What do a bag of chips and loud crunching do to your kids? If you said throw them into a rage, we should talk. Did you know that some of us are triggered by noises? I am not talking about being slightly annoyed, I am talking about an urge to go completely ballistic when hearing these sounds. Let me introduce you to the world of sound rage, better known as Misophonia. Don’t know what that is? Take the Misophonia quiz below to see if it sounds familiar.
If I had a penny for every time a parent asked this I would have, well – a lot of pennies! Who doesn’t want to know how to raise kids who won’t talk back? When kids talk back it can send us into a tailspin. Not only is it disrespectful, but it can make us feel like we are failing as a parent. And that is never a good thing, right? So, what is the magic secret sauce to raise respectful, polite children? If you are wondering how to discipline kids who won’t talk back, you are missing the bigger picture.
Why do so many of us walk around doubting our parenting skills? Second guessing our every move? We are bombarded with other people’s opinions and criticisms. Opinions and judgment that makes good parents feel bad. I have had the privilege of meeting wonderful families in my practice. Good parents who are rocking their parenting skills. What’s their magic? Probably not what you think.
I hear this complaint every day in my practice. “My kids don’t listen to me!” “All I do is yell all day because no one does what I say!” Do you feel like your kids are parent-deaf? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Wouldn’t it be great if you could come up with some creative listening exercises for kids that would improve listening and bring peace to your home?
In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I am answering the question, “Is permissive parenting bad?” I talk about what constitutes a permissive parenting style and what impact it has on children. Is permissive parenting style just uninvolved parenting or does it go deeper than that? Are you a permissive parent? I give you permissive parenting examples so you can assess your own parenting style.
It started with a Southwest Airlines sale. We could pack our kids and head out to Seattle for under $800. We were sold. But with three kids, what would keep their attention and be entertaining for all of us? Being a major planner, I scoured the internet for fun things to do in Seattle with children.
In this week’s episode of Ask the Child Therapist, I am answering the question, “How can I help my child with perfectionism?” From perfectionist toddlers to perfectionist teens – children who strive to be perfect are over stressed. Child perfectionism causes tantrums, meltdowns and late nights full of worries. Does your child show signs of perfectionism? Here are some quick tips on how to help.
It is that time of year again – frenzied shopping, experimental baking and party after party. Holidays are many people’s favorite time of year. I love everything about the holidays – except the over stimulation and pace that turns my otherwise well-behaved little children – into gremlins, causing holiday meltdowns.
Looking for unique family traditions? Here are the best family Christmas traditions to jump start Christmas! Find family traditions your kids will remember!
We all want to keep out kids safe, but how do you do that effectively. Here are the best tips to follow.
Parenting is a roller coaster of emotions. You will pull your hair out, cry and love so hard you’ll forget about the first two. Buckle up and prepare for the 13 stages of parenting.
Looking for the most unique toys for kids? Look no further. Are you tired of all the boring toys available to kids? Me too! That is why I decided to scour the web for the most unique toys for kids. I found some gems! Below are the top 25 most unique toys for kids. [this list of unique toys for kids is all my own, […]
Would you know if your child had a problem? Some kids keep their issues private, but there are signs and indicators that there is something going on. Watch for these 3 signs.
Are you tired of being ignored? Are you tired of shouting? In this episode of Ask the Therapist, I talk about three simple steps to get kids to listen. It is time to save your voice and get effective. Wouldn’t that be nice?