“I don’t need you to like me.”

“I don’t need you to like me.”

You must get comfortable with the fact that sometimes your kids are simply not going to like you or be happy with your choices. You must get comfortable with the silent treatment and feeling that distance. I don’t want you to be mean, short, abrupt, rushed, hurried. I...
Should You Use Screens As A Babysitter?

Should You Use Screens As A Babysitter?

So I want you to begin a new tradition that invests in your marriage and creates proper boundaries—don’t discount this. If you’re a single parent, you can simply do this alone. I’m going to dramatize this, but here’s what it sounds like. I’d love for Dad to come home...
Meltdowns, Nutrition, OCD, Not Listening

Meltdowns, Nutrition, OCD, Not Listening

So here’s a perfect example of getting to the root of the issue versus looking at outward behavior that we talked about in the last newsletter. I call this great Mom for our 52-minute phone consultation and this is what I hear: “My son is not listening to...
Behavior Issue? Noooooo!

Behavior Issue? Noooooo!

Parents and teachers understandably focus almost all of their attention on a child’s behavior. But most of the time it’s not a behavior issue. And that’s why consequences, behavior charts, and bribery simply don’t work for more than a few days,...
“Your products are expensive.”

“Your products are expensive.”

“Your products are expensive.” I know. I know it’s tough for families who are struggling paycheck to paycheck. For single Moms. For homeschooling families living on one paycheck. For military families, social workers, even for executives who have kids in private...
Attend FREE Live Events in November

Attend FREE Live Events in November

ATTEND A LIVE EVENT! All events are FREE and there is no need to register. Bring your friends, spouse, and kids. We promise you will leave inspired with at least 10 practical strategies to stop the power struggles ASAP. Click here to WATCH VIDEOS of past events....
Defiant child or frustrated child?

Defiant child or frustrated child?

“Whatever you did to my husband has changed our family. I was hoping he could see a different approach other than my-way-or-the-highway. Well, something clicked when listening to your Bag of CDs, because my husband later admitted three things that blew me...

You’re a good mom.

No matter what happened today, I know you love your kids and want the best for them. Even though you might not feel like it sometimes, you are a good mom! Read it until you believe it: You are a good mom! You are NOT a bad mom if: Your child doesn’t brush their teeth...