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 […]


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: […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]