Inspiring Debate Moment

While I try to be as politically agnostic as possible in my work, I cannot help but take the first presidential debate as an opportunity to highlight a parenting moment. Regardless of your political views or favorable candidate, I think we can all view this moment as purely parental, leaving politics out of it. Debates,…

The Behavior Iceberg

We cannot punish our children into “good,” “acceptable,” or proper behavior.” However, for many of us, we have been conditioned to think that we can. Or even that we should. Let’s talk about behavior and the deeper meaning. Behavior is often a form of communication for our children to be seen and heard by us,…

Prickliness

We are all “prickly” at times in our lives. You might wonder what that means. Prickliness is a state of reaction. When someone is prickly, perhaps they are becoming easily annoyed, quickly angered, or are quick-tempered. If we were thinking of a bush, we would describe it as sharp, thorny, or coarse. We are all…