Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health

By |2019-05-22T12:38:47-07:00May 21st, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Self-care is a buzzword we hear a lot in the media these days—especially in parenting articles and social media. As our world gets more hurried and chaotic, medical professionals and parenting educators are encouraging parents to take care of themselves just as much as they care for their children. But what is self-care and [...]

Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression

By |2019-04-29T11:47:34-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s not uncommon for children to argue over a toy or become frustrated when they are told “no.” Fighting and aggression—whether it’s in the form of name calling, pushing, hitting, or refusing to share—are common responses when children lack problem-solving skills. It’s important to teach young children the value of playing cooperatively and getting along with [...]

Common Problems With Time-Outs and Newer Research About What May Work Better

By |2019-04-29T11:48:11-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

During an epic meltdown, it can be hard to reason with your toddler or preschooler. But how do you reach them when they are not in control of themselves? For many families, time-outs have become a frequently used parenting tool for exhausted parents. But, do they work? Or is there a better solution? This week [...]

Incentive Program: Using Reward and Behavior Charts

By |2019-04-29T11:48:35-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

When it comes to teaching children new skills and behaviors, there are a variety of methods to choose from. One approach is using a behavior or reward chart. Occasionally, a child could benefit from a little extra encouragement to change a behavior (such as hitting), practice a new skills (like using the potty), or to [...]

Sharing Between Siblings

By |2019-04-29T11:48:43-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Witnessing your children argue over a toy—which hasn’t been played with by either child in months—it becomes clear why seasoned parents of siblings like to joke that when it comes to having multiple children you have to buy two of everything. Sharing is challenging for all children—and siblings are no exception. This week, we offer [...]

Step 5 of Positive Parenting: Take Care of Yourself as a Parent

By |2019-04-22T12:28:27-07:00April 22nd, 2019|All Articles, All Tips and Activities, Baby, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool, Toddler and Preschool|

The last in the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting is one of the easiest steps to overlook: Taking care of yourself as a parent. Some days, between cluster feedings, an infant who will only sleep in your arms, and toddler potty training and upsets, you’re lucky if you can eat a piece of leftover, cold [...]