By Lisa Edwards, Parent Coach With any large celebration or holiday, you may find yourself, with your children seated around a large dinner table surrounded by friends and family. This is a happy time, and you want to make sure that your children are using their best table manners…because of course, you always want to impress Grandma! Here are some sure fire ways to make sure your child is wowing the crowd with their manners…and not their burps! How to Teach Table ... Read More about 7 Easy Table Manners Every Kid Should Know
By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Check out Part 1 Here We have talked about the symptoms and categories, now let’s look at what you can do to help your child. All humans respond to the feelings of anxiety with the reaction of Fight, Flight or Freeze. We respond with aggression (fight). We avoid the anxiety producing event (flight). Or we are unable to respond, or move (freeze). These responses are normal and natural. As parents, it is your responsibility to help your child learn to manage ... Read More about Puzzled By Your Child’s Anxiety? Part 2
By Lisa Edwards, Parent Coach A few years ago, a colleague gave me the book, Yes Day by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. As I read the story about a young child who has a “yes day” once every year that her parents cannot say no to her wishes, my children became increasingly intrigued and wanted to do our own yes day. Without hesitation, I immediately agreed. Have you ever noticed how often you say “no” to your children. It starts at a young age as you see them ... Read More about Make “Yes Day” A New Family Tradition
By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Children need a tremendous amount of sleep to be successful. Having the correct amount will support them in many ways. They will be capable to grow, learn and play throughout the day. The amount of sleep they get impacts them socially, emotionally and physically. Children thrive on a regular bedtime routine. Children that get enough sleep have a healthy immune system, can regulate their bodies, behavior and mental health. Adequate sleep ... Read More about Is My Child Getting Enough Sleep?
By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Do you ever wonder why your children are so different, but have the same biological parents? I do! I have three children, the youngest is 18 and the oldest is 23; two boys and a girl- she is the oldest. They are all so different in many ways, so what I would do for one to help and support would be different than the other two. Why are my kids so different? Is it because of their birth order or how I parented them- or both? I always thought that I would ... Read More about Why Are My Kids So Different?