How to Talk to Kids about War: 6 Ways to Mitigate Fear & Build Resilience
I'm here with a message that I never wanted to cover: how to talk to kids about war. This is a scary time for many of us. I'm unsure whether it's more frightening for kids -- who know little about war -- or for adults, who, frankly, may also understand little about this devastating topic, […]
Video Interview with Dr. Anne Lane
In this interview, Dr. Anne Lane covers What EQ and emotional intelligence really mean Why emotions are so tricky to understand, and what we can do to help our kids make sense of them How simplicity leads to greater understanding of emotions The importance of repair in relationships What's developmentally normal for kids of different ages The importance of "good enough" parenting
Love like Jesus: 4 Ways to Let the Spirit Move Your Parenting
Love like Jesus: 4 Ways to Let the Spirit Move Your Parenting How in the world are we humans supposed to love like Jesus? The notion is daunting, especially those of us who are parents. I mean, he's JESUS! Isn't that bar a little high for the rest of us? Parenting is hard sometimes! To […]
Thrivers: 3 Key Reasons Parents Need Dr. Michele Borba's Wisdom Right This Second
In Thrivers, The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine (available here), Michele Borba, ED, internationally renowned educational psychologist and bestselling author of Unselfie (here), explains the seven character traits that will safeguard children against adversity in this uncertain world. Dr. Borba encourages parents with common sense advice -- specifically, seven essential life […]
This Is What Secure Attachment Looks Like
Although I'd heard this day was coming, today was the first time my daughter said, “I don’t love you, Mommy. In fact, I don’t even like you.” She’s eight. I knew this moment was inevitable. In an odd way, I craved it, if only for the sake of wanting to get it over with. It’s […]
Mona Delahooke, PhD: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids
In a recent interview with Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting, leading child psychologist Mona Delahooke, PhD, discussed her new book, Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids, available here (afflinks). Mona Delahooke, PhD: Why The World Needs Her Work Many parents know Dr. Delahooke from her best-selling book Beyond Behaviors […]
Video Interview with Mona Delahooke, PhD
In this interview, Mona Delahooke, PhD discusses her new book, Brain-Body Parenting, and these topics in particular: How the behaviors we see in our children are just a glimpse of what's going on beneath the surface Why we can't just reinforce "good" behavior and discourage "bad" behavior What happens we understand our children's "pathways" better Why we need to understand sensory integration How to reframe and better understand individual differences...
Video Interview with the Authors of Parent Compass
In this interview, we discuss What it means to have a "parent compass" and how we use it effectively The importance of play time, downtime, and family time for optimal mental health How to help our kids develop intrinsic motivation even if they're struggling to find it Why there's no "one right path" to defining success How to nurture our children's interests in passions ...and so much more! Cynthia C....
Behavior Problems WORSENING After You Start Gentle Parenting? This Could Be Why.
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...
The Kids Are Taking Care of Each Other
"THIS is how I'm feeling right now," said an 8-year-old child who's not my own, as she pointed to a picture in a book of a very frightened owl. This is a child who'd just been evacuated from her home due to the incredible Marshall Fire wildfires in Colorado. The winds were still blowing […]