How to Stop Your Child From Lying and Teach Them to Tell the Truth

How to Stop Your Child From Lying and Teach Them to Tell the Truth

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t read the first part of this 2-part series, you can read it here: The 8 Types of Lies Kids Tell. It provides good…

Why Is My Child Lying? 8 Different Types of Lies Kids Tell

Why Is My Child Lying? 8 Different Types of Lies Kids Tell

I’ve been catching my two five-year-olds lying more than normal lately. They’re pretty innocent lies but I still feel a little hurt that my kid finds the…

Why Forcing Children to Eat Has Long-Lasting Negative Effects

Why Forcing Children to Eat Has Long-Lasting Negative Effects

Every parent, at one point or maybe at every meal, will worry that their children aren’t eating enough, getting enough vegetables, or taking enough bites to fill…

Teaching Children About Body Autonomy & Giving Them The Right to Say “No”

Teaching Children About Body Autonomy & Giving Them The Right to Say “No”

My child’s body is her own. It is not mine. I do not own her body nor can I say I know what personal boundaries she feels…

10 Screen-Free Alternatives Before Bedtime

10 Screen-Free Alternatives Before Bedtime

It’s incredibly easy to sit your kids in front of the TV or a tablet before bedtime, especially when you’ve had a long day, still need to…

How Do I Help My Children Build Body Confidence When I Struggle With it Myself?

How Do I Help My Children Build Body Confidence When I Struggle With it Myself?

I know that teaching my daughter that confidence in herself and being confident with her body starts at home and it starts with me. I know this…

Family Traditions For a Memorable Childhood

Family Traditions For a Memorable Childhood

Creating traditions with your family builds positive family connections and bonds between parents and children and among siblings. The traditions and habits you create for your family…

How to Create a Peacful Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

How to Create a Peacful Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

Aw… sleep. It’s what all parents (desperately) want, but with babies and young toddlers, sleep can sometimes seem elusive. Getting your baby on a bedtime routine creates…

Choosing to “Redshirt” Our Kids From Kindergarten

Choosing to “Redshirt” Our Kids From Kindergarten

Making the choice whether to send our twins to Kindergarten at 5 or 6 was stressful. I certainly lost sleep over whether we were making the right…

Put an End to Power Struggles with Your Child

Put an End to Power Struggles with Your Child

Power struggles with your children over what they want to do and don’t want to do can happen over seemingly the littlest things. It can make you…

Creating Your Own Parenting Style: Why Your Childhood May be Holding You Back

Creating Your Own Parenting Style: Why Your Childhood May be Holding You Back

The style of parenting we use; how we treat our kids, show love, encourage them, choose to discipline them, and how we react to positive behavior and misbehavior…

Why Too Much Praise & Saying “Good Job” May Actually Hurt Kids

Why Too Much Praise & Saying “Good Job” May Actually Hurt Kids

Until earlier this year, I used to catch myself telling our kids, “good job” as a blanket statement of praise. I had developed a bad habit of…

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