Consistency when parenting

Your child needs to know that no matter what happens, you are always going to be a consistent parent.Maintaining consistency means that you are going to be patient, connected, adaptable, and edutaining with your child all the time so your child knows what to expect from you and you know what to expect from them.…

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How to use Adaptability

Adaptability is about how you respond to your child, especially when things do not go as planned.  Your child will have a variety of great days, bad days, and everything in between. Here are a few ways you can apply adaptability to your parenting and keep your child motivated: Intrinsic Motivation: Choices What do you…

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Nurturing Parenting?

Being a nurturing parent means adjusting your child’s behaviors, not trying to change them. In other words, change the behavior, not the child. 1. Let them Know that Mistakes are Okay I get excited when my son makes a mistake because it gives me the opportunity to teach him, which is what parenting is all…

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Do You Have Edutainment?

Be the parent your child needs you to be. They need you to be in their world. That means interacting and playing with them on their level to prompt them through the tasks and chores they don’t want to do.  Here are some tips and examples on using effectively using edutainment with your child.  Practice…

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Prompting your Child for Success!

How can you set your child up for daily success?  One of the most effective ways to do this is to focus on prompting instead of punishment.  Here’s what you need about prompting your child toward good behavior and decisions: Friendly Competition One of the ways to prompt your child toward good behavior is to…

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Patience in parenting

Take a few extra seconds when responding to poor behavior. This demonstrates compassion, empathy, and self-control on your part. Sometimes all you need to do is think about responding in the most patient manner to help re-direct your child.  A few seconds can make a big difference. Ask, Listen, Explain Patience helps you to establish…

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Do you ever feel like you can read your child’s mind?

 We have all had this moment when you know what they are going to do or say next because they have had the same reaction before?  This is attunement.  Improving your attunement skills will allow you to create a more patient and understanding relationship with your child.      Modify Your Child’s Behavior: Be attuned to your…

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Connecting with your Child

One of the most important things that you can do as a parent is establish a connection with your child. In fact, children need connection more than anything else. Here are a few ways that you can begin to build a great connection with your child: Daily Interactions: Make one-on-one connections with your child.  Instead…

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What Is The New Normal

Life is crazy right now! Parents and guardians scramble to make sense of everything going on in the world and the recent closures of schools and businesses are widespread and have led to major disruptions in the daily routines of many families. Parents and children are trying to adjust to the new culture in today’s…

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Are You An “Honorable” Athlete?

An “honorable athlete” is someone who can be coached, who accepts responsibility for his or her actions and who is willing to work hard to become better. An honorable athlete is a truly dedicated person who has the drive to overcome obstacles. An honorable athlete also is a great student—-one who is ready, willing, and…

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