Category Parenting

Please do not Hold the Limit Firm

Please do not hold the limit firm if your child is resisting, angry and crying. The emotional-relational impact is more damaging than the benefit of holding the limit in that moment.  It is always okay to soften and connect. I…

I’m 50

I turned FIFTY years old 3 days ago on Dec 27, 2018. When I held the birthday card from my wife and daughter in my hand, the big “50” jumped out at me. I remembered being 19 or 20 and…

Biting Is Awesome

No Biting Please The other day a friend of mine and I were playing with a lovely and energetic 2 year old. At one point he was climbing all over my friend and having a great time. Suddenly he bit…

Punishment Dehumanizes

Punishment Dehumanizes. When parents make the decision to not punish they deeply humanize their children. Hanging Out with my Best Friend My daughter is almost 19. Today I was sitting with her on the couch, just hanging. Suddenly I was…

The Gift of NO

The Gift of NO Yesterday I asked my daughter to get something from the car for me. Her response was: “No I don’t feel like it.” Expressing my Gratitude The next day I went to her in a quiet moment…

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