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: […]


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. […]


How to Influence Your Child’s Behavior

Empowering Parents

It’s no secret that parental influence on children’s behavior is huge; after all, their discipline, education, and overall development is on our shoulders, right? But is it really influence we’re after, or merely change? Here’s a list of strategies to relinquish, and one powerful strategy to embrace. Every child comes to this world with his […]


How to Teach Your Child Respect?

Nonviolent Communication

Disrespectful children and the idea of teaching children to show respect is a widely discussed topic, but what do we really do when we teach respect? Read on. A while back I did a little survey in my parenting support group on Facebook, where I asked parents to describe the behavior of a respectful child, […]


Terrible Twos: how to Make it Wonderful

Children's Behavior

The Terrible Twos are coined “Terrible Twos” because it’s a challenging, hard period. Both on us, parents, and on our little ones. But it really doesn’t have to be this way. Read on. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know how much I believe in the power of knowledge; and in […]


How to Help An Emotional Child

Children's Big Feelings

As parents, we are right there next to our little ones, in laughter and joy, but also in sadness, grief, and pain. Here’s how we can actually help our children through unpleasant emotions. Wherever I go, whether online or face-to-face interactions, I seem to stumble upon the phrases “negative feelings” and “positive feelings”. And I […]


1 Powerful Tip to Handle Tantrums

Children's Behavior

Handle tantrums with this one tip. Practice it for a while and never handle a tantrum again. I was told recently that my articles are way too long, so I’m trying a shorter version! Here it is: a story and a conclusion. Yesterday, when my 2.5 year old and I came back home, he asked […]