As parents, we have a zillion responsibilities. We have to work, cook, clean, pay bills, chauffeur, volunteer, help with homework – and that is just the tip of the iceberg! Add a child into the mix and we are lucky to get anything done. So how are we supposed to be a good parent who get things done, while giving our children the attention they need?
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.
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.
Is your child a wiggle worm? We’ve had no luck finding a bean bag chair that was hypoallergenic, comfortable and can stand the test of time, until now. Read my review and enter to win one of your own!
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.
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?
You feed the kids. You bath the kids. You put the kids to bed. You are starting to wonder why your husband doesn’t spend time with the kids? Here are some reasons why that might be happening and how to change it.
Gratitude doesn’t come naturally, but unfortunately attitude does. Turn your child’s attitude into gratitude. Teach your kids to be grateful.
Are you trying to figure out how to deal with a child who is a perfectionist? Teach your kids to be successful without beating themselves up.
Do you ask yourself, “How do I get my child to be more independent?” Here is a step-by-step guide to get your kids to do things for themselves and develop life skills.
Your Kids Will Survive If… How many of us second guess our parenting every day? How many of us go to bed feeling guilty or inadequate? The madness has got to stop! I talk to awesome parents every day who think they are failing at this whole parenting thing. They aren’t – and you aren’t either. We are all doing the best we can. So, […]
Consequences not working? Are you pulling your hair out wondering why your consequences aren’t working? You are not alone. This is the most popular complaint I hear in my therapy practice. “We’ve tried everything.” I am told. “Nothing works.” Usually, as we dig further, this just isn’t the case. Delivering effective consequences can be a major challenge. Kids are tuned into every crack and inconsistency. […]