Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! When tension runs high, it’s tempting to match our children’s emotions and meet their anger with anger but it rarely works. All we’re left with is disconnection and lots of guilt. Here’s what to practice instead. What is de-escalation? De-escalation is responding to our child’s […]
Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! Navigating our children’s intense emotions can sometimes feel like we’re walking on eggshells. Here’s what to avoid saying to an angry child & why. 1. “Take a deep breath.” A common mistake is encouraging kids to practice a coping skill in the heat of the […]
Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! I know a lot of focus is on helping kids make better choices so that we raise respectful humans and I love this. But we also need to balance these conversations with holding ourselves accountable & shining a light on the ways in which we […]
You’ve been trying all the latest tips and tricks for tantrums, but it seems to make your toddler angrier. In this blog, I break down the common reasons and what to do and say during your toddler or preschooler’s tantrums.
I think one of the biggest parenting triggers is whining. Whining makes it hard to think clearly and step into our best selves. Let me share with you why kids whine, what to say when your child whines, and how to stop kids from whining.
Did you know that parenting is about 80% mindset and 20% tips and tricks? When parenting little ones, I truly believe it is more about your thinking, perspective, and mindset as you navigate tantrums and other big feelings. It’s so helpful to have an awareness of what you’re thinking in your mind during the most […]
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 […]
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 […]
Interested in learning where to begin when it comes to teaching your child about feelings? To me, children’s books are one of my favorite ways to begin to teach toddlers and preschoolers about feelings. Books help to open the conversation, normalize feelings, and teach children how to cope with their big feelings. A couple weeks […]
Did you know tantrums & aggressive behaviors are common in the early years? Yup, that’s right. Your child’s brain is still growing so skills like communication, emotional regulation and conflict resolution are still not fully developed. While this is true, there are things you can do at home to help your child learn tools to […]
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.
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