Four ways to decrease your mental load and decision fatigue so you can have more energy for your kids. Join the conversation in our private parent support group for more parenting tips and tricks. Click here to join.
Parents don’t want to spend their time nagging and kids like it even less. Nagging drives a wedge in a relationship which is the opposite of what we want to do with our kids. So how can we get them to do what needs to be done and give them appropriate reminders without nagging? Set […]
Transitioning from the school routine to the summer can be hard on kids with ADHD. A little planning goes a long way so you welcome summer with less frustration and more fun! Why are transitions hard? Kids with ADHD often struggle with executive functioning. This includes managing time, planning, and organizing. They rely on predictability […]
Lying is one of the most common behaviors parents contact me about. When someone lies to you, it breaks the trust and connection in your relationship. It may also trigger trauma from past betrayals. Lying shatters the felt safety we have with someone. It’s no wonder parents want to nip lying in the bud. When […]
No parent enjoys a tantrum. Kids don’t either. It never feels good to have such big feelings that they come out in crying, yelling, kicking, stomping, throwing, or whatever else makes up a meltdown for your child. Now would be a good time to note that there are levels of tantrums and dysregulation. Sometimes our […]
I hear from a lot of you that you have essential oils but you want more ideas on how to use them. You hear they can be useful in many ways, but you bought lavender for calming and have no idea what else to use it for. We want the best value for our dollar, […]
For many children with special needs, social skills are a struggle. They can come across as mean and anti-social at their worst and awkward at their best. Family nurture groups are good times for children and youth to learn and practice social and emotional skills. Practicing at home is best because it’s where we have […]
No one likes to fail. But kids with learning differences feel like they’re failing a lot. They always feel like they’re running to catch up with their same-aged peers. Over time, they’re self-esteem sinks lower and lower. I’m not proud to admit it, but I’m guilty of contributing to this feeling of failure with our […]