How do you know when you’ve reached the burnout point? It’s different for each parent, but check out this list for similar signs. Signs of Mommy Burnout You might have reached mommy burnout if . . . A mini-fridge for your mini-van is at the top of your holiday wish
I remember handing out presents to my relatives on Christmas Day when I was a child. Before I could read the names on the gift tags, my aunts would reach under the tree, hand me a wrapped box. “Take this gift to Uncle Jerry,” they’d say. I’d step over legs
January 24 is National Compliment Day. Parents, may this list of ideas inspire you to offer compliments to those you care about. Dinner Table Compliments: At dinner, allow each family member a turn to give a compliment to another family member. Be sure and teach and model compliments to kids.
I wonder how many Positive Discipline parents struggle when their kids whine, sulk or complain after parents set limits? I know I wrestled with this issue for a long time. At first I framed Positive Discipline parenting around a picture of smiling kids who would appreciate that I didn’t punish
Parents, what power struggle moments are you dreading tomorrow? Making sure your child is out of bed? Keeping your child on the move to get ready each morning? Homework battles? Dinnertime? Getting your child to clean up a messy room? Bedtime? Which one of these is the worst for you?
1. Number of Children: Two–Norah is 7 and Cedar is 3 2. How you first learned about Positive Discipline . . . . Before I ever imagined becoming a parent, I taught parenting classes. Man, those parents must have laughed at my confident instructions on parenting. The organization I worked for didn’t
Parenting rewards us with plenty of smiles, laughter and celebrations. There are lots of highs when kids accomplish new skills or utter those “out of the mouths of babes” comments. When parenting is great, it’s really great! Being a parent also has its lows – sleepless nights, sick toddlers and
How are you mornings going? Want to see more smiles? This month’s featured parenting tool is routines. Read on to get tips on using two tools for creating morning routines that aren’t full of drudgery. Mornings can be quite hectic when they involve guiding and prompting children to eat breakfast, stop playing
The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results I need to remember the line above myself. This past weekend, I reminded myself of this exact message. For some reason, I’d been addressing an issue with my child in the same way over
You’re a good parent. You’re an involved parent. You have high expectations of yourself. Those are all great qualities about you. But how often are you experiencing that burn-out feeling? Moms and dads, do you know what feeds your soul? Without stopping to think, can you name three activities that