Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Game of Thrones. I devoured 5 seasons in 3 months this past summer and I wait with baited breath for the new ones....
Do you know the adage, When mom's happy, everyone's happy? It's not always true, but there is something to the fact that when parents are not taking care of themselves, they will find it harder to look after anyone else.
This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.
I recently read an article in Business Insider about how often women overuse the word 'just'. In it, the author points out that it has become a 'permi...
It is neither the threat of the police nor being baked in a convection oven that evokes the most fear in Greek children; it is not the wooden spoon or sandal either. It's the death stare of a Greek mother -- or what I like to call, the Voldemort of punishments.
We can strive to do better. After all, leadership is an art. Like other disciplines, it takes determination, practice,refinement, and continual improvement.
Many grandparents feel it is their right or even their duty to become co-conspirators in breaking mom and dad's rules. While it can seem charming, parents often find it extremely upsetting. Not only are their children doing things they don't approve of, but they may find themselves revisiting childhood frustrations around not feeling heard.
Sitting in a restaurant recently, I overheard my son say something to his young child. And I knew it wasn't going to work out well for them. It wasn...
The measure of our success as a parent is not how much they win at sport or excel at school. It's how well we set them up to thrive in the bigger game of life. Doing that, requires encouraging them to pursue big ambitions, learning how to handle failure and building the "muscles for life." Here's seven ways to do just that.
Somewhere among the late responders stands the choreographer. While the dancer can improvise her response to a cataclysm on the spot, the choreographer must devise a language of movement that must first be conveyed to a dancer who in turn must convey it to an audience.
Here's a few specifics on why it doesn't work (except in the VERY short-term -- and parenting is NOT a short-term project), and what you can do instead to foster connection and cooperation in your home.
Having productive conversations with kids on their "non-breath-of-fresh-air days" is no easy feat. But it's doable.
When parents help their frustrated kids simply feel their sadness or disappointment, they move from aggression toward acceptance.
I don't have children of my own, but my sisters are eighteen and twenty years younger than me, respectively, and I've worked in childcare and education. Interacting with other people's children is easy when they're angels, and challenging when they're ... well, normal.
Children don't want to do what they don't want to do. Whether it's tidying their room, taking out the trash, or putting on their pajamas, if a child doesn't see the need to get a task checked off of your list -- or they simply don't feel like it -- she will do her best to avoid it.
The word "discipline" is often misunderstood. The main goal of discipline is to help the child develop into a decent, likable adult, capable of survival in a social milieu, rather than one who is submissive to, or rebellious against, the socialization process.