Sometimes when we're new to peaceful parenting, our children's behavior can TEMPORARILY seem to get worse! Why is this? First, know that it can be completely normal. YES, you may need new tools for setting and enforcing boundaries, but more may be going on, as well. In this 16-minute course, I cover what's often happening for kids who act out more when we make this change (and yes, you should stay the course). #gentleparenting #positiveparenting #peacefuldiscipline #mindfulparenting #consicousparenting #childdevelopment #brainscience #childbehavior #parentingvideos #parentcoach #parentcoaching #behaviorproblems #peacefulparentingView the course
Recently, our area suffered a devastating fire and many homes were lost. This video is to support parents and caregivers who want to help their children process the news in emotionally healthy ways (concepts apply to other situations beyond the fire, as well). For those who are suffering, I also strongly suggest play therapy for kids and traditional, somatic, or other therapy for adults. 20-minute video.View the course
In this 20-minute mini-course, I discuss a new way to manage our time better, which can result in more connection and more joy. *Also for Dads and other caregivers.View the course
In this 44-minute course, I cover three essentials of positive parenting for all ages -- including specific and actionable tools you can start using right away. When used correctly, these tips can substantially decrease the stress and increase the JOY in your family.View the course
In this 11-minute session, I cover why children 5 and above tend to lie, and peaceful approaches to handling it effectively.View the course
In this 19-minute session, I cover several strategies to help you, the adult, keep your calm -- or get it quickly if you're already feeling like you need a break (right this second).View the course
12-minute course that addresses the basics of how to tell your kids about divorce. Note that this course does not address they "why" that children inevitably ask; that will differ for every family. As a general rule, though, the younger the child, the less they need to know. For many children of all ages, a version of "We're making this choice because it's best for the mental health of our family" may suffice. Please seek out professional support if appropriate, and especially if you or your child are struggling.View the course
Parents fighting too much? Too much ongoing stress, even if it's a "low level" current running through the home?
In this 15-minute mini-course, I cover how to handle conflict in the home when kids are present and when both parents are committed to supporting their children's mental health.
If possible, please do consider therapy or other mental health support for yourself and/or your child if stress is toxic or ongoing. Note that this course does not address abusive situations. If abuse is present, professional support is essential.View the course