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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

Using Screen Time to Teach Self-Management!

Peace In Your Home Co-Founder Susie Walton shares how to teach kids to manage their own screen time now, so they won’t have to struggle with it when they’re on their own in college!

Using Screen Time to Teach Self-Management!

television-kidsSo often I hear from parents of […]

By |January 17th, 2014|Ages 13-18, Ages 8-12, Blog|Comments Off on Using Screen Time to Teach Self-Management!

Tone – The Verbal Expression of Our Feelings

Pam Dunn writes in her soon-to-be published book that your tone of voice reveals how you are really feeling. Enjoy this excerpt from "It's Time to Look Inside- to see yourself and everyone through the lens of magnificence" and consider how your tone affects your children and parenting.

By |January 16th, 2014|Blog, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Tone – The Verbal Expression of Our Feelings

Peek Inside the Secret World of Boys: Masterminds & Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman

The New Rules of Boy World

Masterminds WingmenWhen I found out I was having a baby boy, I remember having very mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was disappointed. No ribbons, no ballet tutus, no matching outfits… On the other hand, I was relieved. […]

By |September 26th, 2013|Blog, Boys|Comments Off on Peek Inside the Secret World of Boys: Masterminds & Wingmen, by Rosalind Wiseman

Parental Involvement in School Projects: Too Much of a Good Thing

Some parents do their kids' projects and homework for them because they want to help, but it's actually hindering their kids' learning. How much help is too much?

By |February 28th, 2013|Blog, Positive Parenting, School|Comments Off on Parental Involvement in School Projects: Too Much of a Good Thing

Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

In this video clip from the TEDxAFC Conference in San Diego, California, Parenting Expert Susie Walton tells us how to center ourselves when our children (or anyone in life) challenges our patience: Press you Pause Button! This is a great parenting tip for frustrated parents!

By |January 11th, 2013|Blog, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

Teaching Kids to Work Out Problems for Themselves

I’ve always taught my kids to tell the teacher when something happens in class or on the playground. But I also want to teach them to solve problems on their own, with win-win. I know there’s a lot of stigma behind being a tattle-tale, but there’s are times—like bullying—when they should tell an adult. How do I go about teaching the difference or is this something they just need to work out themselves?

By |March 13th, 2012|FAPQ|Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Work Out Problems for Themselves

How Do I Get My 2 Year Old to Stop Throwing Food?

My son throws his food on the floor and laughs when I have to go pick it up. I think he thinks my reaction is funny. Is there a good consequence for this?

By |March 13th, 2012|Ages 0-3, FAPQ, Meal Times|Comments Off on How Do I Get My 2 Year Old to Stop Throwing Food?

How Kids Can Play Outside Safely When You Don’t Live in a Great Neighborhood

Letting our kids play outside has numerous benefits to their health and cognitive development. How can working parents fit in playing outside, especially when they don't live in great neighborhoods?

By |March 13th, 2012|Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on How Kids Can Play Outside Safely When You Don’t Live in a Great Neighborhood

Does Birth Order Affect the Personalities of Triplets?

I have triplets, and they couldn’t be more different.  I’m noticing that they are taking on the typical personality types of the first born, middle child, and youngest child even if they were born minutes apart.  Could I be contributing to this somehow?

By |March 10th, 2012|FAPQ|Comments Off on Does Birth Order Affect the Personalities of Triplets?