“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,...