STEP ONE: Pause and Observe. What emotion are you experiencing? What emotion is your child (or whomever) experiencing?
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 […]
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!
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.
We all know by now that spanking is bad for our children, but constant yelling can be damaging as well. How can parents stop yelling at their kids? Here's a powerful tool that can help parents turn down the volume.
"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry." You can do that with a dose of Olympic Encouragement every day.
There are no perfect parents. There aren’t even near-perfect parents. Instead of trying to be perfect and hiding your mistakes, celebrate them as gifts that give you the opportunity to teach and a chance to get closer with your son or daughter.
Separation anxiety, fear of new situations, and difficulty making transitions can make dropping off kids to daycare or school a real challenge for parents. If drop-offs and pick-ups are struggle with your children, then you will benefit from Kathryn Kvols’ easy tips to ease these transitions.
A key component to a healthy family is mutual respect. When we “demand” respect from our children with yelling and punishment, we aren’t modelling respectful behaviour ourselves. Where did we get the notion that we must break down our children in order to build them up again? Susie Walton's experience has taught her that the best way to get respect from our kids is to give respect to them.
Guest Writer and RCB Instructor Amy Miller shares the "Apology Policy" she and her family members follow in order to repair a disturbed relationship. Sincerity, understanding, acknowledgment, and connection are all key ingredients of an effective "I'm sorry."