Tweak that Time Out so it Works

Tweak that Time Out so it Works

Time-Outs are a waste of time. Don’t you think? I mean, have you found them to be a good learning tool? Have they been effective? They weren’t for me, until I tweaked my approach, just a bit.  Most parents use Time-Outs. Conventional parenting...
Is it OK to Spank?

Is it OK to Spank?

  One of the most common questions parents of young kids ask me is, “Do you  recommend spanking?”   Depending on the group, they believe I will be a solid, “Absolutely.” Or a definite, “Never in a million years.”  Instead I answer...
How to Get Your Child to Listen

How to Get Your Child to Listen

“Don’t even think about climbing on the shelves.” Uh, oh. Before you could say, “Monkey-bars,” the three-year-old turned into George, the curious one, and made it to the top of the rack. He’d been doing a terrific job staying close to his mom while in the toy aisle of...
4 Big Fat Parenting Lies

4 Big Fat Parenting Lies

    Here four parenting lies we are tempted to believe … and the truth that busts them: 1. Correction Crushes a Child’s Spirit. TRUTH:  No. Correction is training. Kids need training. Criticism is the thing that crushes a child’s spirit. Correction...