanding Those Meltdowns

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Some highly sensitive people have likened their experiences to living in a body without skin. New experiences are not inviting, they are scary. 

Feelings Uno

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UNO is a great game to help parents learn more about the emotions…

5 Ways to Tell if Your Child is Highly Sensitive

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Dr. Elaine Aron writes about the highly sensitive temperament…

How to Turn Your Worrier into a Warrior with Validation

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In a previous post I spoke about empathy, and how we can use…
Mom and son ignoring each other

Tough Sh*t!

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 "I would NEVER talk back to my parents like that!" Sound familiar? You can experience success with your child if you focus on acknowledging their struggle to comply.
Dad shouting at son with bullhorn

Don't Shoot!

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Does getting your child to comply sometimes feels like a hostage negotiation? Parents often report they struggle with balancing the time it takes to explain their request with the expectation that their child should just do what they tell them to do when they tell them to do it.