Goddammit! What Can You Do When Your Child Swears?

Children's Behavior, Nonviolent Communication

Here is the connecting alternative to punishments and disconnection following a child’s use of swear words and other sorts of foul language. Swear words are part of vocabulary and children acquire these words just like they acquire any other part of vocabulary. Research shows that by the time children enroll to school they already know […]

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Kids and Limits: Make it Work

Nonviolent Communication, Empowering Parents

Most parents I meet are looking for beneficial strategies to set healthy limits with their children, without fighting, yelling, or having to power struggles. Here it is, in 3 steps. Setting limits and boundaries on children’s behavior is one of the challenges of parenting for the very simple reason that we feel the need for […]

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Anger Management Tip for Moms and Dads

Nonviolent Communication, Empowering Parents

Do you wish to be less angry, less judgmental, more responsive, and more connected to our children? Here’s the single anger management tip that will take you a step closer to the parent who you want to be.   Imagine you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly someone bumps into you. […]

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Sibling Rivalry: Cause, Effect & Management Strategies

Children's Big Feelings, Children's Behavior, Attachment Parenting, Nonviolent Communication

Sibling rivalry is a major cause for conflicts, fights, and power struggles between siblings and parents alike. In this article you will find the real cause to sibling rivalry, outlines in a way you’ve never heard before. And a few tips to help you manage.   Imagine having an amazing relationship with your partner. No […]

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Did You Watch Moana Lately?


Children's Big Feelings, Children's Behavior

Of hundreds of Disney characters out there, it is Maui from Moana that tells us the story of all too many children (and adults). If you’re anything like me, and I guess that you are if you are reading this, Disney movies have become more of a free-and-always-available-babysitter rather than an actual movie you can […]

17/02/2019

4 Strategies to Encourage Children’s Cooperation


Children's Behavior

Children’s lack of cooperation is almost not surprising if we come to actually think about the way we communicate with children. Here you’ll find strategies to encourage children’s cooperation as well as an explanation to why current practices don’t work. There are various reasons to fulfilling the needs of others, stemming from two opposite motivations: […]

14/02/2019

Empower the Bully


Children's Behavior

Every school has them. Every kindergarten. Every playground. Those little souls who are so misguided, so confused in regards to who they are in this world, misinformed about the good they can foster. Those kids who are denied, disallowed, disapproved, revoked, and rejected, those kids who are so hurt – they have no other choice […]

03/02/2019

Kids and Limits: Make it Work


Nonviolent Communication, Empowering Parents

Most parents I meet are looking for beneficial strategies to set healthy limits with their children, without fighting, yelling, or having to power struggles. Here it is, in 3 steps. Setting limits and boundaries on children’s behavior is one of the challenges of parenting for the very simple reason that we feel the need for […]

31/01/2019

How to Talk to Kids so They Would Listen?


Empowering Parents

If you had enough of the yelling and the fighting, and you want to know how to talk to kids so they would listen, this article is for you. Communication is the subtle dance at the heart of every relationship. It can resemble a heavy metal club or a ballroom waltz, the choice is yours. […]

09/01/2019