Dealing with clingy behavior is exhausting. And it can be frustrating to know what to do/say when your child is crying to be held for the 1000th time. In this blog, I share some of the top reasons why children become clingy and 3 quick tips to curb the clinginess!
The number one question I receive when it comes to potty training is, “How do I know when they’re ready???” Here’s the thing – there’s no magical age when it comes to potty training. Every child is different and should start when they are developmentally ready. In general, you want to look out for developmental […]
The early days and weeks of potty training can be really tricky & MESSY! With all the accidents and resistance, it can be hard to know what to do and say while potty training. In this week’s episode, I’ll breakdown: Top phrases to avoid saying while potty training Why you want to avoid these phrases […]
Of course, we hope our children never encounter an unsafe stranger. We hope they will never be in a place where they have to scream and defend themselves against an unsafe person or stranger. But, just as with other important life skills, this is an important life skill to teach our children. Begin to teach […]
One of my most asked questions is how to handle aggressive behaviors. Whether that’s hitting, biting, kicking, scratching, pinching, I’ll spill the tea on how to handle these behaviors. So don’t worry, I’ve got you. Keep in mind, I’m talking about younger kids – think infancy to age 5 – especially toddlers and preschoolers. We’re […]
Let’s talk about yelling because we’re all feeling crispy – aka burned out. A couple of weeks ago, I did a story about the assumptions you all had about me. One of the big assumptions was, “I assume you don’t yell at your kids.” I’m like, “Oh, girl, no. Yes, I do.” It happens even […]
In parenting, we tend to fall back on phrases when talking with our kids. We often use the same phrases over and over again. Some of these phrases work and others, not so much. It’s so important to reflect on the language we use, especially if our goal is to elicit more cooperation and help […]
Giving our kids the language to use during social situations is KEY. When we teach kids exactly what they can say to get their needs met in social situations, we are building their self-awareness, confidence, and ability to advocate for themselves. In today’s episode I will the exact phrases, word for word, to start teaching […]
With the holidays fast approaching and Thanksgiving being *right* around the corner, you might be wondering WHEN AND HOW to start the conversation about the REAL history behind Thanksgiving. I am so passionate about teaching kids age-appropriate history that doesn’t overwhelm them but also doesn’t misinform or dishonor other cultures. In today’s video, I’ll break […]
Much of what looks like misbehavior is really your child trying to get their needs met. Common unmet needs include: -Physical activity -Connection/attention -Power and control -Tired or hungry In this video, I’ll break down common behavior and what it could mean. //REGISTER FOR FREE DISCIPLINE WORKSHOP: How to get your child to listen without […]
If there’s anyone who knows what you’re going through, it’s me. I’ve got two kids of my own, and while motherhood is a blessing beyond measure, people rarely talk about the dark side of it – the side filled with tantrums, yelling, and your-favorite-dresses-filled-with-milk-and-purée.
Well, I’ve spent my life encouraging moms to stand up, speak up, and do what it takes to put themselves back on their to-do list. This is the first step to a smoother-sailing journey through motherhood, and with access to my online community and sisterhood, you’ll soon have the confidence to mother like a mother – from keeping toys in cots to potty training to winning the war against bedtime resistance and beyond.
Watch my free discipline workshop today for more clarity, connection and cooperation