Positive Discipline

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]

How to talk to your kids to find out what’s happening in their life and on their school day

“What did you do in school today, honey?” “Um… Nothin’. ” “whom did you play with?” “nobody.” “What did you learn?” “Don’t remember.” I have a wild energy ball for a kid, who could run an entire power plant if we could figure out how to plug him in. He had to do something. I [...]

Scientific way to build your child’s confidence in minutes

…and for years to come. Everyone could use a confidence boost. I know I need one a lit more often than I am eager to admit. And when it comes to my kids, they would benefit with a truckload of that goodness! So when I recently discovered this tip, I could not believe my own [...]

Helping children overcome social fears. First-Impressions Scaredy-Cat

Hello, nice to meet you. And this is my oldest one, trying out this class… what do you mean, he wouldn’t come in?! Playdate time! My kid is peeking out of the window, he can’t wait to see his friend’s car pull up to our driveway… He is here! He is here! I hear the [...]

My Child Never Lies. True or False?

“He lied!” – that’s a 5 year old guest shrieking on a trampoline, as my 8 year old host awkwardly slips away. “I can see you are upset, dear, but he NEVER LIES.” NEVER LIES.  Is there such a thing?  A kid, who comes out with the embarrassing truths? Who tells you about his grades [...]

Does Positive Discipline impact your child’s truth telling?

Who doesn’t want an honest kid?  Who doesn’t read those kiddie moral stories to your own brood with a secret hope her own darling turns out THAT AMAZING TRUTHFUL kid?  The Research by Psychology Science magazine recently published a study that can help their parents greatly on getting to that ideal: how moral stories that [...]