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Technology Time: Setting Limits That Work

Technology Time: Setting Limits That Work

As parents, it is our responsibility to set limits.  And every family’s values and structure is different.  It is important to have a conversation with your child about limits look like in your family long before the technology comes out so that he/she is clear on what the expectations and limits are.  Being clear about the limits and actually following through are the keys to avoiding power struggles.  If we bend and make exceptions here and there we are literally encouraging them to test the limits. 

Hey Warrior Tips to Helping Your Anxious Child

Hey Warrior Tips to Helping Your Anxious Child

I have received numerous emails and messages over the years from parents concerned about their child’s anxious behavior.  That is why I interviewed Karen Young of Hey Sigmund at the end of April.  Many of you missed the live interview so I wanted to recap for you some of the highlights.

Family Conversations To Make The Most Out Of The Presidential Election

Family Conversations To Make The Most Out Of The Presidential Election

The election season is in full swing, and discussion about the various candidates permeates our homes and schools. An election year is a wonderful time to teach children about the electoral process and issues being debated, such as immigration, terrorism, and healthcare. But the media and most voters also spend a lot of time and energy debating the character of the candidates, their behavior, and how they represent themselves, so the election process also presents parents with a plethora of unique opportunities to teach core social-emotional skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and social problem-solving while addressing topics such as accepting differences, dealing with gossip, bullying, and name-calling.

Understanding & Solutions To Sassy Bossy Back Talk

Understanding & Solutions To Sassy  Bossy Back Talk

The smile that lights up your day; that laugh that warms you up with joy and optimism; the ability to show you the world through innocent eyes: kids can be such amazing parts of our lives with their constant ability to learn and grow, teaching us how to see the big picture and to love someone so much it hurts.

And then they learn the word “No.”