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What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

Tone of Voice: A parent’s key to knowing the meaning behind the words.

Last weekend I took a coaching certification class offered at www.yourinfinitelylifeonline.com called Power/Empathy/Tone of Voice Concepts.  This is one of their “Advanced Mastery Classes” for coaching and teaching the courses they offer.  I”m busy working on […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Ages 0-3, Ages 13-18, Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, Big Kids, Blog, Boys, Consequences, FAPQ, Fighting, Girls, Listening, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

“My Favorite Age”: Loving Your Kids Where They’re At

Another summer vacation comes to a close, and in a few short days, my son Kevin begins a brand new school year.  He’ll be starting fifth grade this September, his last year in elementary school. As all parents often do, I find myself wondering where the all the time […]

By |August 26th, 2013|Big Kids, Blog, Courses, Featured, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on “My Favorite Age”: Loving Your Kids Where They’re At

Class Size of 1: Fusion Academy of Solana Beach, CA

The slogan on Fusion Academy’s brochure goes, “You’ve never been schooled like this before.” After a tour of their Solana Beach campus, I’m inclined to agree. Find out what makes this alternative school so refreshingly different.

By |November 8th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Kids' Environment|Comments Off on Class Size of 1: Fusion Academy of Solana Beach, CA

Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

When it comes to respect, you get what you give! Susie Walton speaks about how she was able to achieve mutual respect with each of her four children-- and she shares how other parents can do the same!

By |October 16th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

True Parenting Goals

Often we get bogged down by our everyday parenting challenges (bedtime, homework, chores, curfew, etc.) that we forget that the bigger picture is actually of our kids as ADULTS! How is what we do as parents today really helping to shape our children's tomorrows? Jeff Everage talks about what he wants for his kids, and how he plans on delivering.

By |October 12th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on True Parenting Goals

The Joy in Raising Teens, Part 2

In the second installment of our two-part series on raising teens, parenting expert Susie Walton shares what she learned from raising four teen-aged boys of her own. In Part 1, Walton discusses how to maintain a joyful outlook when your teens are hurting and how to experience the ups and downs of life with your teen. Here are 3 more lessons, shared through her personal experiences.

By |September 27th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog|Comments Off on The Joy in Raising Teens, Part 2

My Mom Took a Parenting Course: The Impact of Redirecting Children’s Behavior on a Teen’s Life

Every day we hear from parents whose lives have been transformed by taking a live or online parenting course. What do the kids have to say about it? Do the children see any improvements in their lives? We talk to Redirecting Children's Behavior Instructor Carmen Adame and her teenaged daughter to find out!

By |September 26th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on My Mom Took a Parenting Course: The Impact of Redirecting Children’s Behavior on a Teen’s Life

The Joy in Raising Teens, Part 1

In this two-part series, parenting expert Susie Walton talks about finding the joy in parenting teenagers, even through the challenges and heartbreaks they go through in these important growing years. Your teen may have a lot to learn, but there is also plenty teens can teach their parents.

By |September 14th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Joy in Raising Teens, Part 1

Homework Tips for Parents

Homework can be as much work for parents as it is for children! Resistance to homework can cause stress, fights, and at times can drag on for far longer than necessary. Our staff writer, who just so happens to be a retired grade school teacher and parent herself, shares her experiences, along with some tips from the U.S. Department of Education to help parents work out a homework routine and make the most of their evenings.

By |September 4th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Homework Tips for Parents

The What If Game: A Parenting Tool for All Ages, All Situations

Do you ever wonder what your child would do if they encountered a new, unpleasant situation without you there to guide them, like toy-snatching at preschool, a bullying issue in grade school, or even peer pressure to do drugs in high school? There’s a very simple parenting tool out there to help prepare your kids for conflicts or issues they may encounter, even before they happen-- and it works for any age level and any imaginable situation.

By |August 29th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The What If Game: A Parenting Tool for All Ages, All Situations