If you're a parent, chances are you've used some or all of these phrases at some point or another.
As guides, we help children develop internal motivation to do what is right because it’s right, rather than to do what is right to avoid being punished.
At no point in my 34 years of life had I ever been so...I want to say humbled, but the more accurate word here is humiliated.
Sensory experiences can help increase focus and concentration and calm anxiety and hyperactivity in all kids- not just those with special needs.
As a mother who sometimes screams, who is unsure of herself, I’m still practicing how to accept my own imperfections. My own failings.
While a reward system may get kids into the habit of behaving in the desired manner, it’s not a long-term solution.
The light flicked on again. I stop and stare at the shining coming through the bottom of the door. “How can he still be awake?” I ask my husband.
Your kid’s behavior is neither driven by “badness” nor is it a sign of bad parenting. Rather, it’s a sign that you’re not speaking the same language.
What am I really sorry for? I’m sorry for the times I have apologized for things they cannot help. Like being an energetic, wiggly kid.
There is a way to be genuine with your kids, have a good relationship, and still be the parent. You aren’t losing your influence, it’s just changing.
Lying is part of human nature. In fact, it's essential to children’s development and can even have some surprising benefits.