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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

Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

Do you have an introverted child? Do you worry that your shy kid is missing out on all the fun and spends too much time alone? Are you afraid that your child won’t get what she wants out of life because she is too timid to speak up? Introversion in children is not necessarily a condition that needs a cure. It’s part of your child’s personality, learning style, and mode of “recharging.” This article explains what introversion is, and how to nurture and celebrate our introverted children

By |March 7th, 2013|Blog, Courses|Comments Off on Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

The Competition Paradox: Is Competition Good for Kids?

Jeff Everage examines the pros and cons of competition to try to answer the question, "Is competition good or bad for our kids?" Was he victorious in finding the answer? Read on to find out.

By |August 8th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Competition Paradox: Is Competition Good for Kids?

Olympic Encouragement Every Day

"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.

By |July 31st, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Olympic Encouragement Every Day

5 Tips for Sane Summer Parenting

Are your school age kids still on summer break? Has the novelty of vacation worn off a bit, and now they are just driving you crazy at home? Here are a few quick tips to beat the Summer Slump.

By |July 25th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Sane Summer Parenting

The Overprotective Parent: Letting Your Child Experience Consequences

In this excerpt from Susie Walton's book, Key to Personal Freedom: How Myths Affect Our Family Lives, Walton tackles the overprotective parent. What you overprotect, you make weak. Letting our children experience the consequences of their mistakes ultimately makes them stronger.

By |July 19th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Overprotective Parent: Letting Your Child Experience Consequences

Providing Encouragement

Jeff Everage uses his own experiences, both as a child and as a father, to illustrate how parents can either be profoundly discouraging or profoundly encouraging. Which do you strive to be? This article explains the foundation of encouragement and ways to provide encouragement to your children.

By |July 18th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Providing Encouragement

Tips to Tearless Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups: Easing Separation Anxiety

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.

By |July 12th, 2012|Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Tips to Tearless Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups: Easing Separation Anxiety

How to Achieve Mutual Respect with Children

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.

By |June 28th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on How to Achieve Mutual Respect with Children

Moving from Blame to Family Problem Solving

"Whose fault is this?" or "Who's to blame?" are the go-to sentiments for when situations or relationships hit rough patches. Jeff Everage explains why figuring out where the blame goes is a waste of time.

By |June 26th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Moving from Blame to Family Problem Solving