There are quizzes galore out there - What dessert best represents you? What book character are you? What is your super-villain alter-ego?
All of those are fun, but do you know what your parenting style is? That can impact your relationship with your kids now, and it will effect who they become when they grow up.
This week we're talking about three common parenting styles that may not have the effect you're hoping for in your house, and the one parenting style we want to strive for.
Why do kids fight so much? And what can you do about it?
Join us as we talk about ways to alleviate sibling rivalry and bust the myth of "whole family fun"
As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be happy and healthy. Part of happiness and good mental health is having good self-esteem.
But what is self-esteem? Where does it come from? And how can you impact your child’s self-esteem?
Sometimes it can be a lot harder to get your child to start a positive behavior than it is to get them to stop a negative one. Counting is a quick, effective, and calm way to get kids to stop doing the things they're not supposed to, but it's not the right tactic for getting them to START doing the things you want them to do like get up and dressed in the morning, do their homework, set the table without being asked, and more.
So what's a parent to do?
Imagine that you’re doing your weekly grocery run. You have your 3-year-old with you and they’re doing well, sitting in the cart and playing with the toy you thought to bring for them. (Well done!)
Then you turn down the juice aisle. You just need a half-gallon of apple juice, but as soon as they see the shiny silver of the Capri Sun pouches...