The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways
One of the first things I tell most parents that I work with is that behavior is a communication, and that understanding the message in a child’s behavior is incredibly helpful for changing those behaviors. To put it another way, something is behind or underneath unwanted behavior; triggering or motivating or strengthening it. Those hidden drivers are usually unmet [...]
Talking with children about Austin’s plane crash tragedy
The MOST important thing for a parent to do in ANY difficult conversation is simply to be & stay open to communication.
Free stuff for Austin Moms
Maybe this happens every year, or perhaps it's particular to this year's economy, but I keep hearing about cool free things for moms this week. I'm posting the short list I have now, and will update it this week as I hear about new stuff. (because who doesn't love free!) Except where noted, I do not have an affiliation with any of these organizations/businesses.