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Let’s talk about family values. We all have them and most of us kind of know what they are (at least in theory). We kind of have sense of what we believe in and the kind of people we’d like our kids to be. Family values can be defined as what you stand for, what...
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The Secret to Navigating Your Child’s Bad Behavior is…“Get curious, not furious.” When I say it to the parents I coach, especially ones who find themselves distraught after another angry bout with their children, it’s an aha moment. If you are a parent to a high-spirited child, you know how rewarding it can be to...
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I was recently asked why I chose to be a parent coach. Initially, my biggest reason was for my own benefit. As a former dominant parent of a still very strong willed child, I realized I needed, no make that wanted, to parent differently. After my own amazing transformation in my family, I realized I...
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Parenting is not easy and parenting strong-willed children is a special treat all its own 😉 This weekend we had a huge storm in our house. I mean a really, really big storm with our son and many parts of it are still too tender to talk about. I refer to our kids’ big behaviors...
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I want you to know I see you with no judgement or shame, just PURE LOVE! I know how much you love your kid(s) and yet I so appreciate how REAL the struggle is to RAISE a strong willed child. It is exhausting and at times painful and often frustrating. I know that at times...
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Are you already feeling the anxiety of summer and too much free time on your kid’s hands? Is the lack of structure creating tension in your home? I wanted to share with you another message I received from my one of my clients. From my client: Lisa, I’m at my wits end…and it’s only the...
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I wanted to share this word for word exchange I had with one of my clients in a private Facebook Group. I guarantee you can apply this advice to a situation in your life. ***Read all the way to the bottom to see how her son quickly changed… Posted by Sue @ 4:53pm on Saturday...
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Growing up I remember there was a lot of anger in my house. All the adults seemed to be angry all the time and often it felt like it was directed at me, although I had no idea why. Many of us deal with anger based on the patterns that were set forth for us...
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If you know me at all you know I am a person of action. I like to make things better. I like to offer suggestions, solve problems and create change. And this action based problem solving personality is not always my best friend when it comes to parenting. Let me give you an example… My...
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There was a moment in time, not long ago, that I had a massive parenting epiphany. It dawned on me that I was giving my son what I needed…not what he needed. I was unconsciously looking to fulfill my own childhood needs and tend to my own injuries through him, rather than taking an honest...
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