“But mama I no want to go…” your child pleads with you, his bottom lip puffed out for effect.
“You have to go,” you firmly state.
“Noooo. I don’t wannnnt toooo!” Your child whines.
You know what will happen next. You’ve done this dance before. And frankly, you are tired of dancing. You want your child to stop whining. You want your child to talk like he isn’t still in diapers. You can’t stomach anymore baby talk and the whining is slowly crushing your soul. “Make it stop!” You scream silently in your head.
It is that time again. Didn’t we just do this twenty-four hours ago? Your heart starts to beat a bit faster as you prepare for the nightly battle that is about to ensue. Getting your kids to do homework is akin to getting your wisdom teeth pulled and frankly – you rather skip both. “I don’t want to do it!” your daughter screams. “That’s not how she taught us! You don’t get it.” complains your son. Since when did getting your kids to do homework become such a ridiculous chore? Don’t let homework battles destroy your family’s peace. Wave the white flag and take a break to watch this.
We all want our kids to be the best version of themselves. Sometimes we want this so badly, we inadvertently create the opposite. Sometimes we need to take a step back and assess our own behavior. Learn what you should do and what you shouldn’t do! Also, explore self esteem activities for kids that actually works!
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.
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.
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.
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?
In episode 3 of Ask the Child Therapist, we talk about how to help your aggressive child.