My Child Won’t Stop Throwing!

Q: As I’m doing the dishes, I get nailed in the back of the head with a block. Ouch! I turn around to see the two-year-old unload the entire block bin like missiles flying through my kitchen. What is with my kid??!! This type of behavior has been going on now for...

What to Do versus What Not to Do

One of the first conversations that I have with almost every family is to make this ONE SIMPLE SWITCH to the way that YOU talk, in order to IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’s BEHAVIOR, and increase the likelihood that they will follow directions. Tell them what TO DO, versus what...

First/Then

  While our children are infants, they have no choice but to “go with the flow” of the family. Sure, we can anticipate that they will need to eat or sleep, but for the most part, babies can do that just about anywhere, and we really don’t need to prepare them for...

Ignoring

We have ALL been there…you’re in the store and your child decides they want something! It could be anything…candy, an Elmo doll, …pantyhose! Really, it doesn’t matter! What matters is that it ends in a full blown TANTRUM! Tantrums can look very different from child to...

Choices

Standing at the front door, holding the 6 month old crying infant in the baby carrier, I ask my three year old son to “get a hat”. It’s a chilly day in late fall, and I’ve decided a hat would be best. I’ve already bundled both kids in coats, and found the missing...