"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
These questions are adorable and perfect for a quick, but very thoughtful fathers day idea!
This is a GREAT parenting strategy that promotes accountability and positive outcomes. Dealing with consequences is a very important part of the parenting job and this is a really helpful tool when your child gets grounded.
It takes work and lots of intentional bonding with our kids through these sometimes challenging years to maintain a strong relationship with a tween or teen. There's no perfect formula, but what if there were mindsets we could adopt as parents that would allow us to maintain strong relationships with our kids as they change and discover who they are? Here are four important principles I've learned about bonding with my kids.