Three Reasons Why Your Child Doesn’t Obey

This is the final post in a series about teaching obedience. I previously addressed the principles of consistency and clear expectations. Last is consequences.  Consequences. Nobody likes giving them. Nobody likes receiving them. So, in an effort to make this post a bit more … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Your Child Doesn’t Obey

More Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Three

In this series about setting emotional boundaries, I’ve been encouraging parents to express their emotions to their children in a productive way. If we verbalize how our kids’ words and actions are affecting us, we can then set boundaries and preserve our … Continue reading More Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Three

Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Two

Have your children ever seen you erupt? One moment, you’re calm Mom or cool Dad and the next moment…BOOM! You’re Mt. Vesuvius, spewing anger, frustration, or hurt. As boiling lava careens down the mountain, your children are caught in its … Continue reading Tips for Healthy Talk About Emotions: Setting Emotional Boundaries with Your Child, Part Two